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

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Are you interested in world-scale visualizations of buildings, trees, and even real-world captured sensor data? Our Scene Layers team focuses on building technologies that allow users to quickly build and share highly-scalable 3D content to Desktop, Web, and Mobile applications. The team also maintains and enhances the open, OGC-standard I3S (Indexed 3D Scene Layers) and SLPK (Scene Layer Package) content specifications, allowing our users to unleash massive amounts of geographical content in all three glorious dimensions!


As an SDET on the Scene Layers team you will not only help us test and improve existing workflows – you will work with developers building new technologies in the realms of 3d geometry processing, serving and content-consumption. We are working on multiple new 3D capabilities across the industry-leading ArcGIS platform, including desktop, server, and web, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve and release I3S technology even faster.


  • Tool development for troubleshooting scene service caches and deployment
  • Performance and scalability testing of ArcGIS Enterprise (Server)
  • Learn existing product technologies and troubleshoot production issues in current and past software platform versions
  • Collaborate with developers and product engineers across multiple product teams to build and test functionality for current and future 3D scene layers
  • Build and maintain test scenarios that validate ArcGIS scene layers technology
  • Work closely with other teams to assure integration of scene layers into the platform


  • 1+ years of experience using an application development language, such as C++, C#, or Java
  • Analytical problem-solving ability
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Esri ArcGIS platform 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


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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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