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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Helsinki, Tampere, Ljungby, Ot, FI

Architect, Control Systems

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Purpose of the position


Overall responsibility of the control system architecture for Kalmar Mobile Solutions.
Understanding the customer and market requirements and standards for the product and preparing and guiding product investment decisions. Safeguarding the strategic targets stated in Technology strategy and ensuring the deliverability of the solutions. Work as a key player between product line R&D teams aligning the product roadmaps for adopting the solution.


Key accountabilities:


Architect, control systems, is responsible for:



  • Control system architecture
  • Key requirements for the target control system
  • Standards to be met in the target architecture
  • Development budget and timeline
  • Product implementation timeline
  • Needed competences in product line R&D teams




  • Development process for the control system versions implemented in the product lines
  • Delivery setup
  • Quality assurance and user acceptance
  • Product lifecycle management.
What you’ll need to succeed:




  • Master’s degree in engineering, automation, system’s design or similar




  • At least 10 years of working experience, in hydraulics and control system engineering in heavy machinery industry
  • Familiar with development methods, tools and processes on diverse and distributed teams
  • Attention to detail required to produce best-of-breed solutions
  • Shows commitment and determination in his/her daily activities




  • Customer service mindset
  • Good spoken and written communication skills
  • Capability to understand, identify and crystallize customer needs and hidden needs
  • General IT skills, understanding of field service tools, ERP systems, IoT platforms, and other systems and platforms used in service business
  • A thorough knowledge of the business processes and operations in area of responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure to keep agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work in international environment
  • Fluent in English, preferably also in Finnish or Swedish (written and spoken)
Working together with:


  • Kalmar Mobile Solutions and Kalmar Automation Solutions, product lines and services, sales and markets
  • Kalmar customers
  • Kalmar front line units
  • Kalmar and Cargotec IM and software development
  • Development partners
  • Kalmar management
Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application.

For more information, you can contact  Tuomas Martinkallio, Director, Digitalisation (tuomas.martinkallio@kalmarglobal.com).

Located in Tampere, Finland; Ljungby, Sweden or Ottawa (KS), US.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2019 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com