C++ Software Developer II - Raster Analysis

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The ArcGIS Spatial Analyst team creates raster analysis tools for our worldwide GIS community. These tools help solve spatial analytical problems to address real world issues as well as enable our users make better decisions.

We are a team of passionate engineers who have the ability to break down complex problems into manageable solutions. As a C++ Software Developer, you will help us design and build cutting-edge raster analysis tools for Esri's desktop, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Enterprise products.

Come join our team to help advance these powerful ArcGIS capabilities through leveraging cloud computing.


  • Write, build, test and debug code
  • Design and implement software components that follow industry-standard design patterns
  • Find, analyze, and fix software bugs and performance problems using automated test frameworks
  • Develop and maintain tools in GIS application areas such as:
    • Statistical analysis
    • Surface analysis (terrain intervisibility, surface properties)
    • Suitability analysis
    • Hydrology
    • Multidimensional scientific data support and analysis
  • Collaborate with your team to envision and define new GIS tools based on user requirements, such as:
    • Statistical analysis tools for local, focal, and zonal operations
    • Climate risk analysis (fire/flood modelling, coastal erosion, and more)
    • Other kinds of geographic-related risk analysis (pipeline burst, large event evacuation planning, and more)
    • Spatial analysis on networks
    • Multidimensional analysis
    • Visualization experiences for multi-dimensional data


  • 2+ years of C++ experience
  • Knowledge of distributed, parallel, GPU accelerated computation
  • Familiarity with SaaS architecture
  • Understanding of interaction between desktop and server/online (cloud based) analysis (For example: What’s REST? What’s a web service? What’s Kubernetes?)
  • Understanding of machine learning as a tool for prediction and classification as required by various application areas
  • Bachelor's in applied mathematics/statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or geography

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph.D. in applied mathematics/statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, or geography
  • C#/WPF experience
  • Familiarity with agile software development process
  • Experience with GIS, raster analysis, and spatial analyst concepts (For example: What’s a raster or an image? What’s weighted distance analysis?)
  • Formal training or on-the-job exposure to applied GIS (For example: environmental science, civil engineering, or local government)



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!

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