• Community Outreach Manager – Open Platform (Standards and Interoperability)

    Location US-CA-Redlands
    Job Category
    Product Management
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  • Overview

    ArcGIS is built with the vision of being an open platform. We ensure that our software is open, interoperable, and standards complaint. Our technology allows for extensive integration with other business and GIS systems and it is our goal to continue to make the ArcGIS platform fit the technical and business needs of a wide variety of organizations.

    As the Community Outreach Manager, you will join the open platform team and promote Esri’s initiatives related to interoperability and standards compliance. You will serve as the liaison between Esri and various technical standards organizations and other domain-related standards organizations (transportation, maritime, aeronautics, etc.). In addition to maintaining an effective relationship with these organizations, you will help with communicating Esri’s open platform vision to the many organizations and individual users who value the benefits that an open platform strategy provides. It will be a challenging opportunity allowing you to experience, understand and promote the full breadth of the Esri technology stack.


    • Communicate Esri’s vision for initiatives related to open platform, focusing specifically on interoperability and standards compliance
    • Engage with team members regularly to stay current on technology trends related to interoperability and standards compliance
    • Create and execute a comprehensive marketing/communications strategy
    • Continuously research standards support and compliance data and make recommendations on how to further advance Esri’s open platform  
    • Serve as the liaison between Esri and the many organizations related to standards and interoperability, such as OGC, ISO, FGDC, W3C, and IHO
    • Develop content (e.g., webinars, case studies, collateral, social media programs, web, and event plans) that drive awareness, demand, and highlight Esri’s commitment to open and drive the execution and release of the content


    • Prior experience interacting with geospatial standards organizations such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), ISO-TC211, and FGDC at an influencer level
    • Proven capability to make compelling, effective presentations to large and small audiences
    • Proven and demonstrated capability to communicate in writing
    • Demonstrated thought leadership and contributions to professional organizations
    • Proven ability to collaborate, communicate, and influence audiences across organizations and/or multi-disciplinary audiences
    • Bachelor's or master's in business, GIS, or related field, depending on position level

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Prior experience in GIS
    • Prior experience as a community advocate in a technology-related field
    • Experience with open source philosophy, patterns, and technology landscape
    • A good understanding of the GIS marketplace
    • Ability to keep up with new technology trends happening within the geospatial domain




    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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