Sr. Software Engineer – Generative AI & Assistants, ArcGIS Pro

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ArcGIS Pro is a powerful geographic information system (GIS) software that is used to analyze, visualize, and share spatial data, helping to solve real-world problems. We’re on a mission to improve the accessibility of these tools through AI assistant functionality. As a team committed to innovation, you’ll have a unique opportunity to bring your expertise in AI and machine learning to the world’s leading GIS software.

Through curiosity and investigative research, you’ll understand future capabilities and be able to fine-tune AI models to ensure quality functionality. You’ll design, build, and test AI Copilot experiences to assist our users in ways that have never been achieved before, impacting industries in government, public safety, conservation, imagery, and more.

In this role, you’ll collaborate with our cross-functional global team of software engineers, product engineers, designers, product managers, and release engineers committed to delivering a host of cutting-edge capabilities. Bring your passion for AI and natural language processing and apply today!


  • Contribute to the design and implementation of an AI Copilot for ArcGIS Pro
  • Design, develop, and implement AI models, prompts, algorithms and agents in C# or Python , particularly focusing on natural language generation and understanding using LLMs and embedding models
  • Write scalable, robust, testable, efficient, and easily maintainable code in C#, Python, or C++
  • Build software that follows the latest industry-standard design patterns, development methodologies, and deployment models
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand user needs and devise possible solutions
  • Translate software requirements into stable, working, high-performance software
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in AI and machine learning technologies like LLMs, multimodal models, text/embedding models, frameworks like LangChain and Semantic Kernel


  • 5+ years’ experience with machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, or similar.
  • Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer, or similar role.
  • Robust coding and problem-solving skills in C# and .NET platform
  • Familiarity with AI and Machine Learning concepts
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • Knowledge of REST APIs and HTTP-based web services
  • Strong knowledge of GIT
  • Bachelor’s in computer science, GIS, Mathematics, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience with natural language processing and generative models.
  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Experience in C++
  • Experience with cloud services like AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct, with an eagerness to learn and grow.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical team members.
  • Master’s in computer science, GIS, Mathematics, or 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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