Sr. Software Development Engineer - C++/AI

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In this position, you will use your C++ expertise to develop highly-performant analytical software to assess and improve the quality of data where proximity and location matter. Your work will help a broad set of users by simplifying complex mathematics and topological concepts. You will also have the opportunity to assist developer communities to re-imagine the capabilities of location-aware software applications that enable real-world data and analysis improvements.

This team supports the ArcGIS Data Reviewer product. As a full stack software engineer, you will design and develop software used by organizations across diverse markets and industries to ensure quality and consistency in their geospatial data holdings. You will be part of a talented cross-functional team of dynamic and passionate engineers who deliver capabilities that enable our customers to make a difference in communities around the world. In this role, you will design and develop the software used by a large community of GIS professionals to power the operations of their organizations.

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.


  • Use C++, Java, and Python to develop full-stack GIS applications
  • Build software that follows industry-standard design patterns, development methodologies, and deployment models
  • Design, test, release, and support AI capabilities in the ArcGIS platform to improve overall data quality
  • Solve complex problems with application design, development, and user experiences
  • Collaborate with other developers, engineers, and product managers throughout the development process
  • Work effectively in an Agile Scrum team environment


  • 5+ years of professional experience in a similar position supporting similar responsibilities
  • Strong foundation in object-oriented software principles
  • Ability to analyze software/algorithms and identify improvements
  • Experience with software development using C++, Java, and Python
  • Knowledge of SQL for databases
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or STEM related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience working on an Agile software development team
  • Knowledge of the ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Pro (or ArcGIS Desktop) and ArcGIS Enterprise
    Proficiency with enterprise geodatabases and multi-user editing workflows
  • Experience analyzing large geospatial datasets
  • Experience in developing REST based webservices
  • Knowledge of source control and issue management systems
  • Possess a foundational understanding of key AI concepts, encompassing deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision.
  • Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or STEM related 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
$114,400-$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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