Software Development Engineer - Java

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Are you passionate about contributing to Esri’s industry-leading ArcGIS platform that helps our customers address real-world challenges? Come and join a team of highly talented individuals building technology that drives real-time decision making across a variety of industries. Contribute to the development of ArcGIS Velocity, ArcGIS GeoEvent Server, and other next-generation offerings. Utilize your experience and development skills to provide creative, logical, and practical solutions that yield innovative software product capabilities.

If you are proficient in Java/Scala, love to build challenging distributed systems, and are not afraid to be on the bleeding-edge of technology this is the place to be.


  • Work with a team of dedicated product engineers, software engineers, and site reliability engineers to determine, design, build, and maintain the most desired capabilities and enhancements
  • Build Java components and web services to power user experience and geospatial workflows
  • Prototype, design, develop, and deliver complete software features and products that can scale, are fault tolerant, and handle concurrent workloads
  • Find, analyze, and fix bugs/performance problems whenever and wherever they occur
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to understand requirements and incorporate them into the software


  • 2+ years of experience developing software components using Java
  • Good understanding of Java design patterns
  • Proficient in debugging and profiling tools (Eclipse/IntelliJ Debugger, Profiler, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data formats including JSON, XML, and delimited text
  • Fundamental understanding of web services including REST
  • Experience working with large code bases
  • Knowledge of working with a source control system, preferably GIT
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Have a passion for quality, are detail oriented, and have a desire to improve products
  • Experience developing, executing, and interpreting automated, functional, regression, unit, and performance tests
  • Bachelor's in computer science, information systems, or related STEM field (master's preferred)

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience developing software components using Scala
  • Experience with technologies such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch, distributed big databases
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Java build systems, i.e. Maven
  • Knowledge of Docker containers and orchestrators such as Kubernetes
  • Good understanding of cloud computing platforms (AWS and Azure) and services such as Amazon S3, EC2 and Azure services such as Blob Service, etc.
  • Understanding of agile software development practices
  • Geospatial technology (GIS) experience 
  • Platform experience with Windows & Linux

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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