• Product Engineer – ArcGIS 3D JavaScript API

    Location CH-Zurich
    Job Category
    Software Development/Engineering
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Are you eager to improve existing 3D GIS web offerings and push the envelope of what's possible in a browser? At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, you will be able to use your expertise in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to fulfill the requirements of the Esri user community, allowing them to quickly create interactive maps and apps, perform complex analysis, and make better decisions.


    This is an exciting opportunity for developers and designers to join a fast-paced team of exceptional software engineers who design, build, test, and support the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS.


    • Analyze, test, release, and support the ArcGIS API for JavaScript to enhance overall product quality; use your analytical and problem-solving skills to detect integration problems across multiple software platforms; manage bugs found through in-house testing as well as those reported by customers
    • Write JavaScript applications to test new features and maintain shipped functionality; identify weak spots and potential problems; isolate and report bugs in a clear and concise manner
    • Create compelling product samples, blogs, articles, documentation and tutorials to showcase new features and novel usage patterns of 3D GIS visualization techniques on the web; design, create, and maintain key supporting 2D/3D GIS datasets and services
    • Establish and define 3D web GIS customer requirements; translate them into potential product improvements and new software designs
    • Prepare demo applications and presentations for international conferences
    • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders about software issues, status, and release


    • 2+ years of ArcGIS or other geospatial technology experience in mapping, geodata management, or geoprocessing projects
    • Hands-on industry experience building web applications
    • Proficient with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
    • Passion for quality, detail oriented, and know how to break software by finding bugs
    • Bachelor’s in geography, computer science, or a related field
    • Authorized to work in Switzerland

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • 2+ years of industry experience in software QA, ideally of JavaScript web application
    • Experience in test automation and developing test scripts
    • Expertise in online mapping and/or data visualization
    • 3D graphics background (e.g., knowledge of polygonal data structures, WebGL, shaders, etc.)
    • Knowledge of the agile software development processes and methodologies










    The Company

    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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