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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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Hot Job: Education Specialist

Apply your talent for writing and strong communication skills in a project team environment. Join the innovative, productive team that is responsible for designing, authoring, and updating educational materials for teaching GIS concepts, skills, and workflows. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the latest ESRI software to develop instructor-led, Web-based, and workbook training materials to explain the use of GIS through words and graphics. You will also collaborate with team members to identify, contribute, and recommend new ideas or methods for enhancing our curriculum.

Requirements include a bachelor’s or master’s in geoscience, biological science, computer science, or related field; two years of GIS application experience or successful completion of 30 semester hours of university level GIS courses; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and an understanding of GIS and knowledge of ESRI software. Apply now.

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Hot Job: Geoprocessing Product Engineer

Utilize your GIS education and experience to design and engineer the geoprocessing functionality for the next generation of ArcGIS software. This is an exciting opportunity to work with development programmers on software project teams to help build new software and plan for future releases. In this role you will design, test, release, and support ArcGIS software for geoprocessing and analysis to enhance overall product quality and define user requirements and apply best practices for using GIS software in various real-world scenarios.

Requirements include a minimum of six months of specific training with an ArcGIS product, experience and understanding of applying GIS to solve real world problems, and the ability to think critically about new functionality and user requirements. Apply now.

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Hot Job: GIS Database Specialist, Washington, D.C.

Leverage your GIS knowledge and have a meaningful impact at a large federal civilian agency. We are looking for an experienced professional to support a variety of COTS and custom applications. This is an exciting opportunity to utilize your broad knowledge of ESRI software and databases along with your superior client support skills to solve problems and research issues in an environment heavily dependent on GIS. Beyond being the point of contact for all issues related to ESRI software, you will be working with the client to understand their workflows and provide them with recommendations to implement new technologies and best practices.

Requirements include a bachelor’s or master’s in GIS, MIS, computer science, or related field, depending on position level; experience using ESRI desktop software and ArcObjects in an application development environment; and background in enterprise database administration with Oracle and/or SQL Server. Apply now.

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Visit ESRI at TechExpo Next Week!

Qualified professionals with defense-related experience are invited to stop by the ESRI booth at the TechExpo Career Fair next week. Speak with our staff to learn about career opportunities in our Washington, D.C. regional office and corporate headquarters in Redlands, California.

TechExpo Career Fair
Tysons Corner, VA
Thursday, November 13
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

We are looking for individuals with a variety of skills and experience for these positions:

  • Database Developer
  • Lead Software Engineer
  • Defense Applications Developer
  • Experienced GIS Analysts
  • Solutions Engineer – Homeland Security
  • Senior Proposal Coordinator
  • Software Developer
  • GIS Database Analyst
  • GIS Programmer
  • Defense/Intelligence Team Account Manager
  • Consultant/Project Manager

For more information on defense-related careers or to apply online, visit

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Hot Job: Data Content Services Support Manager

Manage or be a part of initiatives to revise and implement process improvements for change, release, configuration, and data content. If you are process oriented and have previous experience with tactical and strategic planning, this position may be for you. In this role you will oversee the ITIL Service Support functions for change and configuration management, enforce current change management processes, participate in all CAB activities, and manage the Data Content and Global Data Content teams.

Requirements include a bachelor’s in GIS or information technology or ten years of relative experience, GIS data experience, software development life cycle (SDLC) knowledge, GIS and Oracle experience, and five years of direct management experience. Apply now.

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Hot Job: ArcGIS Engine Software Development Programmer

Do you want an opportunity to build new and exciting software and components for other developers to consume? Are you a software developer or an ArcObjects developer? Become a key technical member of the ESRI development team and be part of designing and developing the next generation of ArcGIS developer technology and software products.

Qualifications include programming expertise in C++ (one to two years for entry-level positions, three or more years for mid- to senior-level positions) and the ability to work closely with software developers, product engineers, and documentation writers to build quality software in a constantly challenging environment. Apply now.

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Hot Job: Solutions Engineer – Utilities, Minneapolis

Apply your GIS knowledge and communication skills in a new way on ESRI’s Presales and Solution Engineering Team to support our sales staff. Energetic, driven professionals are needed to think outside the box and help promote ESRI solutions to utility accounts throughout the U.S. You will work closely with account executives to understand client requirements and help formulate appropriate GIS solutions, develop demos and proof of concepts in concert with sales priorities, and present complex GIS technical demonstrations to various levels of staff in a diverse range of customer organizations.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s or master’s in geography, computer science, or a related field, depending on position level; a minimum of two years of experience with ArcGIS Desktop using editing tools and creating geodatabases; a minimum of two years of experience working in or with utility companies; and experience with DBMS technology. Apply now.

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