Principal C++ Software Development Engineer – Graphics

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Bring your passion for C++ and graphics development to help us build cross-platform GIS visualization and analysis technology that runs on the latest mobile devices and uses the latest compilers and C++ standards. This is a great opportunity to design and develop next-gen Esri technology and expand the 2D/3D graphics and visualization capabilities of the ArcGIS runtime product.


  • Design and develop high-quality software components that follow industry-standard design patterns, development methodologies, and deployment models
  • Apply and promote good software engineering practices such as test automation, modularization, simplification
  • Solve and articulate complex problems with design, algorithms, development, and user experience
  • Work effectively with members of other software development teams in an agile, interactive, and creative environment
  • Find, analyze, and fix bugs and performance problems whenever and wherever they occur


  • 8+ years of commercial software development experience
  • Fluent in and passionate about modern C++
  • Track record of implementing high performance rendering of large data volumes using standard graphics APIs
  • Understanding of spatial and graphics algorithms and software design patterns
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s or master's in computer science or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience with C++ 11/14/17/20 and associated technologies (STL, Boost, and more)
  • Experience with one or more of OpenGL, Direct3D, Metal or Vulcan including shader programming
  • Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies
  • Cross-platform development, profiling, and debugging
  • Experience with game engines (such as Unity, Unreal Engine)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies (such as Scrum)



Total Rewards

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
$135,200-$228,800 USD

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!

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