• Software Developer – Virtual Reality, Game Engines, High-end 3D Graphics

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

    Are you passionate about VR, game engines, high-end 3D computer graphics, and making good software? So are we! In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making 3D GIS accessible and powerful for both consumers and experts across all platforms and devices. We are dedicated to continuing on that path and keep pushing the boundaries of the possible, and we need your help with it.


    At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we develop CityEngine software as well as Esri’s core 3D web technologies and invest heavily in VR and game engine technologies. Join our team of exceptional software engineers to create tomorrow’s GIS and urban planning applications with high-end rendering and previously unseen interaction capabilities.



    • Implement large-scale, interactive visualization scenarios using game engines, ranging from handling massive geometry to low-level shader programming
    • Design and implement VR integration and interaction
    • Implement custom game engine features and rendering techniques and state-of-the-art graphics effects
    • Integrate proprietary geospatial data streaming and geometry processing libraries
    • Research and push the state-of-the-art in virtual world rendering for photo-realistic and data visualization purposes
    • Apply and promote good software engineering practices such as test automation, modularization, simplification


    • 2+ years of practical software development experience in the field of 3D computer graphics
    • Excellent programming skills, preferably C++
    • Excellent knowledge of computer graphics and game engine programming (Unreal and/or Unity)
    • Solid knowledge of virtual reality: integration, rendering, interaction
    • Experience with agile software development methodologies (Scrum, etc.)
    • Familiarity with 3D modeling and animation tools (Maya, Blender, etc.)
    • Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies, ideally ArcGIS
    • Knowledge of common web technologies and 3D formats
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with frequent releases and tight schedules
    • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills
    • Excellent leadership skills (for senior position)
    • Master’s or PhD in computer science with a focus on computer graphics or visualization
    • Authorized to work in Switzerland







    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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