Principal Security Engineer

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Join our growing team of cloud software engineers and help us expand our ArcGIS Online SaaS services. We are looking for a professional with customer identity and access management experience to help us further enhance and secure Esri's customer account system, with support from all levels of leadership. You will work closely with both our Product Development and Information Systems and Technology divisions to make a real difference for millions of users worldwide.


  • Design, build, and enhance customer facing authentication solutions
  • Design, develop, deploy, and maintain high quality features for our customer account system
  • Provide expert guidance on developing a secure, user-friendly customer experience
  • Architect innovative solutions to meet diverse business requirements
  • Align customer login processes with business processes and identify required governance and policy needs, specifically in the areas of identity administration, provisioning, access governance, privileged access management, certification, and multifactor authentication
  • Present proposals and our ongoing efforts to all levels of leadership, representing multiple business groups and technologies


  • Total of 8+ years of experience as a software developer, including 5+ years of technical leadership
  • 5+ years of industry experience coding in Java
  • 5+ years of experience with cloud computing platforms and services (MicroService Architectures, Docker Containers) and working with AWS
  • Experience architecting and designing large, web-based authentication systems
  • Deep understanding of authentication and authorization standards (SAML, OAuth, OIDC)
  • Good understanding of API design and Java design patterns
  • Fundamental understanding of web services, including REST and SOAP
  • Comfortable in a distributed team environment
  • Advanced understanding of Linux
  • Strong knowledge of Git
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience

Recommended Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience implementing SAML IDP specifications
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Java build systems, such as Maven
  • Understanding of Spring-based architectures
  • Experience with Java profiling tools
  • Working experience with Linux containers (Docker/Rkt) and container orchestration systems, such as Kubernetes and Nomad
  • Knowledge of Go/Python/Ruby
  • Understanding of SQL and/or NoSQL
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools, such as Terraform, Packer, Consul, Vault, Prometheus, Nagios, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef



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
$116,480-$176,800 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!

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 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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