Technical Writer for ArcGIS Solutions

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ArcGIS Solutions is a collection of focused maps and apps that help leverage data and enhance services in utility, public safety, government, and commercial businesses. Your mission will be to design, create, and support engaging and approachable user-centered documentation for our vast portfolio of ArcGIS Solutions.

As a technical writer, you will work closely with industry-focused teams to create resources around real-world problems and applied GIS workflows. You’ll help develop documentation, lessons, blog articles, user guides, videos, and stories for a variety of ArcGIS Solutions and communities.

Our ideal candidate is driven by collaboration and the exchange of new ideas with internal teams and our user community. They are a self-starter who enjoys solving puzzles and can translate complex ideas into clear and compelling messages.  We welcome you to join our team in our mission to deliver innovative work!


  • Author and publish help documentation for a variety of ArcGIS Solutions
  • Coordinate with product owners and other authors to ensure consistency across written materials
  • Continually assess documentation quality and release readiness; implement continuous improvements
  • Author blog articles, lessons, guides, and videos that provide guidance, best practices, and applied workflows for various ArcGIS Solutions
  • Collaborate with product marketing, product management, sales, software development, and education teams to integrate stories and documentation across various Esri web pages


  • A portfolio of your written work that includes recent examples
  • 1+ years of professional writing experience; ideally a blended background including technical and creative writing
  • Familiarity with Esri's ArcGIS software, online services, or other GIS products
  • Desire to work collaboratively within a small team
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into clear, concise, compelling content
  • Effective time management and organizational skills; work proactively and volunteer assistance without being asked and under tight turnaround
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's in GIS, geography, computer science, journalism, public policy, engineering, or related field, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications

  • Expertise with GIS workflows in state and local governments, utilities, or military agencies (ArcGIS Solutions core users)
  • Familiarity with agile software development methodologies

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.

Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.

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.

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