Software Development Engineer in Test II (SDET) – 3D Scene Layers

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Our scene layers team focuses on creating scalable 3D content and visualize it in all ArcGIS apps such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and ArcGIS Earth. This team works to build and grow functionality around the open, OGC-standard I3S, and 3D GIS allowing our users to unleash The Science of Where®!

SDETs work with Product Engineers and Software Developers to create, update, and improve critical testing infrastructure used to validate functionality. You will collaboratively build, maintain, and improve tests. As part of the release life-cycle you will certify and validate workflows. As SDET you will ensure performant, scalable and stable functionality of 3D technologies at each release across all supported applications.


  • Collaborate with Product Engineers to establish test plans, identify gaps in plans, and prioritize manual tests suited for automation
  • Create tests for functional, performance, scalability, and durability testing, using established coding guidelines and variable definitions
  • Design and develop automated integration and regression test cases on software components through the API
  • Deploy and schedule integration tests to run daily and share test results in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Manage and refactor the suite of integration tests and results dashboards as needed
  • Perform rigorous and in-depth peer reviews of test code
  • Collaborate with Software Development Engineers to improve software quality by writing thorough tests and monitoring the testability of code
  • Measure test coverage and analyze continuous integration test results
  • Conduct framework-level troubleshooting; analyze test failures and make necessary repairs
  • Define, implement, maintain, and document automated test frameworks
  • Advocate for quality throughout the software development process and advise on test optimization


  • 2+ years of experience with programming proficiency in one or both of the following languages: C++ or C#
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming concepts
  • Applied knowledge of testing principals including experience designing and executing test cases
  • Experience using test automation frameworks such as Selenium WebDriver, Appium, Junit, or Cunit
  • Understanding of deployment tools such as Jenkins or Chef
  • Developer sensibilities in software design, refactoring, and authoring
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to evaluate and resolve software issues
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or computer engineering

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with ArcGIS technologies
  • Knowledge of 3D visualization techniques and how to test them in different environments
  • 1+ years of experience with web technologies such as JSON, REST, or JavaScript
  • Familiarity with unit testing frameworks such as XUnit or Microsoft Unit Testing Framework
  • Familiarity with DevOps/config management frameworks such as Jenkins or Chef



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.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

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