Sr. Environmental GIS Engineer

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Apply your experience with environmental, biodiversity, and landscape GIS workflows to help our Living Atlas of the World team build new and dynamic content. The Living Atlas is the largest geospatial data collection in the world, is widely used across the ArcGIS platform, and is fast becoming the backbone of web GIS. You will help identify key datasets from national and global sources and publish those as web services, as well as work with high profile clients to shepherd their data into the Living Atlas.

In this role, you will also work with content leads who are developing solutions, applications, blogs, and creating geospatial learning opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a project team leading the development of complex, state-of-the-art systems that simplify access to critical environmental data and support sustainable design around the world.


  • Test and deploy web layers, maps, and application products to ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
  • Curate contributed content to the Living Atlas to ensure the products are of high quality, well documented, and highly useful and usable by the GIS community
  • Develop processes to analyze and automate the update of complex datasets, including remotely sensed, in-situ, or modeled sources
  • Work in a collaborative team environment on large-scale projects
  • Provide subject matter expertise to staff and customers through participation in focused projects and development sprints
  • Identify key clients and teach them the state-of-the-art techniques and workflows


  • 5+ years of experience in modern GIS workflows, including publishing complex feature layers or imagery web services
  • A passion to learn and launch new content quickly and work in a fast-paced, team-focused development environment
  • Experience using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and Python Notebooks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's in GIS, geography, environmental, or related fields

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's in GIS, geography, environmental, or related fields
  • Experience with landscape ecology, biodiversity, and suitability analysis
  • Experience building StoryMaps to help create place-based narratives



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
$85,280-$128,960 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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