• Software Developer - Web Apps (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.


    • Design and implement software components for a new suite of web apps for urban design and planning, covering a wide range of topics such as web service consumption, data processing and analysis, core library functionality, application logic, and 3D mapping and rendering
    • Advise in matters of software architecture and engineering 
    • Apply and promote good software engineering practices such as test automation, modularization, simplification 
    • Evolve and maintain our build process, test automation infrastructure, and other custom tooling


    • Excellent programming skills in a modern programming language 
    • 3+ years of industry experience in web application development (JavaScript)
    • Strong background in software design and architecture
    • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills 
    • Experience with Agile software development methods (Scrum, etc.)
    • Interest in (learning all about) urban design and planning as well as 3D GIS, BIM, and CAD
    • Master’s or PhD in computer science

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Experience with ES6, TypeScript, React, Redux, WebGL, and/or WebAssembly
    • Background in computer graphics and real-time rendering 
    • Knowledge of 3D tools such as CityEngine, Maya, Unity, Revit, etc.
    • Knowledge of common web technologies and 3D formats


    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, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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