Senior Software Product Engineer - Field Apps

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Bring your passion for the use of technology in scientific and engineering practices and join us in developing leading-edge cross-platform mapping and GIS solutions that run on the latest mobile devices. We love making a difference and leading the way in developing innovative technology.


If you were here in the last few months, some of the things you would have done are:

  • Led a feature project sub-team to create new features for our apps that are fit for purpose
  • Coordinated with our release group to ensure update versions of two different apps were released to Android, Apple, and Microsoft stores and shared to our own product pages
  • Led the testing of our apps in the office and in the field assuming different customer personas to ensure our new features and bug fixes work as intended
  • Answered questions and troubleshot issues with customers on forums or in consultation with our tech support team, identifying opportunities for improvement in our apps or documentation
  • Reviewed and wrote documentation (technical documentation, blogs, and videos) that were published along with the release to tell customers what was new and what was fixed


  • Lead in the delivery of regular high-quality releases of our field apps that address users’ needs
  • Lead feature project sub-teams to create new features for our apps that are fit for purpose, using best practice project management techniques and tools
  • Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of onsite holistic testing events and ensure outcomes are incorporated into our software development cycle
  • Collaborate with developers, designers, testers and other stakeholders across the different teams in Esri
  • Understand and articulate user workflows and define user requirements through testing and analysis of software functions, user interfaces, GIS methods and practices
  • Test software to ensure both development goals and real-world use cases are met
  • Document features, workflows, and functionality for users


  • 5+ years of experience as a creator and user of field work data collection solutions, including use of both paper and electronic tools
  • Understanding of field data collection processes including GNSS receivers and workflows; knowledgeable of various mobile platforms and aware of capabilities and limitations for each
  • Experience with the following: Survey123, QuickCapture, Field Maps, and Collector
  • Experience with the following: Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, Linux shell scripts
  • Experience with webhook integration solutions such as Microsoft Power Automate or Make
  • Experienced and comfortable working with the following technologies:
    • iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems
    • Desktop, server, and mobile GIS
  • Ability to work closely with and lead the team to build quality software in a constantly evolving environment
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with project management tools (for example: Jira, GitHub, and/or Confluence)
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, engineering, mathematics, GIS, or related field, depending on position level 
  • Existing work authorization for Australia


Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's degree preferred
  • Knowledge Open Data Kit (ODK), GeoODK, ODK Collect, Enketo, Fulcrum,, KoBoCollect, CSPro, iFormBuilder, or ONA

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.


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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