Administrative Assistant

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Do you strive to be a part of a passionate and committed team that is fun and motivates you to go the extra mile?  Do you see projects not as a challenge, but as an opportunity to make an active contribution to the company and your team? Is versatility and quality what you want for your next position? Here is your chance to join a team where this can be a reality.


  • Assist and support the whole team in daily business to include general administrative support, maintenance of employee data, data privacy management, travel planning, etc.
  • Provide orientation to new staff members and support employee onboarding and offboarding activities
  • Partner with HR to support employer administration efforts, contract changes, work authorization/permits, and legal requirements
  • Collaborate with Esri Systems teams on acquisition of employee computer hardware 
  • Coordinate salary payments with third party payroll provider and act as point of contact with Social Insurance Authorities to manage related items (family allowances, maternity, paternity and military leaves)
  • Support company culture, strengthen employee engagement, maintain office policies and actively contribute to a diverse workplace
  • Serve as liaison with the Administrative staff in Esri headquarters in California


  • 2+ years of experience working in a similar position with office management, administrative, or assistant experience in a multinational company
  • 1+ years of experience supporting HR administrative functions
  • Ability to organize work and meet deadlines while faced with many interruptions and competing priorities
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to multi-task and follow-up on multiple projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English
  • Strong computer skills including spreadsheet applications, word processing programs, and e-mail systems
  • Strict attention to detail including the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and reviewing accounting information
  • Flexible working hours (60-80% time), yet required presence 4 days/week

Recommended Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent commercial education
  • Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures

Who we are 


At Esri R&D Center–Zurich, we’re able to combine the best of academia and industry. We are researching leading edge technologies in graphics, vision, and cartography and are developing innovative 3D software products that are deployed on a global scale. Products include the procedural modeling tool Esri CityEngine as well as general 3D solutions for desktop, web, and mobile technologies based on Esri’s ArcGIS platform. Our customers are in urban design/ planning at architectural studios and city administrations as well as major motion picture and game developer studios for ­lmed/ interactive entertainment.

About Esri

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.



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