Sr. JavaScript Developer - Knowledge Graphs at Esri (Redlands, CA)


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Come join a team of highly talented individuals as a JavaScript developer focused on knowledge graphs. This new team is building a new capability across the ArcGIS platform, which includes ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Enterprise products. Our goal with this exciting effort is to connect our customers' data, whether it is geospatial or not, and leverage the combined power of ArcGIS and graph engines to perform new types of analysis. This is an opportunity to help create a new way of analyzing patterns of life and spatial data together in ArcGIS. If you’ve worked in connected data problems, worked with semantic and graph engines, or built capabilities for link analysis, we’d like to talk to you!

This challenging opportunity allows you to leverage your JavaScript expertise to design and build new and innovative web applications and developer APIs. Your work will help developer communities reimagine the capabilities of location-aware knowledge graph 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.


  • 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

  • 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


  • 2+ 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, ReactJS 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 agile software development methodologies 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 graph databases such as Neo4J

  • Object oriented design skills

  • Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics, depending on position level

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies:

    • HTML, REST, Node.JS, ReactJS, AngularJS

    • Web components

    • Web services

    • TypeScript

  • Experience with knowledge graphs and graph databases

    • Open Cypher

    • Neo4J, Arango DB