Software Engineer in Test - ArcGIS JavaScript API

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Are you passionate about making good software? So are we! 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 pushing the boundaries of 3D GIS, and you can play a key role in our mission.

At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we lead the development of Esri’s core 3D web technologies: the ArcGIS API for JavaScript and the 3D Scene Viewer in ArcGIS Online. We are seeking a skilled software engineer to evolve and maintain our internal tools and automated testing system. Your goal will be to ensure that our software components can be efficiently developed against high standards of quality, stability and performance.


  • Improve and maintain our continuous integration, performance and test automation system based on Jenkins, Intern, Selenium, and custom tooling
  • Conceptualize and implement new features for our internal tools; analyze and manage requirements based on developer needs, stability, and performance
  • Monitor test results, identify issues, and work with the team to resolve them
  • Work closely with developers and QA engineers to find and implement solutions for automating complex tests and tasks
  • Work closely with our system administrators to ensure the reliable operation of our development infrastructure


  • 2+ years of software development experience
  • Excellent programming skills in at least one programming language
  • Experience with test automation for modern web applications
  • Detail oriented with passion for quality and solving complex problems
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or a related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • JavaScript and TypeScript programming experience
  • Experience with:
    • Web development technologies (HTML, CSS, Angular, React, WebGL)
    • Performance testing and optimization of real time 3D applications
    • Selenium WebDriver, Jenkins or other test and CI tools
    • Build and package management tools for JavaScript (Grunt, Gulp, npm, webpack, etc.)
    • Virtualization and host management tools (especially Docker and Chef)
    • UNIX and Windows system administration
  • Familiarity with agile software development methods (Scrum, etc.)

Our Zurich team enjoys:

  • Free lunches and fresh fruit
  • Free coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Fun team activities
  • Competitive salary
  • 40-hour work week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dynamic, fast-growing international team

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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