Product Engineer I - National Imagery

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Apply your remote sensing education and experience to help our Software Products team design, test, and release best in class image analysis software products focused on the defense and intelligence image analysis communities. In this role, you will work with colleagues across Software Development in the design, testing, documenting, and release of exciting new capabilities in our products. This is an exciting opportunity to focus on imagery across multiple modalities including HSI, MS, TIR, Radar, LiDAR, Full Motion Video, motion imagery, and other remotely sensed data.


  • Test and document image analysis capability for multiple image modalities
  • Test and document industry leading software solutions for imagery products supporting common defense and intelligence formats such as NITF, TFRD, and MISB compliant video (FMV)
  • Contribute innovative software designs that are highly intuitive to support image oriented analytical workflows
  • Support software developers building software for common defense and intelligence applications
  • Support software developers that are integrating and testing community analytical toolkits and libraries into ArcGIS (AGITK, MSP, and more)
  • Participate and help document results from defense and intelligence holistic lab testing
  • Support the development and operation of automated and manual QA tests on standard operating procedures (SOPs), image quality metric evaluations and regression testing


  • 1+ years engineering experience working on COTS or GOTS software products
  • 1+ years experience in one or more of these disciplines: remote sensing, image processing, photogrammetry, and image analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a U.S. Top Secret clearance with SCI access
  • Bachelor's in geography, engineering, remote sensing, photogrammetry, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Masters degree
  • Experience in the defense and/or intelligence communities
  • Hands-on imagery experience
  • Familiarity with the NITF format and specification
  • Familiarity with multiple image modalities
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Pro, ENVI, Socet GXP, Erdas, or RemoteView a plus
  • Experience writing technical user documentation or technical developer documentation
  • Experience designing modern commercial software
  • Active U.S. Secret or Top Secret clearance a plus



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
$66,560-$95,680 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!

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