C++ Software Engineer II - Cartographic Text Placement

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At Esri, we are passionate about maps and the quality of their design and layout. Our team strives to optimise the use of space on maps, providing the most important information in an aesthetically pleasing manner in a fast, practical, and flexible way. Be a part of the team improving cutting-edge text placement algorithms and contributing to green-field designs and development.

As a C++ developer, you’ll be working on core software that forms part of the world’s leading desktop GIS application, ArcGIS Pro. This is relied on globally from governments and national mapping agencies to non-profits and humanitarian organisations.

You will work on a team focused on designing and implementing high-performance code used to optimise the intelligent placement of cartographic text. Bring your mature approach to software development and full appreciation of the importance of test-driven development to this challenging and gratifying opportunity. Your coding talent and passion for excellence will craft solutions for real-world computational geometry problems.


  • Architect C++ solutions; writing scalable, reusable, and maintainable code
  • Develop robust unit tests that back the quality of the development
  • Work closely with other team members to develop robust components, integrating the software with other teams working on the same product across the platform
  • Use object-oriented principles to model complex relationships, data-oriented principles to make the software fast, and functional principles to make it maintainable


  • 2+ years of professional experience developing scientific or technical software
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a STEM related field
  • Some experience with C++ and the passion and aptitude to become an expert
  • Interest and ability in mathematics, such as 2D graphics and algorithms
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail

Recommended Qualifications

  • Modern C++ development experience with STL
  • Exposure to mapping applications, cartography, and typography
  • Experience with the software development lifecycle and working in a development team
  • Experience working with large code bases and complex systems

About Esri

About Esri’s offices in the UK:


Enjoy sought-after city-center office locations in Cardiff and Edinburgh. You’ll enjoy your days in the office with nearby dining and shopping, railway stations, beautiful running trails, and scenic parks to round out your day. Other local attractions include spectacular castles, unique architecture, national museums, world-famous cultural festivals, and sporting events!


Always utilising the latest technology, you can be sure your skills will continue growing to keep up with Esri’s innovation in the software industry. Develop your skills, expand your network, and help our customers make an impact through Esri technology.

Other benefits include:


• Employer pension contribution
• Gym membership reimbursement
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Access to private healthcare
• Employee Assistance Program
• Education sponsorship
• Paid volunteer days


Work Schedule and Flexibility:


We often refer to ourselves as a flat organisation and a “Team of Teams.”  This structure is intentional to ensure we open up the opportunity for brainstorming and innovation, regardless of whether you have been here for two days or twenty years. In order to create and sustain this collaborative work environment, this role will typically follow a hybrid work schedule with an average of 3 days in the office to ensure you have access to the right people, equipment, and resources to not only succeed but fully connect to the work and the team.


We also understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexible schedules, so you have the freedom to do things such as picking your child up from school, coming in late occasionally, or taking time for an appointment with the electrician.
As the way of working continues to evolve, we remain flexible and are open to discussing specific work arrangements and schedules during the interview process.


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 which is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Headquartered in Southern California with offices around the world, Esri is privately held and offers exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, retirement plans, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer. We recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and the benefits that this can bring to both our employees and our customers.




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