• Product Designer – 3D Web and VR Apps UX/UI

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

    Esri is dedicated to making design tools accessible and powerful for experts, stakeholders, and the public. We are committed to continually pushing the boundaries of 3D visualization, VR, and urban planning on the web.


    At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we develop 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 envision and design web apps based on CityEngine, our JavaScript API, and our cloud solution ArcGIS Online.


    • Guide the UX, UI, and visual design of several new web applications for 3D visualization, VR, and urban planning
    • Conceptualize, design, and test innovative user interfaces
    • Define a seminal user experience for exploring and managing 3D GIS content in the browser
    • Work closely with front end developers and product engineers in a highly interactive and creative environment
    • Interact with users to identify and articulate their needs; distill user requirements into application/system concepts, and then into UX/UI concepts
    • Research and push the state of the art of UX practices


    • 2+ years of industry experience in UX/UI development including hands-on product design, team programming, and experience with building and shipping software products
    • Strong sense of design
    • Fluent with prototyping tools (Adobe Experience Design, Balsamiq) as well as typical design tools (Creative Cloud)
    • Strong passion for detailed, innovative, and empathic design, combined with well-rounded design skills (interaction, UI, visual, and motion design)
    • Excellent spatial sense and good intuition for the aesthetics and technical aspects of information visualization or cartography
    • Excellent communication skills to clearly articulate the reasons behind design decisions
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with frequent releases and tight schedules
    • Bachelor’s in computer science, human computer interaction, or a related field (master's or PhD preferred)
    • Authorized to work in Switzerland

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Hands-on experience with front end web development (JavaScript)
    • Experience with TypeScript, ES6, Angular and/or React
    • Experience with Agile software development methods (Scrum, etc.)
    • Familiarity with ArcGIS or GIS in general, with an emphasis in map design/cartography
    • 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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