Senior Software Engineer - 3D Graphics at Esri (Zürich, Switzerland)

Senior Software Engineer - 3D Graphics at Esri (Zürich, Switzerland)

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Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-12-04 05:00:39

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Are you passionate about 3D computer graphics and making good software? So are we! Esri is dedicated to making 3D GIS accessible and powerful for consumers and experts alike, across all platforms and devices. At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we lead the development of Esri’s core 3D web technologies: the ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS Scene Viewer. Our team consists of 25 exceptional software engineers and GIS experts who love to work in a highly-social, collaborative, friendly, and fun work environment. Join us in our mission to push the boundaries for visualizing and interacting with 3D geospatial data by improving our rendering engine and implementing new visualization techniques.


  • Improve the architecture and implementation of our rendering engine to make the most of WebGL2 and prepare a future WebGPU transition
  • Design and implementation of real-time 3D rendering techniques in our WebGL/TypeScript-based engine, ranging from large data visualization techniques to material shaders programming
  • Research and push the state-of-the-art in virtual world rendering for photo-realistic and data visualization purposes
  • Apply and promote good software engineering practices such as test automation, modularization, simplification
  • Stay up-to-date with real-time rendering techniques and evaluate disruptive technologies for web-based 3D rendering engines


  • 4+ years of software development experience in the field of real-time rendering
  • Excellent programming and software architecture skills
  • Master’s or PhD in computer science with a focus on computer graphics and real-time rendering
  • Existing work authorization for Switzerland

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience designing and implementing game engines or comparable rendering engines
  • Experience working with popular 3D engines (Unreal, Unity, three.js, etc.)
  • Knowledge of common web technologies and 3D formats
  • Experience with TypeScript, JavaScript, 3D graphics APIs
  • Familiarity with GIS applications and technologies
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies (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