Graphics Software Engineer

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Are you passionate about making good software? So are we! In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making GIS accessible and powerful for both consumers and experts, across all platforms and devices. We are dedicated to continually pushing the boundaries of web GIS, and you can play a key role in our mission.
As a graphics developer on the JavaScript team, you’ll be working to build our core cartographic rendering engine underpinning Esri’s next generation of online applications. You’ll work to help develop and optimize performance-critical code, build out new layer types that interface with Esri’s geospatial services, and explore emerging technologies such as WASM and WebGPU as we continue to advance high performance graphics rendering on the web.
At Esri, we lead the development of core web GIS technologies, the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Join our team of exceptional software engineers to design and implement new capabilities for our mapping API using the latest technologies (WebGL, Workers, WebAssembly, and TypeScript).


  • Design and implement new software components for the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, spanning a wide range of topics such as web service consumption, data processing and analysis, core library functionality, mapping and rendering
  • Assume a leading role in the public API design and documentation
  • Advise in matters of software architecture and engineering
  • Apply and promote good software engineering practices such as test automation, modularization, simplification
  • Evolve and maintain our build process, test automation infrastructure, and other custom tooling


  • 2+ years of practical experience in software development
  • Excellent programming skills in a modern programming language
  • Strong background in software design and architecture
  • Proficiency in WebGL and GLSL
  • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with frequent releases and tight schedules
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, GIS, or related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience with JavaScript API written in TypeScript
  • Experience with advance technologies such as Workers, WebAssembly
  • Experience with API design
  • Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies
  • Familiarity with modern graphics rendering techniques and APIs

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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