DevOps Engineer II

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Do you feel at home in the areas between systems engineering, operations, and software development? Are you passionate about build systems, automation, CI/CD for enterprise-grade on-premises and cloud environments?

At the Esri R&D Center Zurich, we are looking for a DevOps engineer who will work with us to grow our DevOps platform and to set accents for our future infrastructure. We welcome applicants at all levels, and from a wide range of areas, including system administration, system engineering, and software engineering.

What We Do

At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we develop web, desktop, and game engine-based software applications for GIS (Geographic Information System), urban planning, and architectural design. The applications are 3D graphics heavy, and their CI/CD setups include intricate system tests, such as screenshot testing. The CI/CD runs on top of an in-house DevOps platform-as-a-service (PaaS), which integrates with a global infrastructure that allows us to deliver high-quality software to millions of users.

What We Offer

We are a dynamic and enthusiastic international team that is driven by the pursuit of using state-of-the-art methods and technologies to develop and deliver excellent products:

  • Passionate and supportive working culture
  • Emphasis on team and personal growth through training and team development events
  • Strong focus on company culture: appreciative, compassionate communication, enabling and embracing diversity
  • 40-hour work week with flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Free lunches, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Fun team activities

We are part of Esri Inc, a global organization based in California focused on GIS and spatial analytics to enable global change.


As a DevOps engineer at the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, you will be responsible for:

  • DevOps platform: Build, test, and maintain the DevOps platform which is available as a service for software development and deployment. Automate tasks throughout the software development lifecycle using scripting languages and configuration management tools.
  • Collaboration and communication: Work closely with developers, IT services and operations teams, and other stakeholders to understand their needs and ensure smooth collaboration.
  • Automation and monitoring: Configure and manage continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for automated deployments. Monitor system health and performance to identify and troubleshoot issues. Perform root cause analysis to resolve production errors.
  • Security: Identify security issues and implement security best practices to ensure safety and integrity of systems and data.


  • Prior work experience (2+ years) as a DevOps, systems, or software engineer
  • Experience with systems automation and configuration management (Terraform and others)
  • Experience in the design, configuration, implementation, and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines (GitHub Actions, Jenkins, and more)
  • Experience in virtualization and containerization (VMware, Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, and more)
  • Solid programming and scripting skills (JavaScript, Python, Bash, PowerShell, and more)
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP network fundamentals
  • Windows and Linux system and service administration skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Information technology, informatics, computer science, or related field
  • Existing work authorization in Switzerland

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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 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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