Principal Product Manager - 3D Core Platform

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Join a growing team and help us change the way that GIS is experienced through 3D. If you are excited about the potential of connecting new types of spatial data with analysis and visualization and you like to bring together technology and user experience to create products users will love, then this role is for you. We are changing how users distribute, access, and experience GIS with 3D across the ArcGIS platform and we are looking for a dynamic individual who is passionate about enabling users to achieve great results with new technologies to help us change the industry.
Esri is seeking a Principal Product Manager who will collaborate with a senior team of developers and architects to gather requirements, define, and promote products and techniques for using high-end 3D technologies to expand and enhance the GIS experience. This role requires a highly driven, self-motivated individual who will work across Esri teams, partners, international distributors, and a broad range of customers to champion the needs of the multiple user personas. Your role will have high visibility to Esri leadership and the broader ArcGIS community.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the product team and across the company
  • Inform the 3D data science strategy for Esri and ensure that there is cohesion and continuity across Esri’s analytical offerings by working closely with development, engineering, and other product teams
  • Participate in competitive analysis and perform market research
  • Gather requirements from several different sources including from customer interactions
  • Speak at conferences and act as a Esri representative at both internal and external events
  • May coordinate or lead activities of other product managers who will have portfolios that cover various 3D products
  • Engage with strategic customers and partners to gather requirements, prioritize needs, and understand business workflows, specifically focusing on the Esri 3D technologies and capabilities required to meet the needs of users
  • Identify, prioritize, and evangelize the roadmap required to meet key market and customer segment adoption milestones
  • Align 3D portfolio roadmap with platform goals for data interop, user experience, and technology adoption
  • Develop deep knowledge of 3D formats, open specifications, and standards required to support key markets and to recommend changes and additions to help standard adoption internally and externally
  • Maintain information on the products through product docs, white papers and presentations


  • 8+ years of proven experience in the product management, GIS software consulting, software requirement gathering, development, release, and support of software technology in an Agile environment
  • 5+ years of proven experience in the development, release, and support of software technology
  • 5+ years of experience with 3D GIS product implementation or engineering applications and technology for visualization, architecture, or urban planning
  • Proven experience in 3D GIS reality capture technologies, or other relevant 3D technology experience
  • Deep knowledge of Esri technology or GIS systems
  • Ability to present to customers and to cultivate strategic relationships with customers and partners
  • Ability to work well with remote management and staff
  • Capability to effectively document and verbally communicate market requirements to software development technical staff
  • Experience developing productive relationships with customers, partners, colleagues, and management
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated, creative, and team-oriented
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in GIS, computer science, engineering, or other relevant field, depending on position level
  • US citizenship and ability and willingness to obtain a security clearance

Recommended Qualifications

  • Consulting services and/or project management experience associated with design and implementation of enterprise solutions, applications, or technologies in local, regional, or national government domains
  • Knowledge of Agile software development methodologies and design techniques
  • Pragmatic Institute certifications

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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