Technical Consultant- Defense

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In this position, you will work closely with Department of Defense customers to help define geospatial-centric solutions and implementation of those solutions. You will solve complex geospatial problems by evaluating and translating the customer's business goals, objectives, and strategies.

The contributions you make will support our Intelligence Community and Department of Defense customers across many industries. The work you do will enable customers to make meaningful decisions by leveraging location intelligence.

The teams you will work with are collaborative and forward leaning. They are problem solvers, listeners, facilitators, guides, and trusted advisers to thousands of ArcGIS users making a difference. We will benefit from the experience of working together as part of an extensive network of industry and technology experts.


  • Work closely with customers and partners to identify, design, and certify key GIS workflows for the ArcGIS platform
  • Provide platform configuration guidance and best practices to customers regarding innovative solutions using Esri technology and content to help them make better decisions
  • Identify the value of location within customer workflows and drive substantial return on their investment in Esri's enterprise platform and services
  • Recommend relevant strategies, architectures, and solutions and work with customers to prepare implementation and migration strategies
  • Present complex GIS technical demonstrations to various levels of staff in a diverse range of customer organizations
  • Collaborate with customer IT organizations to align their technical objectives and business goals with Esri's technology enterprise


  • 5+ years of professional experience in a similar position, supporting similar responsibilities
  • Professional experience designing, implementing, and/or administrating enterprise GIS solutions/systems that leverage the ArcGIS platform (Desktop, Server, and Online)
  • Proven experience leveraging Esri's software capabilities including mapping, field operations, spatial analysis and data science, 3D visualization and analytics, data management, and developer APIs
  • Pro-actively craft and propose solutions that clarify how GIS brings business value to address critical business challenges faced by customers, specifically in the Intelligence domain
  • Proven experience with GIS workflow automation patterns
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas, whether to other technical peers or non-technical peers, project managers and/or customers
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written/verbal communication, multi-tasking, and presentation skills
  • Applicants selected will be subjected to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; this could include a Top Secret Clearance (TS), a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information Clearance (TS/SCI), a TS/SCI with Counterintelligence Scope (CI) and/or a Full Scope/Lifestyle
  • Bachelor's in Geography, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or related STEM field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Master's in Geography, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or related STEM field
  • Programming and scripting experience with Python
  • Domain experience around Defense and Intelligence content workflows
  • Experience with current technology implementation patterns, including service-oriented and cloud computing architecture
  • Understanding of IT integration concepts such as databases, web services, webhooks, mobile devices configurations, web browsers, IT system architecture concepts



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
$74,880-$150,280 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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