Product Engineer II - ArcGIS CityEngine

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Join our exceptional team of software developers, designers, Product and Documentation engineers that build Esri CityEngine, an industry-leading expert 3D city creation tool. CityEngine is used around the world by urban planning departments and architecture studios, as well as by award-winning special effects companies and animation studios.

At the Esri R&D Center Zurich, we are seeking a skilled product engineer for the creation of promotional materials and learning resources, quality assurance (QA) and customer support.


  • Produce promotional materials (3D scenes, imagery, movie clips, blog entries) by creating urban design and planning examples using ArcGIS CityEngine and other Esri Tools.
  • Author and maintain content for documentation, learning materials and tutorials.
  • Test new features and maintain shipped functionality, identify weak spots and potential problems, isolate and report bugs in a clear and concise manner, and work with the development team to resolve these issues. Engage with our user base via forums and meetings to support and learn about their needs.
  • Collaborate with product designers and developers to build new features.


  • Self-reliant team player with can-do attitude
  • Experience in outreach work (presentation, writing, evangelization, interacting with users)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • 4+ years of professional experience with GIS, CAD, BIM, or other 3D software
  • Passion for quality, detail oriented, and knowhow to break software by finding bugs
  • Knowledge of urban design, planning, or architectural workflows, or the ability and willingness to learn about it
  • Master’s degree in geomatics engineering, urban planning, architecture, or a related field
  • Existing work authorization for Switzerland

Recommended Qualifications

  • 2+ years of industry experience in software quality assurance (QA)
  • Background in urban design and planning
  • An eye for aesthetics in order to create impactful visuals for educational or marketing materials
  • Scripting knowledge for data processing and test automation
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS CityEngine, ArcGIS Urban and ArcGIS Pro

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 international team



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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