Senior Instructor - Defense/Intel

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Use your teaching skills and GIS knowledge to help our customers be successful with our innovative GIS software. Esri instructors provide a rich learning environment through hands-on training, instructional delivery, and facilitated activities.


  • Teach Esri software courses in a traditional or online instructor-led classroom to help customers stay on the leading edge of GIS technology
  • Acquire the latest professional certifications for classroom facilitation and Esri technology
  • Contribute to the development of course materials and other educational tools by authoring content, providing technical expertise, and sharing feedback
  • Develop strong and collaborative relationships with the content development, delivery support, and training sales teams
  • Participate in interdepartmental projects, conferences, and interest group meetings to bolster the training we offer
  • Support content development through course advocacy, MOOC support, testing, audio and/or video recordings or other needs that are supported by Instructor skills


  • US citizenship and ability and willingness to obtain a security clearance
  • 2+ years of military intelligence experience to include service school or DoD agency equivalent training in intelligence operations
  • 3+ years of experience applying GIS principles and technology in support of the intelligence community
  • 5+ years of professional hands-on experience using ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro
    • 2+ years should include experience in instructional delivery and classroom facilitation experience
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities while prioritizing student needs in the classroom
  • Ability to travel domestically approximately 30% to 40% of the time, including international travel
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geography, GIS, computer science, physical science, engineering, information science, or related field
  • Online teaching may be up to 2 time zones away and may occasionally require coverage in the evening for international offerings

Recommended Qualifications

  • Professional GIS industry-related experience
  • Experience with Web based meeting tools
  • Completion of an Esri technical certification and CompTIA CTT+ Certification
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability



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
$70,720-$106,600 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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