Backend Software Engineer

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We are looking for a software engineer who is driven to build and maintain large-scale backend services, databases, and API. You would be responsible for the systems design, development, and delivery of global services that improve government open data sharing and community collaboration. This includes designing flexible, extensible systems that have a great developer experience, fast and reliable performance, and robust operations with high-availability and monitoring. 
What We Do
ArcGIS Hub is a community engagement platform that organizes people, data, and tools through information-driven initiatives. Our work is used by over 10,000 organizations around the world to share open data, gather feedback, and support collaboration to improve society. 
What We Offer
A Great Team--Our team of software engineers, product engineers, and interaction designers work collaboratively to build innovative geospatial web applications delivered in rapid iteration cycles. We are based near Washington, DC with team members who work remotely from locations across the U.S.
Flexibility & Support--We provide a flexible work schedule that allows you to shift hours and time that fits your own needs. Our excellent healthcare, retirement, and profit-sharing support your well-being and long-range planning. 


  • Build, test, and maintain backend APIs
  • Build, test, and maintain shared JavaScript/TypeScript libraries
  • Build, test, and maintain asynchronous job systems
  • Respond to API/job system performance issues; troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Contribute to software transparency with documentation and diagrams
  • Read and respond to pull requests; participate in code reviews


  • Experience with JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node JS
  • Experience with Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Node JS frameworks such as Express and Nest
  • Experience Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS
  • Experience with Kafka, RabbitMq
  • Experience with Prometheus monitoring
  • Enjoy reading code
  • Bachelor's in computer science or related field, depending on position level

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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