• Product Engineer - Topographic Mapping

    Location US-CA-Redlands
    Job Category
    ArcGIS Product Engineering
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of the team that is building the software used by geospatial professionals in national mapping agencies around the world? Are you a talented GIS professional interested in finding simple solutions to complex geospatial problems? Do you have a desire to make a lasting impact creating software used by organizations responsible for building and maintaining global geospatial datasets that provide the foundation for powerful data visualization and analytics?


    As a member of the Topographic Mapping development team, you will help define how the ArcGIS Platform supports mulit-scale geospatial data compilation and visualization workflows. In this role, you will design, test, and document the software used by a global community of GIS professionals responsible for maintaining authoritative geospatial data holdings at a global scale.



    • Work with product owner, other product engineers, and developers to create functional and workflow designs for geospatial data management, visualization, and cartographic software
    • Define and influence functional product design and user experience
    • Based on customer and stakeholder feedback, gather requirements to be used for future versions of Esri’s topographic mapping capabilities
    • Design, document, develop, and execute test plans, including the logging of software defects as well as tracking them to resolution
    • Support test automation through scripting
    • Administer and maintain test environments, ArcGIS servers, and enterprise geodatabases
    • Author tutorials and help content geared towards end users to aid in deployment of topographic mapping capabilities
    • Work with end users and partners to identify and design industry-specific GIS workflows
    • Maintain communication with customers and partners with regards to product support
    • Clearly present product demonstrations to customers, partners, and internal collaborators
    • Collaborate with end users to understand how software you build can address their complex workflows and issues.


    • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
    • Effective time management and organizational skills
    • Have a passion for quality, are detail oriented, and have a desire to improve products
    • Working knowledge of a source control and issue management system, preferably GitHub
    • Bachelor's or master's in GIS, information technology, computer science, or related field, depending on position level 

    Recommended Qualifications

    • Experience with case analysis, requirement gathering, and documenting to enhance existing software
    • Experience with designing, documenting, and executing functional test plans
    • Knowledge of mocking up user experience modifications to support new software features
    • Hands-on experience with geoprocessing and Python scripting within GIS work
    • Strong familiarity with the administration of enterprise geodatabase concepts and objects
    • Experience as a user with an RDBMS, such as Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
    • Knowledge of or certification on Esri products including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, the enterprise geodatabase, and Portal for ArcGIS
    • Experience with XMetal, RoboHelp, or other user help documentation suites




    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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