ModelBuilder Product Engineer II

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ArcGIS ModelBuilder is a visual programming language for building geoprocessing workflows to automate and document your spatial analysis and data management processes. The ModelBuilder development team is passionate about building capabilities that are used to take analysis and geoprocessing to the next level! The team supports not only an active and diverse user community doing important work around the world, but also numerous other teams at Esri that build geoprocessing tools and want to help customers automate their processes. As a product engineer on the team, you will test new cutting-edge software features, find and help fix bugs, create clear and compelling user documentation to support the success of ModelBuilder, and help drive the evolution of ModelBuilder across ArcGIS. You will be active in the user community to troubleshoot and solve real-world customer problems and understand user scenarios firsthand.


  • Design, test, and document ModelBuilder functionality within the suite of Esri products, delivering your part of the team’s work on time and with high quality
  • Troubleshoot issues related to ModelBuilder and geoprocessing tools in current and past software versions
  • Make test plans and write automated tests using Python, or other coding languages, to ensure software capabilities work according to design with the best possible performance
  • Share the power of ModelBuilder with Esri customers through webinars, blog posts, samples, tutorials, videos, help documentation, and conference presentations
  • Work with ModelBuilder users through Esri Community, Esri Support, and other forums to understand their workflows and challenges in the context of a wide variety of domains
  • Collaborate with teammates in an agile, highly interactive, and creative environment


  • Bachelor's degree in GIS or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience performing spatial analysis in ArcGIS using ModelBuilder and Python
  • Experience with Python including the ArcGIS library ArcPy
  • Proven troubleshooting skills and an inquisitive nature that wants to find the source of a problem and fix it
  • Written and verbal communication skills suitable for a professional environment

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with or ability to learn about the diverse products in the ArcGIS system
  • Experience working with and creating geoprocessing tools
  • Knowledge of web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, REST
  • Knowledge of ModelBuilder’s advanced features like Iterators, In-line Variable Substitution, If-Then-Else Logical Tools, and more
  • Understanding of diagramming and graphing concepts and theories
  • Master's degree in GIS or a related field preferred

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 pay range is $72,800.00 - $124,800.00.



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