Software Developer - Imagery - Defense and Intelligence

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Apply your software development education and experience as a member of our software development team to build and release Esri software technologies focused on the intersection between GIS, photogrammetry, and remote sensing for the defense and intelligence communities. In this role, you will work with a talented team of software developers and product engineers to create, build, test, and release advanced software technologies focused on imagery users. This is an exciting opportunity to focus your development skills on imagery sources to include MS and HSI, TIR, RADAR, LiDAR, full motion video (FMV), and other remotely sensed data and information. The work will focus on an analytical capability that will further the efficacy of remote sensing in a GIS.


  • Understand U.S. DoD and intelligence community user requirements and develop appropriate GIS and remote sensing software for various defense and intelligence scenarios
  • Solve and articulate complex problems to development and build awesome user experiences
  • Develop rich image processing and analysis capabilities for multiple modalities including EO MS and HSI, TIR, radar, and motion imagery
  • Develop industry leading software for common defense and intelligence formats such as NITF, TFRD, and MISB compliant video (FMV)
  • Develop advanced image processing components, algorithms, and APIs
  • Develop advanced radiometric image processing, photogrammetric software components, and workflows
  • Collaborate with software developers to integrate community toolkits and libraries into ArcGIS (AGITK, MSP)


  • 5+ years of C/C++ or advanced C#/.NET software development programming
  • 5+ years of development experience with high performance imagery applications
  • 5+ years of software development experience working on COTS or GOTS software
  • Experience with remote sensing, image processing, photogrammetry, and/or image analysis application development
  • Experience in the defense and/or intelligence communities 
  • U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a U.S. Top Secret clearance with SCI access
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, geography, engineering, remote sensing, photogrammetry, or related field (master's preferred)

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience developing using Esri APIs
  • Familiarity with the NITF format and specifications
  • Experience developing web applications using HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, REST 
  • Experience with ArcGIS, ENVI, Socet GXP, or RemoteView 

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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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