Software Development Engineer - Python

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As an enthusiastic and talented python software you will join a team that pushes the boundaries of technology to achieve a shared mission: bringing the power of GIS indoors. In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making indoor location, indoor mapping, and indoor GIS accessible and powerful for both consumers and experts across all platforms and devices. 

At the Esri R&D Center in Vienna, Austria, we lead the research and development of cutting-edge indoor positioning system (IPS) technologies. By combining radio signal data from Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and Wi-Fi with trajectory information derived from sensors on everyday mobile devices, we aim to deliver the world’s best indoor blue dot experience for our users. 


  • Work as part of our agile product development team 
  • Evaluate implementations of algorithms to determine their impact and usefulness 
  • Implement algorithms in python and optimize them to run as part of ArcGIS Pro 
  • Write and maintain unit test cases for the python core libraries used in our geoprocessing tools 
  • Communicate requirements and dependencies of the component within the system within the team 


  • 3+ years of professional experience developing with python 
  • Understanding of scientific algorithm specifications 
  • Strong communication skills in English 
  • Bachelor’s in mathematics, physics, computer science, or related field or comparable work experience (advanced degree preferred) 

Recommended Qualifications

  • Professional experience developing with C++ and/or .NET 
  • Passion for supporting graphics and visualization tools 
  • Mobile application development for Android or iOS 

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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