C++ 2D/3D Software Developer II

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Use your experience in 2D/3D graphics programming to develop software and 2D/3D visualizations that make a difference in everyday lives and impacts the world around us. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop GIS visualization technology and expand the 2D/3D capabilities of the ArcGIS platform. You will design and develop world-class software products supporting the needs of geodesigners, urban planners, architects, engineers, and others working with geographic information.


  • Design and develop leading-edge 2D/3D GIS software
  • Research, analyze, and implement state-of-the-art features in real time rendering technology
  • Solve complex problems with design, algorithms, development, and user experience
  • Find, analyze, and fix bugs/performance problems in a timely manner
  • Build and ship quality software by working effectively with members of other software development teams in an agile, highly interactive, and creative environment


  • 2+ years of experience utilizing C++, working in the field of 2D or 3D computer graphics
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas of specialty:
    • Color management and overprinting for prepress workflows
    • Font/text processing (including text layouts for different languages)
    • DirectX, OpenGL, or Vulkan APIs, (including GLSL/HLSL shader programming)
    • Advanced software algorithms for hi-performance computer graphics
    • 2D/3D data pre-processing/visualization algorithms to handle large volumes of input data
    • Fast disk I/O (caching/paging) techniques to cache intermediate data flow
    • Human interaction device interfaces (keyboard, mouse, 3D input, and touch devices)
    • Multithreading and/or Parallel algorithms
  • Ability to clearly describe and analyze a problem and to articulate a solution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of graphics interchange file format specifications such as PDF, SVG, JPEG, and PNG
  • Familiarity with the Esri ArcGIS platform and online services or other GIS products
  • Master’s in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$93,600-$156,000 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

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 reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com 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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