Senior GIS Course Developer

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Apply your talent for writing and strong communication skills in a project team environment. Join the innovative team that is responsible for designing, authoring, and updating educational materials for teaching GIS concepts, skills, and workflows.


  • Be among the first people in the GIS industry to become familiar with Esri’s cutting-edge and widely used technology.
  • Use your excellent writing skills to help a diverse customer base learn how they can apply Esri technology to their own unique workflows.
  • Use your real-world understanding and experience with GIS to help Esri customers improve theirs.
  • Create and update content on a variety of learning platforms, including web courses, instructor-led courses, and massive open online courses.
  • Develop and further your knowledge of instructional design and effective learning principles to generate engaging courses that are approachable to the adult learner.
  • Generate creative course activities that meet learning objectives, including activities that contain informative and aesthetically pleasing media elements, such as graphics and videos.
  • Enjoy a balance of autonomous work and collaboration.
  • Seize the opportunity to be a part of crucial departmental and interdepartmental projects.
  • Utilize your love for troubleshooting to solve problems.


  • 3-5+ years of industry related work experience using GIS
  • 2+ years of experience working with ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap
  • Exposure or experience working with, deploying, configuring, and managing ArcGIS Enterprise and related web applications
  • Ability to interface and build relationships with internal teams and leadership as well as customers
  • Ability to stay up to date on industry-related workflows and GIS practices
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, time management, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Superior initiative and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to explain complex concepts and tasks in understandable terms
  • Ability to create conceptual graphics using basic software applications for educational purposes (SnagIt, PowerPoint)
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in geoscience, biological science, computer science, education, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with course authoring/documentation creation programs such as Lectora, Kenexa, Flare, InDesign, Captivate, Camtasia, UPerform
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the instructional design process and ADDIE model of instructional design
  • Experience with course development or curriculum design
  • Experience with classroom and virtual classroom facilitation techniques
  • Experience working in a deliverables-based, time-sensitive production environment
  • Experience with ArcGIS APIs for Python and/or JavaScript
  • Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise


Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit an electronic portfolio of writing samples.

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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