One of the Top 10 Reasons to Work at ESRI: Technology

Shaping the world around us.


Our innovative software makes a difference in our society and contributes to everyday life. It is used by millions around the world and in every industry. Our software development is focused on emerging technologies such as service-oriented architecture, .NET, and 3D visualization. We are committed to continually improving our products and developing new technology. Every year, ESRI reinvests 20 percent of its profits into research and development to continue building the best GIS software available.


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Hot Job: ArcGIS Server QA Test Engineers

Use your analytical, communication, and technical skills to fully understand, help develop, and support our customers’ key Web GIS workflows. In this role you will serve as the ESRI user’s advocate to help build and release high quality software. Perform software testing, analysis, and diagnosis to identify software defects using the latest techniques, methodology, and technology and execute daily quality tests and other tests that gauge ongoing quality and stability of ArcGIS Server.


Requires a bachelor’s or master’s in GIS, computer science, or related field; a minimum of six months of software testing and GIS knowledge; and strong communication and organization skills. Apply now.

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Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for a Student Assistantship

Studying for finals … writing term papers … thinking about graduation–and more importantly what happens after graduation … planning a summer vacation …


If you’re like most college students, you undoubtedly have a lot going on in your life these days. But if you’re interested in applying for the ESRI International User Conference Student Assistantship Program, you’ll want to do it soon! The application deadline is in two weeks–April 3.


The Student Assistantship Program is a great opportunity to attend the largest GIS conference in the world. Up to 60 students from universities across the U.S. will be selected to help at the conference with monitoring sessions, registration, staffing, and logistics. In return, participants receive a full registration package for the conference, hotel accommodations, and a small stipend for meals.


So don’t delay–apply today!


Visit the Web site to watch the Student Assistantship Experience Video, learn more about the program, and listen to a podcast.

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Tell Us What You Think About the Careers Web Site

Whether you have visited the Careers at ESRI Web site many times or are a first-time visitor, we’d like to hear your thoughts! We are conducting a short survey to help us evaluate how well the site is meeting your needs. The survey is only six questions and should just take a few minutes of your time.


When you enter the site’s homepage the survey will “pop up” within a few seconds. If you decide to participate, hit the Continue button and the survey will open in a new window. You can complete it when you’re ready to leave the site. If you choose not to participate, select “No Thanks” and the survey will not appear again on future visits.


We look forward to hearing from you.

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Hot Job: Systems Engineer

Utilize your problem-solving skills and technical expertise to ensure the daily operations of production systems and applications developed by and used in the Internet Operations Group. Install, deploy, configure, test, monitor, troubleshoot, and repair ESRI’s production systems and applications; support customers’ custom applications; and provide second level of support to respond, troubleshoot, and repair applications and systems as needed.


Qualifications include a bachelor’s in computer science or related field; five to seven years of industry experience; and expert knowledge of UNIX, Linux, and Windows server environments. Apply now.

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Last Chance to Meet ESRI Staff at University Events

The spring university recruitment “season” will soon be coming to a close, but there are still a few opportunities to meet ESRI staff and learn about careers for recent grads. Here’s where we’ll be in March and April:



  • University of Mary Washington, March 19

  • BCIT, March 31-April 1

  • COGS, April 2-3

  • Cal State San Bernardino, April 7

  • University of Minnesota, April 7

Can’t attend an event near you or we’re not coming to your school anytime soon? Visit the University Recruiting section of our Web site to see what we have to offer and search current openings.

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Attending AAG? Meet ESRI Recruiters Michael and Jason

If you’ll be in Las Vegas this month for the AAG Annual Meeting, take a few minutes to stop by the Jobs in Geography (JIG) Center to talk with ESRI staff about current openings in Product Development, Educational Services, Technical Support, and Professional Services.


“We’ve participated in AAG for many years,” said Jason. “We find that it’s a great avenue to meet potential candidates who have the type of experience we require for positions such as Senior GIS Analysts and Technical Writers. We look forward to this event every year.”


The JIG Center will be open Tuesday through Thursday (March 24-26) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

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On the Go? Download New Podcast About the Student Assistantship Program

In this new podcast Joe, one of the coordinators of the ESRI International User Conference Student Assistantship Program, and Tania, a former participant in the program and current ESRI employee, provide an overview of the program and tips for students interested in applying for the assistantship


The Student Assistantship Program is a great opportunity for graduate students or fourth-year undergraduate students interested in a career in geospatial applications to attend the ESRI International User Conference – the largest GIS event in the world! Participants attend sessions and other networking events in exchange for assisting with conference logistics. This year’s conference will be held July 13-17 in beautiful San Diego, California.


Learn more by downloading or listening to the podcast.

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Hot Job: Lead Software Engineer

Are you looking for a career that puts you at the forefront of the software development life cycle (SDLC)? In this challenging role you will have leadership responsibilities over the programming team and work with clients on multi-million dollar projects related to the PLTS for ArcGIS Nautical Solution. Coordinate with project managers to deliver on-time requirements to customers and oversee all SDLC reviews including design and development details of COTS solution.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s or master’s in computer science or related field, three to five years of experience in GIS-related programming, and demonstrated mentor roles in a team work setting. Apply now.

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One of the Top 10 Reasons to Work at ESRI: Customers

Help our customers make a difference.


From aiding in disaster recovery efforts to tracking elephant migration to creating more efficient public transit, ESRI users are changing their communities and the world. Our customers are the most important part of our business, and we are committed to helping them succeed as they utilize ESRI technology.


“Listening to our users for corporate strategy and product direction became our foundation and is still in place today. This principle has enabled us to develop GIS technology that’s truly driven by our customers.”–Jack Dangermond, ESRI President


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