QFE Build Programmer II

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Esri’s ArcGIS geospatial server technology powers our customers' mission-critical decision-making systems. Join our team of talented and passionate software engineers to deliver our promise of keeping these vital systems running flawlessly.

As a QFE Build Programmer for the ArcGIS Enterprise product, you will aid in building and delivering hot fixes and software patches by porting fixes in C++, Java, JavaScript, and Python into shipping software components and developing efficient and resilient build pipelines for the same. You will have the opportunity to optimize and push the envelope in terms of building hands-off verification tools for the produced software patches and working on a wide spectrum of codebases and third-party components.


  • Develop tools and scripts to support build automation for Jenkins pipelines
  • Develop and maintain software build pipelines as code using Maven, Groovy and Python
  • Develop automated test suites for validating various aspects of these pipelines (Infrastructure as Code)
  • Work closely with multiple app and functional teams for bringing in new features and components into the product stack, providing support for builds, code obfuscation, third-party dependency management and other release-specific tasks for these components
  • Oversee Patch integration builds of Esri’s flagship products using software patching technology like InstallShield and MSI/MSP
  • Optimize build processes for speed and reliability
  • Support Patch source code management using Git and other contemporary version control techniques
  • Debug and fix build-related bugs
  • Build and update third-party packages like Postgres, OpenSSL, Erlang, and more


  • 2+ years of experience with one or more of the following areas:
    • Java, JavaScript, Python and HTTP/S, REST, Apache Tomcat
    • Maven, Ant, Groovy
    • Continuous integration, continuous deployment, Git, Jenkins, Docker containers
    • Linux servers and shell scripting
    • Databases (PostgreSQL/MySQL)
  • Hands-on DevOps experience
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Experience with multi-tiered software applications (web, databases, middleware, and more)
  • Understanding of large, high performance, highly scalable, resilient server-based architectures including replication/failover, distributed architectures, caches and security
  • Ability to work independently in a challenging environment
  • Familiarity with one of the following tools: Git or GitHub
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Working experience with Java highly preferred
  • Experience with UNIX or Linux
  • Experience with one of the following tools: Jenkins, Chef, Docker
  • Experience with build client-side applications with Node.js/AngularJS
  • Interest in working with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge and familiarity with OAuth and SAML
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Docker registries
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Maven registries



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
$93,600-$156,000 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!

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 reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com 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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