Software Developer II - Maps SDK for JavaScript

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Are you passionate about making good software? So are we! In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making GIS accessible and powerful for both consumers and experts, across all platforms and devices. We are dedicated to continually expanding the boundaries of web GIS and you can play a key role in our mission.

At Esri, we lead the development of the core web GIS technologies, Maps SDK for JavaScript. Join our team of exceptional software engineers to design and implement new capabilities for our mapping API using the latest technologies (Web Components, WebGL, WebGPU, Web Workers, WebAssembly, TypeScript and many more!). You will be involved at every stage of product development, from brainstorming broad ideas to ensuring quality through launch. We foster a collaborative environment with support and mentoring from engineering peers.

Join us to push the state of the art of what is possible with just a browser.


  • Design and implement new software components for the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, spanning a wide range of topics, such as web service consumption, data processing and analysis, core library functionality, mapping, and rendering
  • Assume a leading role in the public API design and documentation
  • Advise in matters of software architecture and engineering
  • Apply and promote good software engineering practices, such as test automation, modularization, and simplification
  • Evolve and maintain our build process, test automation infrastructure, and other custom tooling


  • 2+ years of practical experience in software development
  • Excellent programming skills in a modern programming language
  • Strong background in software design and architecture
  • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with frequent releases and tight schedules
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, GIS, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience with JavaScript and or TypeScript
  • Experience with advance technologies, such as Web Components, WebGL, WebGPU, Workers, WebAssembly, or Webpack
  • Experience with API design
  • Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies
  • Master’s degree

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.


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 $93,600.00 - $156,000.00.




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