• Product Engineer – ArcGIS Urban

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

    Are you passionate about creating good user experiences on the web? So are we! In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making design tools accessible and powerful for experts, stakeholders, and the public. Specifically, we are dedicated to continually pushing the boundaries of urban design and planning, and you can play a key role in our mission.


    At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we develop the Esri CityEngine software as well as Esri’s core 3D web technologies including the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Join our team of exceptional software engineers to design and implement urban design and planning web apps based on CityEngine, our JavaScript API, and our cloud solution ArcGIS Online.


    • Conduct manual and automated testing of web-based 3D urban design and planning applications
    • Define test cases and implement robust test workflows; organize and manage the outsourcing of manual testing
    • Monitor test results, identify issues, and work with the team to resolve them
    • Design, create, and maintain key 2D/3D datasets and services to support development efforts
    • Help define product roadmaps and collaborate closely with a small team
    • Interact with users to identify and articulate their needs


    • 2+ years of industry experience building, testing, and shipping software products
    • You have a passion for quality, are detail oriented, and know how to break software by finding bugs
    • Experience with test case management (especially TestRail) and test automation for web applications (especially Selenium)
    • Basic scripting and programming skills (JavaScript, Python, Bash, Powershell, etc.)
    • Interest in (and learning about) urban design and planning as well as 3D GIS, BIM, and CAD
    • Experience with Agile software development methods (Scrum, etc.)
    • Bachelor’s in computer science, urban planning, or architecture or related field
    • Authorized to work in Switzerland

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • 3D graphics background (e.g., knowledge of polygonal data structures, WebGL, shaders, etc.)
    • Familiarity with ArcGIS or GIS in general, with an emphasis on web services, maps, and apps
    • Knowledge of 3D tools such as CityEngine, Maya, Unity, Revit, etc.








    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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