Software Development Engineer (Desktop Client/Server)

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Bring your passion for software development to help our users author, visualize, and share their geospatial data to our ever-expanding cloud and on-premise server technologies. Come join our talented team that is working on our flagship product, ArcGIS Pro. This team is responsible for building cutting-edge, highly-scalable, and reliable distributed software that allows our users to author, visualize, and share their maps as services. You will join this team as an individual contributor using C++/ C#/ WPF and have the opportunity to grow into a full stack software developer.


  • Design and implement ArcGIS Pro desktop functionality that allows our users to author, share, and consume maps as services
  • Troubleshoot, identify, and address issues to ensure quality software
  • Identify and address scalability and efficiency issues


  • 2+ years of experience and fluency in at least one programming language such as C++/C#
  • Background in computer networks, internet protocols, and computer and network security
  • Knowledgeable in internet communication protocols
  • Knowledgeable in client/server architecture and web technologies
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, engineering, or related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • Exposure to working with databases
  • Knowledge of Esri software, GIS, or other mapping/graphics software
  • Prior working experience with GIS analysis
  • Familiarity with REST/SOAP service architectures
  • Experience with cloud/web technologies such as AWS, Azure, Spark, Kubernetes
  • Master’s in computer science, engineering, or relevant experience in above requirements for this position

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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