Simulation Software Engineer - Arcgis Urban

Esri | Zürich

Date listed

3 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

Glassdoor Rating

3/5 (641 reviews)

Keywords: javascript


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


  • Lead the vision, design, and implementation of new simulation tools for ArcGIS Urban using cutting-edge technologies 
  • Help bring CityEngine 3D procedural technology to the web
  • Apply and promote software engineering best practices
  • Work in a small and dynamic team of people passionate about what they do
  • Help shape the future of urban planning


  • Excellent programming skills in any modern programming language
  • 2+ years of industry experience in software development
  • Excellent communication skills: you can clearly articulate the reasons behind design decisions
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Master’s or PhD in computer science, geomatics engineering, or equivalent experience 
  • Existing work authorization for Switzerland

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Hands-on coding experience with any popular modern JavaScript framework 
  • Experience with (or interest in) topics such as traffic simulation, routing, wind simulation, solar potential, shadow analysis, crowd simulation
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS or GIS in general
  • Good spatial sense and intuition for the aesthetics and technical aspects of information visualization
  • Experience with Agile software development methods (Scrum, etc.)

Our Zurich team enjoys:

  • Free lunches and fresh fruit
  • Free coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Fun team activities
  • Competitive salary
  • 40-hour work week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dynamic, fast-growing international team

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