Defense Solutions Senior Product Engineer

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Come join our team and create user-centered defense solutions. Your mission will be to design, develop, and support ArcGIS solutions for the defense community. You will collaborate closely with other product development team members and help defense organizations leverage the investment they are making in geospatial technology and data.

Our ideal candidate is driven by collaboration and the exchange of new ideas. They are a self-starter who is proactive about requirements gathering, synthesis, and iterating on solutions. If you want to do innovative work with new and compelling challenges, join us!


  • Build and maintain realistic workflows and projects to assist defense professionals in the military by building useful and timely products
  • Work closely with Business Development and Professional Services to understand various defense-specific client requirements and help formulate appropriate GIS solutions
  • Provide input into product design aspects to ensure our products are simple to use and provide a great experience for our customers
  • Design and author test cases for functionality, performance, scalability, and durability; execute both manual and automated tests, analyze test results, and report results
  • Author help documentation that explains how to use and configure the solution
  • Continually assess product quality and release readiness
  • Share and distribute your workflows and projects in samples, tutorials, blog articles, and videos
  • Research and analyze customer requests, industry standards, and specifications to help define requirements


  • 5+ years of experience with Esri’s ArcGIS platform and online services or other GIS products
  • Demonstrable experience developing both 2D and 3D information products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a small team
  • Experience with software testing and documentation
  • Bachelor's in GIS, geography, computer science, statistics, engineering, or related field, depending on position level 

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related field
  • Familiarity using a scripting or application development language such as Python, JavaScript, .NET, or C#
  • Domain expertise in the defense industry along with experience in applying ArcGIS to solve specific industry workflows
  • Familiarity with agile software development methodologies
  • Expertise in at least one of the following: Python, JavaScript, C#, C++, .NET, or Java with the ability to produce excellent code
  • Use and administration of relational databases

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.


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.


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 $89,440.00 - $147,680.00.




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