Principal Web App Developer

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Esri is looking for a Principal Web Developer who wants to be part of a great culture, a team of highly talented web developers, and contribute to Esri’s mission of helping to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges through GIS. You will innovate and work with the latest web technologies as you work on projects that help support Esri’s digital marketing department. Manage all aspects of the software that you are building, including database design and optimization, external integrations, REST services, API, and front-end development. You will also have the opportunity to help define our team standards and establish the technologies that we use.


  • Create, enhance, and maintain Web Based applications written in ReactJS and NodeJS using MongoDB databases
  • Work with the ArcGIS JavaScript API to build map-based applications
  • Build systems that integrate with 3rd party APIs
  • Create web applications and interfaces that work well on both mobile and desktop browsers
  • Develop custom components and enhancements in AEM (Adobe Experience Manager)
  • Work on shared JavaScript libraries that can be consumed via NPM
  • Implement high fidelity designs provided by our UI/UX team
  • Integrate applications with Adobe Analytics, Adobe Experience Manager, and other marketing solutions in our Tech Stack
  • Collaborate with other developers via pair programming
  • Test Driven Development (TDD) and the writing of unit tests to ensure code conforms to functional requirements
  • Write acceptance tests and work with quality assurance (QA) teams
  • Participate in code reviews and help drive team code quality and standards


  • 8+ years of professional experience implementing visual designs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, GIS, or a related field
  • Experience debugging and enhancing legacy applications
  • Experience building APIs and REST services using NodeJS
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB)
  • Experience building front end interfaces using component-based frameworks such as ReactJS, AngularJS or VueJS
  • Experience writing Unit Tests and using Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

Recommended Qualifications

  • Knowledge of GIS and experience working with the ArcGIS JavaScript API
  • Experience working on high traffic websites
  • Experience with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
  • Knowledge of Digital Marketing and experience working in a marketing department



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
$99,840-$156,000 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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