Product Engineer – ArcGIS JavaScript API

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Are you passionate about 3D computer graphics and making good software? So are we! Esri is dedicated to making 3D GIS accessible and powerful for consumers and experts alike, across all platforms and devices. At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we lead the development of Esri’s core 3D web technologies: the ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS Scene Viewer. Our team consists of 25 exceptional software engineers and GIS experts who love to work in a highly-social, collaborative, friendly, and fun work environment.
Join us in our mission to push the boundaries for visualizing and interacting with 3D geospatial data by working on designs, builds, tests, documentation and samples for the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, with focus on our rendering engine and new visualization techniques.


  • Analyze, test, release, and support the 3D capabilities of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to enhance overall product quality. Use your analytical and problem-solving skills to detect integration problems across multiple software components
  • Manage bugs found through in-house testing as well as those reported by customers
  • Write JavaScript applications to test new features and maintain shipped functionality. Identify weak spots and potential problems. Isolate and report bugs in a clear and concise manner
  • Create compelling product samples, blogs, articles, documentation and tutorials to showcase new features and novel usage patterns of 3D GIS visualization techniques on the web. Design, create and maintain key supporting 2D/3D GIS datasets and services
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders about software status and release
  • Analyze and establish visual and functional API requirements to translate them into potential product improvements and new software designs


  • 2+ years of industry experience building web applications or building 3D graphics applications
  • 2+ years of ArcGIS or other geospatial technology experience
  • Good intuition for the aesthetics and technical aspects of information visualization
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and a good sense for software architecture
  • Passion for quality, detail oriented, and know how to break software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Existing work authorization for Switzerland
  • Bachelor’s in cartography, computer science or a related field (master's or PhD preferred)

Recommended Qualifications

  • 3D graphics background (e.g.. knowledge of polygonal data structures, WebGL, shaders)
  • 2+ years of industry experience in software QA
  • Experience in test automation and developing test scripts
  • Knowledge of the agile software development processes and methodologies

Our Zurich team enjoys:

  • Free lunches and fresh fruit
  • Free coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Fun team activities
  • Competitive salary
  • 40-hour work week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dynamic, fast-growing international team

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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