Product Engineer - ArcGIS JavaScript API

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Are you passionate about 3D GIS and good software?

At the Esri R&D Center Zurich, we are looking for a result-driven product engineer who will help us to grow and maintain the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Our API empowers web developers around the globe to build compelling mapping applications.

Join us to push the state of the art of what is possible with just a browser.


  • Create compelling product samples, blogs and documentation to showcase new features
  • Advocate innovative cartography and powerful geospatial workflows throughout the development cycle from requirements to release
  • Work together in a team of designers, developers and fellow product engineers on implementing new API features
  • Write and maintain JavaScript test applications representing our API users and establish example 2D/3D GIS datasets
  • Reproduce, report, and manage bugs found through in-house testing or reported by customers
  • Connect and collaborate closely with our other Zurich teams (ArcGIS Scene Viewer, Urban, CityEngine, XR & Unreal Engine) and our colleagues in the California HQ to improve the API


  • Bachelor’s degree in cartography, geography, surveying, computer science or a related field
  • 1+ years of relevant experience with JavaScript (ideally TypeScript), CSS, and HTML
  • Solid Web GIS experience in ArcGIS or other geospatial software
  • Good intuition for the aesthetics and technical aspects of information visualization
  • Passion for quality, detail oriented and knowledge on how to break software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience in quality assurance, test strategies, test automation and developing test scripts
  • Industry experience in building geospatial, 3D, or web applications
  • Experience with writing technical documentation
  • 3D modelling or graphics background (for example: knowledge of polygonal data structures, WebGL, shaders, and more)
  • 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.


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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