Sr. Product Engineer - ArcGIS API for Python

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At Esri, we believe in helping our customers take on challenging geospatial problems and making a difference in the world. Join our team of talented and passionate engineers and help build ArcGIS API for Python, a comprehensive Pythonic API for ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online. With ArcGIS API for Python, GIS analysts, data scientists, machine learning engineers, and GIS administrators accomplish a wide variety of tasks ranging from geospatial deep learning, performing spatial analysis to manage their web GIS, and automate such workflows.

As a senior product engineer, you will collaborate with product engineers, development engineers and product managers to help us design, build, and deliver a compelling Pythonic API for ArcGIS. You will provide a strong technical voice in the product development process and use the best tools available to build highly reliable, sustained, and evolutionary API.

If you are passionate about geospatial technologies, proficient in Python, have a deep understanding of the product and customer needs, and can communicate effectively via writing and presentations, this is the place to be!


  • Collaborate with product engineers, software developers, and product managers to design, build, and deliver capabilities in ArcGIS API for Python
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and incorporate them into the software
  • Develop and implement test plans and test cases, write test code, verify code changes, and bug fixes
  • Review and analyze automated test results, report status on software quality and stability, certify software quality
  • Troubleshoot and triage issues reported by customers
  • Author API documentation in the form of guides for Python developers
  • Share workflows in help topics, blog articles, presentations, tutorials, and samples


  • 5+ years of industry experience working in a software development environment
  • 3+ years experience in applying Python towards GIS analysis, data science or GIS administration workflows
  • 2+ years experience with ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro or other geospatial technology
  • Excellent problem-solving, design, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A passion for software product quality and documentation
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, GIS or related disciplines

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's in computer science, GIS or related disciplines
  • Experience with ArcGIS API for Python and/or ArcPy
  • Experience with architecting test frameworks, testing patterns, unit test libraries and writing automated tests
  • Effective project management, time management, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to build and deliver quality software in a team environment



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
$89,440-$147,680 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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