Living Atlas of the World - Map Product Engineer

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Esri is seeking a map product engineer to help build layers, maps and content that are used for ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World. ArcGIS Living Atlas is the online GIS of the world, containing maps, layers and data used by everyone across the ArcGIS platform. The successful candidate will manage the flow of data from source to online release for topics drawn from demographics, economics, businesses, traffic, and other statistical data sets. These layers power Esri products that help decision makers in all walks of life see the spatial patterns that are affecting their world.


Your work ensures the on-time release of hundreds of map layers through the course of the year. The successful candidate will balance efficiency, quality, creativity, flexibility, and risk in their daily work. These layers and maps in Living Atlas work across the ArcGIS platform, meaning they can be used in a variety of Esri products: ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Urban, and ArcGIS Business Analyst.


You will look for opportunities to improve the map products you deliver, through initial planning and information design of the data product, strong cartographic visualizations, informative pop-ups, intelligent labeling, and other capabilities. You will tackle new data collection and visualization challenges to produce innovative map services that are the foundation for web GIS. You will work in collaboration with many others under regularly scheduled release deadlines. You will update documentation of your work with each release. In between releases, you will work on innovative new layers, maps, dashboards, StoryMaps, infographics, and write blogs showcasing the content at work on real world examples.


Your work will also contribute to the ongoing improvements in Esri software, data, and location services. Your experiences in using and creating these data sets for mapping, analytic and infographic uses will be shared back with various software development teams as appropriate.



  • Work with cross-functional teams to learn the existing processes that provide effective map services, feature layers, web maps, and information products
  • Review data deliverables to ensure they meet acceptance criteria and look for opportunities for improvement.
  • Communicate with other teams to resolve issues
  • Work with Policy Team to Maintain automation tools and work with team to improve automation processes
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) tasks using QA checklists, improve QA processes when needed  
  • Support software development teams as appropriate, with testing, feedback, sample data etc
  • Present software demonstrations at both internal and external meetings
  • Transform and manipulate large tabular data sets such as data from the decennial census
  • Curate and audit Living Atlas nominations from high-profile customers, including federal agencies. Work with contributors to improve the quality of their Living Atlas items


  • 2+ years professional experience working with ArcGIS, including one year experience publishing feature layers and maps in ArcGIS Online or Enterprise
  • Prior education or experience in public policy, quantitative social science, or data science
  • A passion for geographic knowledge
  • Ability to design workflows and track progress and decisions accurately and efficiently
  • Strong written and oral communication and collaboration skills
  • Disciplined, process-oriented mindset
  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, cartography, or GIS-related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in geography, cartography, or GIS-related field, depending on position level
  • Ability in or willingness to learn Python
  • Ability in or willingness to learn SAS or R
  • Geodatabase experience that includes basic data modeling and data loading in a production environment

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 $66,560 - $106,080.



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