Software Engineer (Defense/Intel) at Esri (Vienna, VA)


Software Engineer Full Time

We are actively recruiting for this position.

As the situation surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Esri is supporting our users and the community at large with software, services, and materials that are helping people understand, manage, and communicate the impact of the outbreak. Visit our COVID-19 Maps, Resources, and Insights page to see some of the things we are doing.

Use your JavaScript expertise to develop visualization software to understand data when proximity and location matter. Your work will help developer communities reimagine the capabilities of location-aware software applications that enable real-world improvements in governments and organizations.

You will be part of a team that influences lasting contributions for communities with the web and mobile applications you create.

Our Vienna, VA office is located in Tysons and is just 15 miles outside of Washington, DC. Just a short walk from the Spring Hill Metro Station. Team members are supporting work based out of this Esri office location, as well as customer sites across all of Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland. Current staff members are commuting from areas such as Ashburn, Arlington, DC and Silver Spring. 


  • Use JavaScript to develop front end applications that follow industry-standard design patterns, development methodologies, and deployment models

  • Solve and articulate complex problems through application design, product development, and user experiences. Location does matter--you will make it easier for people to visualize their data with location in mind

  • Develop software used by people who are not software developers. Ensure the exceptional software you create influences them to be exceptional professionals in their respective fields

  • Collaborate with other programmers and developers throughout the development process

  • Leverage the knowledge of your peers to better understand business trends, customer communities, and technology adoption patterns

  • Evolve your language skills in JavaScript by staying current with complementary programming languages, development methodologies, user interface design techniques, and database tools


  • Two or more years of front end development experience with a fluency and passion for JavaScript

  • Proficiency with additional front end development technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Node.JS, etc.

  • An entrepreneurial awareness of how technology enables excellence within governments and organizations--you need to be interested in why we are developing software, not just how we develop software

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to present to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Understand the importance of software development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, RAD, RUP) and software design techniques (UML, entity relationship diagramming, use cases, data flow diagramming); know how they impact the quality of your design process, team collaboration, and work product

  • Working knowledge of databases such as MongoDB, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL

  • Object oriented design skills

  • US citizenship and ability and willingness to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

    • HTML, REST, iOS, Android, Grunt, Node, AngularJS, MongoDB

    • SQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, RDBMS

    • Dojo, JQuery

    • OpenGL or DirectX

    • GIS

    • Web services

  • Experience with 2D and 3D data visualization