ESRI Employees Support GIS Day Events Nationwide

The 10th annual GIS Day celebration was observed Wednesday, November 19. This grassroots event recognizes the importance of GIS  and geography in our everyday lives. Employees at the Redlands campus enjoyed a special GIS Day anniversary display and delicious cake; there was also an employee raffle for GIS Day prizes. Many employees celebrated outside the organization, by supporting events in various ESRI regions.


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Hot Job: ArcMap Technical Writer

Use your technical experience and strong communication skills to serve as a documentation and content author for ArcMap. This is a challenging opportunity to use your writing abilities to contribute to our customers’ success. In this role you will write documentation that conveys best practices, methods, and theory of GIS; create graphics and write about topics that allow users to successfully apply ArcGIS in their own work; and clearly and effectively explain the concepts and tools of the ArcGIS system.


Qualifications include a minimum of five years of technical writing experience, demonstrated knowledge of GIS, and the proven ability to learn GIS methods and best practices. Apply now.

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Of Interest to Developers with Flex Expertise

Wondering how you can use your Flex expertise to build GIS software at ESRI? Mansour Raad, senior software architect at ESRI, discusses the recently released ArcGIS API for Flex, which allows users to transform their local data into a visually rich interactive map, query and display GIS data features and attributes, locate addresses, identify features, and perform complex spatial analytics. Listen to or download the podcast now.


Are you a Flex developer looking for a challenging new career opportunity? Put your skills and experience to use at ESRI. We have a number of positions in Software Engineering/Development and Product Development that require Flex experience. Search opportunities.

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Johnstown, PA Added to Job Search Menu

ESRI’s Johnstown, Pennsylvania, satellite office has been added to the list of Work Locations in the search menu. This will streamline the job search process for candidates seeking a position in this growing office, located just about an hour east of Pittsburgh. The Johnstown office is staffed by project managers and software developers who work on a diverse range of challenging defense-related projects. Team members use current and emerging tools and technologies to build cutting-edge solutions to meet the needs of the defense community. Search Johnstown opportunities.


Want to learn more about opportunities in this office? ESRI staff will be attending the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown career fair January 21, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mark your calendar!

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Hot Job: Support Analyst, Programming

Do you have a unique combination of strong technical and customer service skills? Learn about the latest ESRI technology in this consultative support role while helping our customers solve technical problems quickly and effectively. In this role you will also test software and hardware to troubleshoot issues and evaluate solutions and determine or recommend software changes to programmers/software engineers.


Requirements include a clear understanding of GIS theory and applications, familiarity with and ability to communicate GIS and technical terms and/or technical information, and working knowledge and experience in the use of Windows operating systems. Apply now.

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Hot Job: Sales Manager – Utilities, California

Are you a seasoned sales manager looking for a new way to utilize your industry knowledge? Apply your experience in a new way on our utility team, a geographically dispersed group responsible for our relationships with energy and telecommunication companies throughout the United States. This is a challenging opportunty to develop and execute the national sales plan for the utility sector and direct sales activities for sales staff through managing opportunities. Requirements include five or more years of experience selling IT solutions to utilities and excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and negotiation skills. Apply now.

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Students, Be Part of the Largest GIS Conference in the World

With just a few weeks until winter vacation, you are probably looking forward to relaxing and the break from homework and tests. Utilize your free time and be one of the first applicants for the ESRI User Conference Student Assistantship Program.


Up to 60 graduate or fourth-year undergraduate students who use or apply geospatial applications and concepts to their coursework will be selected to attend and assist with the ESRI International User Conference being held July 13-17, 2009, in San Diego, California.


What You Will Gain


Students assist ESRI with registration, monitoring sessions, setup, teardown, operations, and overall logistics of many events. In exchange, students will receive:



  • A full registration packet for the conference

  • Hotel accommodations

  • A small stipend for meals

  • The opportunity to learn more about geographic information system (GIS) technology by attending sessions

Don’t miss this opportunity! Apply Now

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ESRI Employees Celebrating GIS Day

Today is the 10th anniversary of GIS Day, an international grassroots event to raise awareness of the power of GIS and promote geographic literacy in schools, communities, and organizations. Events are being held in 74 countries and all 50 U.S. states.


Many ESRI employees are celebrating GIS Day with activities such as helping elementary school children explore geography and GIS, introducing 3D GIS to college students, and hosting an event at a local library to help residents learn about their community in new ways through maps and interactive demonstrations. Here at the Redlands campus, a special GIS Day display is set up in the Cafe and cake will be served throughout the day. Employees can also enter a raffle to win fun prizes.

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Hot Job: Print Publications Writer/Editor

Utilize your strong writing and project management skills to help with the production of our quarterly publications, ArcNews and ArcUser, which reach nearly one million readers. This is a challenging role in which you will write articles, tutorials, case studies, fillers, and announcements and edit copy to comply with each publication’s purpose and style under the direction of senior editors.


Qualifications include a bachelor’s in GIS, journalism, English, marketing, or a related field; two or more years of experience as a writer/editor; an understanding of geographic information science; and hands-on experience using ESRI software. Apply now.

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ESRI and Goodwill Industries Partner for Electronics Recycling Day

For the second time this year, ESRI and Goodwill Industries partnered to offer a computer and electronics recycling day on campus for ESRI employees. More than 9,500 pounds of computers, monitors, televisions, scanners, and printers were collected, just under the 10,000 pounds collected during the first event earlier this year.


Income from the Goodwill Computer Recycling Program helps fund their job development programs and expands job opportunities for people with disabilities as they train to refurbish and disassemble electronic equipment.

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