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Posted on about 2 months ago

Product Engineer II - Drone Imagery Specialist



Are you enthusiastic about drone and aerial photography? Are you looking to leverage your photogrammetry knowledge and skills to make an impact in the future of how drones can help everyone make better decisions? Join our Software Products team and help us innovate and develop market leading software products which collect, process, and analyze drone and aerial imagery. Drone and aerial imagery have been widely adopted in numerous geospatial workflows, use cases, and markets. Esri is looking for candidates to join our ArcGIS Reality project development team. In this role as a Product Engineer, you will help define user stories, work with developers to design and implement innovative user experiences and contribute to supporting materials such as documentation, tutorials, and demonstrations. You will also play a key role in assessing the quality of the ArcGIS Reality products through daily testing and certification of releases. This is an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge photogrammetry software solutions for drones and aerial imagery. This position is based at Esri's headquarters in Southern California.


  • Design, draft, and create user stories, tutorials, and demos for ArcGIS Reality products
  • Design, develop, and automate ArcGIS Reality quality and performance testing
  • Help design, develop, and test workflows using Python
  • Analyze daily test results and report daily quality status
  • Recommend and document best practices for multiple workflows and use cases
  • Become an expert in ArcGIS Reality and contribute to the future of multiple ArcGIS Reality products


  • 2+ years processing or analyzing drone or aerial photography
  • Experience with at least one of the ArcGIS Reality products (Drone2Map, ArcGIS Reality for ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Reality Studio, SiteScan for ArcGIS) or other drone products such as Pix4D, Agisoft PhotoScan, or DroneDeploy
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Development skills using Java, C#, or Python
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and contribute to creating quality commercial software
  • Bachelor's in geography, computer science, remote sensing, or related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Experience in documentation and content creation
  • Experience in system integration or test engineering
  • Intermediate understanding of image processing or raster processing
  • Experience with cloud systems such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS is a plus



Total Rewards

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is$72,800—$124,800 USD

The Company

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life’s best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri’s Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

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