• Software Developer - Web Frontend (Urban Design)

    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. 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.


    • Lead the UX/UI development of a new suite of web apps for urban design and planning
    • Conceptualize, design, implement, and test innovative user interface components on top of our JavaScript API, thereby defining a seminal user experience for exploring and managing urban 3D GIS content in the browser
    • Work closely with JavaScript API software developers and product engineers in a highly interactive and creative environment
    • Interact with users to identify and articulate their needs
    • Research and push the state of the art of UX practices


    • Excellent JavaScript/HTML/CSS skills and good sense for software architecture
    • 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 passion for detailed, innovative, and empathic design, combined with well-rounded design skills (interaction, UI, visual, and motion design)
    • Excellent spatial sense and a 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
    • Interest in (learning all about) urban design and planning as well as 3D GIS, BIM, and CAD
    • Bachelor’s in computer science, urban planning, or architecture (master's or PhD a plus)
    • Authorized to work in Switzerland

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Experience with some of these web technologies: TypeScript, ES6, Angular, React, Redux, Express, Webpack
    • Hands-on experience with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
    • 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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