Principal Software Engineer

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If you have stayed abreast of the great strides 3D computer graphics and web-based 3D have made in the last decade in the areas of mesh and massive models processing, level of detail generation, texture compression, mesh simplification and compression techniques, real-time rendering, and the application of spatial data structures to create optimized 3D content, there may be a role for you on our 3D software development group.

We are actively looking for more colleagues to join us creating the world’s best geospatial mapping and data analysis platform. As a platform that serves millions of users and domains, our software needs to be modular, reusable, and well crafted. We iterate rapidly, constantly learning from feedback, metrics, and the mission goals of our community.

Strong math skills and the ability to design and implement data structures leveraging non-trivial algorithms are among the traits we are looking for.


  • Develop high performing 3D computational geometry algorithms to create, process, manipulate, extract and simplify large 3D mesh data
  • Use current scientific knowledge and own research to find and invent algorithms that meet the functional as well as performance, correctness, and accuracy requirements
  • Develop 2D geometry triangulation algorithms that meet topological, performance, and accuracy requirements
  • Build C++ software components that follow industry-standard design patterns, development methodologies, and deployment models
  • Design and develop stable software that includes automated test validation
  • Develop reusable components and libraries for use internally and as open source
  • Solve and articulate complex problems through application design, development, and exemplary user experiences
  • Research new mathematically-intensive surface processing and analysis algorithms


  • 3 years of experience in the job offered or in a related occupation
  • Demonstrated experience with C++, C#, and Python; 3D Computational Geometry; Com API; and Visual Basic
  • Master’s in mathematics, physics, or related field of study

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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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