Job description

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. 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. As a software engineer at Esri you will be solving challenges that make a difference in the world. We are looking for creative, smart engineers to help us build the next generation of urban planning tools.


  • Design and implement both front-end and back-end for a new cloud-based application using modern technologies (React, Redux, ES6, WebAssembly)
  • Help bring CityEngine 3D procedural technology to the web
  • Work in a small and dynamic team on all aspects of the development process
  • Advise in matters of software architecture and database design
  • Apply and promote software engineering best practices


  • Excellent programming skills in any modern programming language
  • 2+ years of industry experience in web application development
  • Hands-on coding experience with any popular modern JavaScript framework (React/Angular/Ember)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Interest in (learning all about) urban design and planning as well as 3D mapping, 3D GIS, and BIM
  • Master’s or PhD in computer science or equivalent experience working with web technologies
  • Existing work authorization for Switzerland


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


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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