|Date of birth||17 April 1972|
|Place of birth||Tampere, Finland|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
As a player, he played in the position of defensive midfielder for TPV Tampere, FF Jaro, HJK and Tampere United in Finland, Molde, Lillestrøm and Moss in Norway, Stockport County in England as well as Hibernian in Scotland. He was known for his powerful shots with both feet and as a hard tackler.
He has also appeared over 40 times for the Finnish national team.
After retiring in 2007 at the age of 35, he worked both as a youth coach and as a sporting director for Tampere United between 2008–2009. He also managed the Finnish under-15 football team.
On 29 October 2010 it was announced that Wiss had succeeded the longtime head coach Ari Hjelm at Tampere United. He signed a two-year contract, with an option for a two-year extension, with the club on the same day. However, the club was banned from competition for the 2011 season.
- "Wiss installed at Tampere". www.uefa.com. UEFA. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- Jarkko Wiss, head coach of TamU Archived 27 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (in Finnish)
- "U18 uuteen aikaan Belgia-otteluissa" (in Finnish). Finnish Football Association. 2 December 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
- "Ilveksen uusi päävalmentaja on Jarkko Wiss" (in Finnish). YLE. 6 November 2015.