Careers at NAPA
NAPA is made up of self-managed teams of naval architects, shipping experts, software developers, analysts and business support specialists who work together to make the maritime world more effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly.
Would you like to make a difference every day? Come join us.
We’re proud to play our part in creating a sustainable world, and a career at NAPA means working with a purpose. We protect the environment and human life at sea by powering safer and greener vessels with our technology.
We believe that working with a meaningful purpose is good for NAPA employees, and good for everyone else.
NAPA’s employees have unmatched domain expertise in the fields of naval architecture, ship building, performance analysis, shipping, software development, data analytics and information technology, to name but a few. We use the latest technologies and processes when developing our solutions for the maritime industry. In addition, we actively contribute to maritime policies and regulations at a global level, and drive forward scientific research in their areas of expertise.
We work closely with our customers, and frequently travel to wherever they are in the world to work alongside them. We’re looking for people who want to excel professionally as individuals and in teams, constantly push their skills and knowledge forward, and innovate to create solutions for the future.
Enjoy working together
We recognize the importance of creating a happy, comfortable work environment. Primarily we do this by trusting each other. We respect and trust our people to work smartly. We believe in letting our employees decide how to do their jobs in the best possible way. What this looks like is up to you and your colleagues.
At NAPA, you’re part of a family. NAPA encourages its employees to build relationships, and to have fun outside office hours through a variety of leisure activities for the employees and, at times, their families too. In recent years our adventures together have included sailing, flying in a wind tunnel, bouncing on trampolines, tasting champagne, and horse riding.
At NAPA, you’re self-managed. Everyone’s here to help and guide each other, but you’re your own boss. You’re responsible for your own decisions, and doing the most important thing you can in creating a cleaner, safer, maritime industry.
At its heart, our self-management philosophy is founded on trust. We trust that our people are smart enough that if they make a decision, having consulted the right people, it will be good for our company. And if it’s not the right decision on that occasion, that’s fine too. We trust that we’ll make it right, learn from the decision, and grow as a company as a result.
Don’t let this seem daunting. Just as anyone can ask for advice from someone with expertise, those with the expertise must consult. Every decision you make will mean sharing in the collective knowledge and expertise of the whole team.
NAPA lives up to its values every day. The values determine how we treat our customers, partners and fellow Naparians. They are the basis for our work to develop safer, greener and more intelligent and innovative solutions for maritime industry.Read more about NAPA and our values
Commitment builds trust
Courage leads the way
Enjoy working together
Success through knowledge
Meet your future colleagues
NAPA’s global team consists of different professional backgrounds and who possess a wide variety of special skills and competencies. Find out more about some of us here.
Jaakko initially started to work for NAPA in the summer of 2017. After the summer trainee period, Jaakko stayed in touch with NAPA, writing his master thesis with us and finally started as a Software Developer.
“Teal organization means taking responsibility and holding your own ball. It’s an opportunity to see if one really can be their own boss, not just waiting for somebody to give you orders”
Senior Commissioning Engineer
Ville Villikka is one of NAPA’s Commissioning Engineers – he delivers and installs NAPA’s products on-site, gives support and solves problems, working closely with the customer.
The most enjoyable aspect of Jing Chen’s job is making things work for the customers, while the challenge in this line of work comes from the timing.