Applications Prototype Specialist


The Applications Prototype Lab is an applied R&D center within Esri leveraging the ArcGIS platform 
in new and unique ways. As a member of the team, you will be tasked with building thought leadership 
demonstrations and prototypes that push the boundaries of Esri’s geospatial tools and technology. We work with the core software development team, however we don't shy away from other geospatial solutions--hardware- or software-based--either.


We are looking for someone with mad JavaScript skills, not afraid to think outside the box, and values continuous learning and pushing technology boundaries. You should be eager to break our existing software; however, when you break the core APIs, you'll be expected to build a working prototype showing us a solution on how the software should work--or, even better--build prototypes showing that anything is possible with the Esri software stack.



  • Develop prototypes and proof of concepts using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript
  • Participate in developer and user conferences
  • Participate in internal QA/QC initiatives such as holistic testing
  • Evolve your language skills in JavaScript by staying current with complementary programming languages, development methodologies, user interface design techniques
  • Ability to rapidly learn new technologies on your own


  • Hands-on experience building web applications
  • Proficient in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and related JavaScript frameworks
  • Passion for original, out-of-the-box approaches to solving problems
  • Interest in geospatial software and pushing new techniques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, engineering, mathematics, GIS, or related field, depending on position level (master’s preferred)

Recommended Qualifications: 

  • 2+ years of experience in software development, ideally of JavaScript web application
  • Familiarity with geospatial concepts
  • Familiarity with WebGL, HTML Canvas, and related web technologies
  • Excellent creative thinking and communication skills




The Company

Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.


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