Software Development Engineer II - C++ (m/f/d) for 3D/Computer Vision

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Are you a passionate software developer who wants to create value, someone who is eager to push boundaries to constantly improve the product you are working on?

If you are excited about 3D reality capture and models and you enjoy working in a diverse, fun, caring, and progressive environment; come join us in our mission of developing the leading photogrammetry software worldwide. You will work with an innovative team to provide a solution that allows users to unlock the full value of 3D surface data. For you, clean code means building the base for future success and frequent learning is essential to your professional and personal growth.

What We Offer

  • Passionate and supportive working culture
  • Flat hierarchies
  • Emphasis on team and personal growth through personal coaching and staff development events
  • Strong focus on company culture: appreciative, compassionate communication, enabling, and embracing diversity
  • High profile team that is driven by the pursuit of excellent results
  • Active ambition to become a technology leader in 3D reconstruction technology
  • Well-appointed office environment and equipment in the center of Stuttgart
  • Part of Esri, a global organization based in California focused on GIS and spatial analytics to enable global change
  • Attractive compensation including benefits such as public transport, leased e-bikes, and fitness
Who We Are

We are an international team of young, engaged individuals who love to create professional photogrammetry software, turning cutting-edge research into value for our customers. Embracing a high diversity of skills and cultures, curiosity and an urge for excellence drive us. Municipalities and leading companies of the mapping industry use our unique technology for countrywide data production. We have built a strong reputation in the market for us, this is just the beginning. Facing an evolving market and many fascinating challenges in technology, we need your expertise to help us get to the next level.
The Esri R&D center-Stuttgart develops the software technology Reality Engine, which is used worldwide to reconstruct 3D surface models from images and lidar. As one of the leading solutions in this domain, it focuses on high accuracy and large-scale applications such as aerial mapping of entire cities and countries. The resulting data empowers various applications in areas such as smart cities, infrastructure, 5G planning, change detection, environment monitoring, cadaster mapping, or VR.
In our software development, we implement recent research from photogrammetry, computer vision, and machine learning into reality capture software. Our development language for the SURE engine is usually cross-platform C++ (CPU as well as GPU), as scalability and performance are important in our engineering work to be able to process massive datasets efficiently on workstations, computing clusters, or cloud infrastructures.


  • Collaborate in a team to create industry-leading software for 3D reconstruction from images and lidar, scene understanding as well as visualization solutions
  • Develop performant and maintainable software that is a key driver to advancements in social and environmental development such as global monitoring through GIS
  • Process images, point clouds, and textured meshes
  • Push the state-of-the-art in computer vision, photogrammetry, machine learning, and computer graphics
  • Shape a product directly for a growing community of reality capture users


  • Strong C++ skills
  • 2+ years experience in image processing, computer vision, computer graphics, photogrammetry, or related fields
  • Desire to research, design, author, test, debug, and profile source code
  • Fluent English speaker (German is a plus)
  • Eagerness to continuously grow in team communication and self-leadership
  • Interest in the geospatial industry
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, geomatics engineering, or a related field (master's preferred)
  • Existing work authorization for Germany

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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.

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