UX/UI Designer – ArcGIS 3D Scene Viewer

Are you passionate about creating good user experiences on the web? So are we! In the past few years, Esri has put a large effort into making 3D GIS accessible and powerful for both consumers and experts, across all platforms and devices. We are dedicated to keep pushing the boundaries of 3D GIS, and you can play a key role in our mission.

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. Join our team of exceptional software engineers to envision and design intuitive, accessible, and beautiful 3D GIS web applications and tools based on the JavaScript API and our cloud solution, ArcGIS Online.


  • Envision and design UX/UI solutions at various levels of fidelity, from high-level wireframes or mock-ups to conceptual presentations, visual designs, technical documents, and diagrams
  • Synthesize and summarize requirements from mixed and potentially conflicting inputs and convert them into relevant, intuitive, easy-to-use, and accessible designs
  • Drive overall design coherence by providing interaction and visual design guidance and reviews, engaging in continuous collaboration with a team of excellent software developers and product engineers
  • Document and present designs to a wide range of audiences, including software development, quality assurance, and product management
  • Leverage and balance business principles, stakeholders, and user research while delivering customer-centered design solutions
  • Scope and prioritize work across multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced team environment


  • 2+ years of professional web application design experience
  • Portfolio emphasizing web and mobile interaction and design skills
  • Strong knowledge of industry standard design and prototyping tools (e.g., Adobe XD, Sketch)
  • Visual or graphic design background
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to distill complex ideas to their essence
  • Existing work authorization for Switzerland
  • Bachelor’s in interaction design, graphic design, computer science, geography, or related field

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience translating design into production code
  • Experience with CSS pre-processing frameworks (such as Sass or Less)
  • Experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS or GIS software in general, with emphasis in map design/cartography
  • Knowledge of 3D tools such as CityEngine, Maya, Houdini, Blender, or similar
  • Experience in using Agile software development methods (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

About Esri

The World’s Operating Manual If the earth came with an instruction manual, geography would be Chapter 1. Essentially, we’re all just trying to keep civilization going, and Esri invented a way to sustain society on an operational level using maps to preempt and solve problems.  There’s no lack of businesses, agencies, and departments that need assistance achieving operational health and even saving lives. We call that “job security.”  Strength in NumbersWe have 4,000 employees, with 1,100 on our dev and product teams—and growing! 350,000 organizations around the world rely on our software. We’ve pledged $1 billion in STEM software to 100,000 K-12 schools and have supported 13,000 nonprofits around the world. We spend almost 30% of our annual revenue on R&D. Our ArcGIS product suite has been localized in more than 30 languages."Data meets geography at Esri, a billion-dollar company whose mapping technology enables feats like predicting flash floods, managing supply chains in real time, and cutting disease outbreaks off at the pass." --Fast Company