Solution Architect

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As a Solution Architect, you will partner directly with customers to engage, create, and design proven and advanced ArcGIS enterprise system solutions through complex and diverse Professional Services engagement activities. You will be working closely with Esri customers, distributors, and partners in a hands-on capacity to design solutions that meet specific business and technical needs and make customers successful while evangelizing the utilization of GIS. In addition, you will participate in and be a leader within the Esri community as it relates to project approach and ArcGIS architecture-related topics.

ArcGIS provides contextual tools for mapping and spatial reasoning so users can explore data and share location-based insights. ArcGIS creates deeper understanding, allowing users to quickly see where things are happening and how information is connected.

The Professional Services division is the consulting and implementation arm of Esri. We break ground in new markets, push the technology envelope and ultimately deliver transformational solutions to high profile clients worldwide. The Professional Services organization is comprised of nearly 1,000 talented business and technical professionals who strive every day to help our users be successful.


  • Design and implement innovative and impactful ArcGIS platform-based strategies and solutions to meet unique and complex Professional Services customer requirements
  • Define business continuity for both on premise and cloud deployments following industry standards for security, governance, publication strategy and custom application architecture
  • Define best practices for deploying ArcGIS platform and design systems, including integration to non-Esri platforms, to meet business needs
  • Translate customer system requirements into software architecture and design specifications
  • Exercising excellent judgement, advise customers on innovative, effective, and creative solutions using Esri technology and content to help them make better decisions
  • Recommend relevant strategies, architectures, and solutions and work with customers to prepare Esri software implementation and migration strategies
  • Work closely and actively with Professional Services customers and partners to identify, design, and certify key GIS workflows for the ArcGIS enterprise platform and non-Esri platforms
  • Develop organizational level multi-year IT/GIS strategies to assist with technology change and budgetary planning
  • Act as a mentor and provide guidance to colleagues with less experience and other technical staff
  • Act as a lead, and empower the team by strategically leading all stages of the implementation process through mentoring, active coaching, review and aligning of budgets and portfolios, risk management and personnel management efforts


  • 8+ years of professional experience in GIS platform architecture and solution design
  • Professional experience architecting, implementing, and administrating enterprise IT-GIS solutions/systems that leverage the ArcGIS enterprise platform (desktop, server, and online)
  • Hands-on experience with Esri Software
  • Demonstrated experience in platform architecture, solution design, project envisioning, planning, developing, and deployment
  • Experience with Oracle; Microsoft SQL, and/or other RDBMS and Windows, Linux, and/or other server environments
  • Programming and scripting experience with Python, JavaScript, and/or HTML5 (modern web frameworks)
  • Knowledge of integration of other enterprise systems (such as ERP, EAM, CRM, SCM)
  • Knowledge of geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, and more
  • Experience with current technology implementation patterns including service-oriented architectures and cloud hybrid configurations
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to customers, executives, other technical staff or non-technical staff
  • Experience in leading and empowering team activities to include finances, budgets, personnel, and risk management
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Mathematics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related STEM field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Certification for AWS Certified Solution Architect or MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure of equivalent
  • Master's in Computer Science, Mathematics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or related STEM field



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is
$93,600-$187,200 USD

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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