Geoprocessing Product Engineer – Internationalization & Localization

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Come join the geoprocessing and spatial analysis development team, where you will utilize your GIS knowledge and experience or interest in building software that is used around the world and translated into more than 20 languages! You will design, test, and document geoprocessing and spatial analysis functionality from the perspective of internationalization (I18n) and localization (L10n), ensuring that the software we build is suitable and user-friendly for an international audience.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn and understand I18n/L10n software development patterns and practices, and collaborate with teammates across many teams that build geoprocessing tools and spatial analysis functionality for ArcGIS Pro. In this role you will drive, implement, and document software localizability and support and educate others to do the same.


  • Design, test, document, and support ArcGIS software to enhance overall product quality and usability by an international audience
  • Assist with publishing localized files via a content management system for documentation
  • Develop and run automated procedures and scripts that produce the content that is the backbone of the geoprocessing system
  • Assist the team with troubleshooting and research revolving around following best practices for I18n and L10n
  • Develop skills in troubleshooting for localization, which will include developing a deep understanding of OS region and locale settings, and the use of ArcGIS Pro software language packs
  • Triage I18n/L10n issues reported by our user community and international distributors, communicating these problems to our development team.
  • Create and execute both manual and automated test plan
  • Document new functionality and processes


  • 1+ years of Python experience
  • Training with an ArcGIS Desktop/ArcGIS Pro product
  • Experience or interest in applying GIS to solving real-world problems
  • Ability to think critically about new functionality and user requirements
  • All the other important things that will help you be successful at Esri: good communication skills, a team player who can also learn and work independently, and the ability to thrive in an environment that changes rapidly
  • Bachelor's in GIS, computer science, geography, or related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • A high level of understanding of ArcGIS products
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the localization process and lifecycle
  • Passion for global solutions, international customers, and teamwork
  • Experience with localization workflow customization and implementation
  • Fluency in one or more languages of translation for ArcGIS products (Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, etc.)
  • Experience scripting or automating repetitive and mundane tasks
  • Understanding of XML/HTML/JSON formats

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 that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


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.


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