Novia University of Applied Sciences at Aboa Mare is looking for a Software Architect

From 17.8.2020 or according to agreement

Novia University of Applied Sciences is the largest Swedish-speaking UAS in Finland. At our maritime campus Aboa Mare, we are specialized in Maritime Simulation ( Our new Simulator Roadmap 2020-2030 has a strong focus on the future of digitalization and automation. The simulators are the asset we are shaping to serve the future needs in the maritime cluster.

As Software Architect at Aboa Mare your responsibilities include leading the technological development of our maritime simulators, according to the Simulator Roadmap 2020-2030, and to develop the simulator architecture as well as the assembly of external components connected to the simulator. We also expect you to provide support to researchers and cooperation partners in various R & D projects, participate in simulator data-analytics development and in demonstrating the proceedings within the simulator development. 

This position will give you an excellent opportunity to be in the fore front of maritime technological development as well as its implementation to use on a practical level.  Aboa Mare employees highlight great team spirit and forward-going atmosphere as some of the advantages of working at Aboa Mare.

Required and desired skills

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in relevant field
  • Experience in system administration and agile environments
  • Comprehensive and broad knowledge in building software 
  • Experience in design of software and network architectures
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and collaboratively with other members of the team
  • Highly proactive and enterprising personality
  • Interest in new technologies and ongoing research
  • Strategic and problem-solving mindset
  • Proactive drive to carry out projects
  • Good oral and written skills in English

Following skills and experiences are considered an advantage: experience in maritime domain, simulation competence and language skills in Swedish or Finnish. 

Salary according to collective agreement of the private educational field (laboratory engineer) and internal directives. The position includes a probationary period of six months.

Location: Aboa Mare, Turku, Finland.

For further information, please contact:

Vice Dean Micael Vuorio
e-mail -
mobile +358 44 762 3413

R&D manager Mirva Salokorpi
e-mail -
mobile +358 44 762 3532.  

Applications: Submit your application and CV by 4 pm, Friday 29th May to our electronic recruitment system:


Aboa Mare offers degree and continuing education for the maritime industry. The maritime education and training centre in Turku was founded in 1813. Aboa Mare offers secondary education at Axxell vocational institute, where you can study for a Watchkeeping Officer’s or Watchkeeping Engineer’s degree, and Bachelor level education at Novia UAS, where you can study for a Sea Captain’s or Marine Engineer’s degree. Aboa Mare also offers Master level education, Master’s degree programme in Maritime Management and Master’s degree programme in Autonomous Maritime Operation. In addition, Aboa Mare offers continuing education for both professional seafarers and boaters. The training centre provides safe and environmentally sustainable training, which fulfils the requirements laid down in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). The education and training on offer makes use of the simulators developed by Aboa Mare. Our simulation department consists of 10 ship bridge simulators, one engine control room simulator, one VTS-simulator, one DP-simulator and one GMDSS simulator. The first-rate simulators are also used for different R&D projects within the maritime industry.


Aboa Mare Contact

Micael Vuorio

Micael Vuorio

Head of Maritime Academy and Training Center


+358 44 762 3413

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