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Software Developer


Helsinki, Finland

Type of Employment

Permanent, full-time

In its 30 years of operation, NAPA has become a global leader in software, services and data analysis for the maritime industry; providing best in class data-led solutions for safety, efficiency and productivity in both ship design and operations. Headquartered in Finland, NAPA employs 180 people in the fields of naval architecture, shipping and information technology. Our offices in Japan, Korea, China, Romania, India, Singapore, the USA, Germany and Greece, as well as our extensive network of agents, help us maintain constant and close contact with our customers. NAPA software is used by shipyards, owners, designers, operators and charterers, classification societies, research institutes, authorities, consultancies and universities. NAPA has over 400 user organizations for design applications and more than 2,500 installations onboard.

We are now looking for a Software Developer to join our Design Solutions team.

What software would I develop in this role?

NAPA Design Solutions team develops ship design software. Our 3D modeling and design functionalities are the most powerful in the industry, making ship design process the best it can be. Built-in development and customizable capabilities enable users to automate repetitive tasks and include user-specific ship design know-how into the system.

As a software developer your workday includes implementing new features to NAPA Steel, our software for designing ship structures.

What technologies would I use and how is the team?

We use technologies including C# and WPF and we have implemented agile software development practices. Our design team works well together, therefore we are looking for a solid team player who enjoys collaborating with other developers, clients and other stakeholders in ship design industry worldwide. You will work in a team of around 10 persons including experienced developers, a UX expert and a QA engineer.

You could be a good fit for this position if you have experience in developing or using CAD software. Background in maritime industry is also an advantage or if you’re familiar with structural design in some other industry.

NAPA as an employer for a software developer

Meaningful work

We are proud to play our part in creating a sustainable world, and a career at NAPA means working with a purpose. We focus on building the best possible products for our customers, with whom we have close and long-lasting relationships. We protect the environment and human life at sea, by powering safer and greener vessels with our technology.


We are a self-managed organization. Everyone is here to help and to guide each other, but you’re your own boss. The core of our self-management philosophy is trust. We trust our employees to make the right decisions, to take care of their personal growth – we provide several opportunities for that — and to manage their own working time. You can work at the office, from home or even while abroad.


Enjoying working together is one of our core values. Learning from and respecting each other provides a healthy and pleasant working environment. We as Naparians share our knowledge and help each other when needed. NAPA has offices and customers around the world, and you will be able to meet people from many different cultures. We are a diverse family with a shared goal.


Our people are important to us! We offer several benefits to support Naparians’ work. For example, we offer employer-subsidized commuter ticket, lots of different sport and leisure activities and lunch benefit.

Read more about our values and culture:

Ready to get on board and join the NAPA crew?

We kindly ask You to send your application and CV to us as soon as possible as the position will be filled once a suitable candidate has been found.

For more information about the position, please contact Jan Mattson by telephone +358 50-5922754 or by e-mail

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