Software Engineer II - 3D Web GIS Engine


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Overview


Are you passionate about computer graphics topics such as globe rendering, 3D GIS (geographic information systems), digital twins, or the metaverse? In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making 3D GIS accessible and powerful for both consumers and experts, across all platforms and devices. We are dedicated to continually pushing the boundaries of 3D GIS on the web, and you can play a key role in our mission.

At the Esri R&D Center Zurich, we are looking for a software engineer who will help us to grow and maintain the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Our API empowers web developers around the globe to build compelling 3D scenes and mapping applications.

Responsibilities


  • Design and implement new software components for the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, spanning a wide range of topics such as web service consumption, data processing and analysis, core rendering functionality, and 3D mapping
  • Advise in matters of software architecture and engineering
  • Apply and promote good software engineering practices such as test automation, modularization, simplification
  • Evolve and maintain our build process, test automation infrastructure, and other custom tooling

Requirements


  • 2+ years of practical experience in software development
  • Excellent JavaScript/TypeScript programming skills
  • Strong background in software design and architecture
  • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with frequent releases and tight schedules
  • Master’s degree or PhD in computer science or a related field
  • Authorization to work in Switzerland

Recommended Qualifications


  • Experience with API design
  • Background in computer graphics, real-time rendering, WebGL
  • Experience with agile software development methods (Scrum and others)
  • Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies, ideally ArcGIS
  • Knowledge of common web technologies

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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.

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

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