Our staff will be as close as your computer next week at two virtual events. This will be a great opportunity to let your talents shine and make that important first impression!
Are you a project manager with excellent time management skills? Use these talents to plan, manage, and execute the delivery of education content-related projects in support of business objectives and ongoing operations in Esri’s Educational Services team. In this role, you will facilitate the definition of project scope, milestones, and deliverables and then plan and schedule project timelines, communicating status, risks, and issues on an ongoing basis.
John, a current Educational Content Project Manager, says, “In my position I have the privilege of working with professionals committed to the success of our users and to the development of relevant and interesting training. I enjoy helping our project teams be successful—I like the people I work with and I appreciate being employed by a company that is financially stable and growing. I feel privileged to be at Esri.”
Do you have a unique combination of collaboration, technical, and customer service skills? You may be able to leverage these abilities as a member of the Esri Support Services team. Support Analysts provide high-quality technical support to end users of Esri software to effectively diagnose and resolve incidents. They then interpret the knowledge gained from talking with customers to determine or recommend software changes to product engineers.
Henry, a member of the team, says, “The best part about working in Esri Support Services is having the opportunity to learn about GIS and Esri products. You can learn from your customers, your technical leads, and your team members. Esri Support Services is a great gateway to start your GIS career.”
By Guest Blogger Christian, 2012 Intern
During my first year in graduate school at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I was looking for a challenging summer internship in GIS. As someone who had been using Esri products throughout my academic career, I applied to the Esri Summer Internship program. A few months later I had a series of interviews and then was given the opportunity to participate in the internship program.
I joined Technical Support on the desktop team, which supports many different aspects of the ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Mobile technologies. Every day I was able to learn something new and challenging. I specifically focused on key technologies that I was interested in. By the end of the summer, I had created workflows and even custom, script-based tools to help customers build their understanding of Esri technologies. I couldn’t have learned as much as I did without the help of other people on the team that had made it a priority to help me grow during my time as an intern.
Do you have a passion for GIS and education? Consider joining our Educational Services Division as a Course Developer. There are currently three openings at our headquarters in Redlands, California.
Course developers apply their writing talents and communication skills to ensure Esri instructor-led and web-based training materials meet the needs of our customers. From evaluation and development to revision and validation, they work with subject matter experts and the latest Esri technology to develop new courses and enhance existing curriculum.
We recently had the opportunity to participate in a Live Q&A session on Dice.com, as part of its TechTalk community. Our panel of experts included Rex Hansen, Lead Product Engineer, Microsoft Platforms; Will Crick, Lead Product Engineer, Applications Group; and Jason Otero, Staffing Manager. They shared a wealth of information about web and mobile development at Esri, the skills we look for in team members, what makes Esri different, and more. Following are the session highlights.
Are you a software developer looking for a new opportunity to use your Python programming experience and knowledge of C#/C++? Consider this position on our Desktop team where you’ll collaborate with others to create Esri’s next-gen software.
In this role, you’ll design, develop, and maintain Python packages for GIS analysis, data management, and visualization workflows and develop a new robust and rich Python window for computing analysis and mapping workflows in ArcGIS for Desktop.
If you’re in the DC metro area and are considering a career move, check out these events where you can meet our staff to learn about current openings and what it’s like to be part of the Esri team.
Are you looking for an exciting new career opportunity in design, development, or marketing? Join us for the Mashable Online Career Expo October 23 and talk with Esri recruiters about our current openings in these areas and more!
By Diana Colgrove, Summer 2012 Intern
During my two years as a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside, the “buzz” about Esri was constant. Coming from a background consisting solely of business and marketing, I didn’t know much about geography other than the fact that Esri was transforming the way GIS could be used. At first I thought to myself, “Esri must seek brilliant geographers, developers, and technology experts to enable their vision to become a reality.” Then I was given the opportunity to participate in its summer internship program upon graduating with my MBA in Marketing, and I have since learned that this statement is true, but there is also much more to Esri’s success.
I entered the program as an intern on the Marketing Analytics team within Marketing Operations. My summer project focused on establishing a reporting format for data gathered through market research. While my project was business-focused, it required having an understanding of Esri’s product offerings and their capabilities in order to conduct appropriate analysis. During my first week, I encountered a plethora of information about spatial analysis, ArcGIS, and something called a shapefile, among other things. Just as I was feeling completely overwhelmed, I realized there was an abundance of resources available to me as an Esri intern that enabled my summer to be a success.