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Senior C++ Software Developer

Published date 2 weeks ago
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Company Wärtsilä
Company: Wärtsilä
End date May 31, 2024
Due date: May 31, 2024
Location Helsinki
Location: Helsinki

A safer, low-carbon shipping industry is underpinned by data sharing. We at Wärtsilä Voyage are creating the digital infrastructure needed to enable high-performing maritime logistics – for the safe movement of goods and people. Through our world-leading Smart Marine portfolio, we support our customers in their efforts to ensure secure, highly energy-efficient and cost-effective marine operations. 

Wärtsilä is on a mission to enable sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services. As we change course towards a cleaner, smarter maritime future, we’re looking for top talent to join our team. Are you ready to join the Voyage?

Join Wärtsilä Voyage, a leading technology company in the Marine and Energy markets, on a journey towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. We are seeking a Senior C++ Software Developer to join us in developing our globe-spanning Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) solution. This role offers the opportunity to be part of a talented team, drive technical innovation, and make a significant impact in the maritime industry.

Collaboration across cross-functional teams will be at the heart of your work. We operate in an agile environment; we value flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.

Position information:

This permanent position is located in Helsinki, Finland. We act globally, from the Americas to Europe, Singapore, and Australia. We're looking for individuals who can work independently when required and communicate asynchronously between sites. In practice, this means excellent communication and documentation skills.


  • Participate in the design and development of software solutions for VTS
  • Participate in the design of software architecture centred around microservices, deployment, containerisation, integrations to systems in the marine ecosystem and solutions that will scale, and adapt to business needs both on the cloud and on-prem
  • Research emerging technologies, industry trends, and methodologies and make proposals of benefits and costs to decision-makers and watch as theory becomes practice
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams through Agile methodologies to design and implement solutions for complex maritime challenges
  • Mentor junior developers, sharing your knowledge and ensuring that future generations of developers will practice and propagate this knowledge


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in software development, with a strong focus on C++ on Windows (VS) and a good understanding of SW patterns. TCP, UDP and socket programming. Conan and Qt. Competence with Git. Good communication skills in English
  • Any of the following experience is considered a plus: C++ on Linux, Perl, Docker, Github action, scripting, C#, SQL. Experience with TypeScript, .NET, Angular or web technologies in general is considered a significant plus
  • The ability to communicate abstract concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience in the maritime industry, particularly in port operations or maritime logistics, would be highly beneficial. Knowledge of supply chain and logistical industry practices is also advantageous
  • Experience with designing and configuring solutions for both on-premises and Azure cloud deployments, including infrastructure setup, networking configurations, security protocols, and deployment strategies, is considered a significant plus

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position based in Helsinki, Finland
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

Why you and us?

You are valuated – as your true self. At Wärtsilä YOU matter. We value diversity and are committed to supporting an inclusive work community.
Your growth is supported. We believe in continuous learning and teamwork. Wärtsilian community has your back when it comes to development opportunities, so you can develop beyond your potential.
You get to make a difference. Innovation and sustainability are important to us. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality.

Contact & next steps:  

Please submit your application through our Careers portal by 31.05.2024. Applications submitted via email will not be considered. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. 

In case you have any questions regarding this open position, please do not hesitate to contact the hiring manager

Juha Hollanti 

Head of Ports Software Development and Architecture

Last application date: 31/05/2024 

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 

All new Wärtsilä employees in Finland will attend occupational health checks, including drug tests/screenings. When a person is located outside of Finland, the country's legislation is followed.

This is Wärtsilä 

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