Product Owner - ArcGIS

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Use your passion for software development and ArcGIS to put your stamp on the world’s leading GIS software.

Our team uses an understanding of the customer space to drive the next generation of core capabilities in the ArcGIS platform. We own and shepherd the development of these capabilities throughout the software development lifecycle, making sure our customers’ needs are represented, as well as increase collaboration across product teams in order to build desirable, feasible, viable and sustainable solutions for our customers.

As a product owner on the platform capabilities team you’ll employ a user-centric design approach to discover and define the problem space and present the business justification to stakeholders. You will then work closely with the development teams, articulating and prioritizing user stories, coordinating development, and helping to test and prototype during implementation while communicating with internal stakeholders throughout the process.
If you have a passion for leading and are motivated to make a real impact on the ArcGIS platform, join us!


  • Work with Esri's industry and technology experts to gain domain knowledge and define new ArcGIS software features using a customer-centric approach
  • Act as a customer advocate by building the business case and passionately articulating prioritized use cases for new features to the product development teams
  • Coordinate and drive design and development efforts for new features across product teams to ensure a consistent and complete implementation
  • Create prototypes to test and validate software and provide feedback to the product teams throughout the software development cycle
  • Ensure transparency by communicating development progress regularly with industry stakeholders at Esri
  • Work with technical writers to create consistent help documentation about new features across products
  • Share new features with customers via blog posts, learn lessons, and technical workshops


  • 2+ years of real-world experience using ArcGIS software (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online)
  • Experience and ability to empathize with and articulate ArcGIS customer needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including in a leadership or influencer role
  • Strong coordination and collaboration skills
  • Ability to understand and clearly express connections between larger customer goals and software features
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with one or more of the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS
  • Bachelor’s or master's in GIS, computer science, engineering, physical or social sciences, or related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience using ArcGIS in the defense and/or public safety domain
  • Development experience with ArcGIS Runtime, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and/or ArcGIS API for Python
  • Practical experience working as part of the software development process
  • Understanding of Agile and design-centric software methodologies

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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