Software Engineer II - 3D Web GIS Engine

المسمى الوظيفي

Software Engineer


IT Sector


Zurich, Switzerland

نوع الوظيفة


ساعات العمل

Full time

المسمى الوظيفي

Are you passionate about computer graphics topics such as globe rendering, 3D GIS (geographic information systems), digital twins, or the metaverse? 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 continually pushing the boundaries of 3D GIS on the web, and you can play a key role in our mission.

At the Esri R&D Center Zurich, we are looking for a software engineer who will help us to grow and maintain the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Our API empowers web developers around the globe to build compelling 3D scenes and mapping applications.


Design and implement new software components for the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, spanning a wide range of topics such as web service consumption, data processing and analysis, core rendering functionality and 3D mapping

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


2+ years of practical experience in software development

Excellent JavaScript/TypeScript programming skills

Strong background in software design and architecture

Excellent creative thinking and communication skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with frequent releases and tight schedules

Master’s or PhD in computer science or a related field

Authorization to work in Switzerland

Recommended Qualifications

Experience with API design

Background in computer graphics, real-time rendering, WebGL

Experience with agile software development methods (Scrum, etc.)

Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies, ideally ArcGIS

Knowledge of common web technologies


Our Zurich team enjoys:

Free lunches and fresh fruit

Free coffee, tea, and soft drinks

Fun team activities

Competitive salary40-hour work week

Flexible working hours

Dynamic, fast-growing international team

At Esri R&D Center–Zurich, we’re able to combine the best of academia and industry. We are researching leading edge technologies in graphics, vision, and cartography and are developing innovative 3D software products that are deployed on a global scale. Products include the procedural modeling tool Esri CityEngine as well as general 3D solutions for desktop, web, and mobile technologies based on Esri’s ArcGIS platform. Our customers are in urban design/ planning at architectural studios and city administrations as well as major motion picture and game developer studios for ­lmed/ interactive entertainment.


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