C++ Software Developer II - Knowledge Graphs

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Apply your expertise by helping build enterprise-level data access and visualization software that allows server, desktop, and mobile applications to work with a rich spatial information model that includes features, relationships, networks, and topologies.

Join our ArcGIS Knowledge development team and work on cutting-edge projects involving large, connected datasets, scalability, and a diverse computational platform. Utilize your researching skills and build advanced capabilities for connected graph data.

Learn more about what the ArcGIS Knowledge development team is working on: https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-knowledge/overview


  • Work on building core data access and management technology to support ArcGIS relational and graph information models
  • Work on graph visualization, where nodes can be spatial or non-spatial
  • Build full-stack software components that follow industry-standard modern design patterns, development methodologies, and deployment models
  • Develop complex software frameworks and solutions to help with a variety of environmental, logistics, and governmental challenges faced by modern society


  • 2+ years of programming experience in modern C++
  • Experience working with graphs
  • Experience with modern visualization pipelines
  • Solid understanding of database system concepts and willingness to learn new technologies in today’s rapidly evolving database trends
  • Desire and ability to research, design, author, test, debug, and profile source code
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Windows/Linux programming skills, including .NET and Visual Studio
  • Understanding of spatial concepts and map visualization technologies
  • Understanding of graph algorithms and algorithmic asymptotic complexity
  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms and database services, such as Amazon’s Relational Database Service and Azure CosmosDB, AWS Neptune
  • Previous involvement in a large software development project
  • Academic training in GIS and/or knowledge of GIS/Esri software
  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or relevant experience in above requirements for this position



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!

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