Sr. Research Engineer - Indoor Positioning and Location Analytics

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At the Esri R&D Center in Vienna, Austria, we drive innovation in Indoor Positioning System (IPS) technology to enhance the capabilities of indoor GIS for both casual and power users across all platforms and devices.     


As a talented research engineer experienced in GIS technology, you will perform data collection and analytics to derive meaningful insights about our positioning algorithms, support our research team in prototyping and assessing novel solutions, and support our partners and customers to improve and troubleshoot their IPS deployments. Understanding how our users apply ArcGIS to real-world scenarios, you will contribute to the design, documentation, testing, release, and deployment of ArcGIS IPS. 


  • Support our R&D team developing new algorithms to improve indoor positioning and mapping capabilities of commercial software
  • Apply empirical methods to evaluate and improve existing algorithms and software products
  • Contribute to data collection and data analyses
  • Produce and present clear IPS performance reports as outcome of any analysis performed
  • Analyze and troubleshoot real-world indoor positioning deployments
  • Support productization of our research projects by tuning parameters to align with future software capabilities and product functionality
  • Develop spatio-temporal analytic toolsets to assist the deployment, maintenance, and management of ArcGIS IPS
  • Contribute to the writing of technical reports, technical papers, and scientific publications 


  • 5+ years of experience supporting software product development within an agile environment
  • Knowledge in statistics, machine learning, signal processing
  • Solid experience with Python, specifically with scientific/data-science packages
  • Strong fluency with the English language, both verbal and written communication
  • Master’s degree in applied physics, computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, geoinformatics, or a related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in applied physics, computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, geoinformatics, or a related field
  • Working knowledge in Indoor Positioning System (IPS), Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), or any related field
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS or other GIS and mapping products 
  • Work experience in data engineering and data science 

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.


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.


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.



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