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The Esri R&D Center-Zurich is seeking skilled and creative interns to work on challenging projects that consist of the research and development of early-stage prototype software or methods (several interesting work topics are available). These internships are a great opportunity to gain professional work experience in a leading-edge technology environment. This is a five- or six-month full-time, paid internship available with two weeks of vacation.

What We Do

At the Esri R&D Center-Zurich, we develop web, desktop, and game engine-based software applications for GIS (Geographic Information System), urban planning, and architectural design. The applications are 3D graphics heavy, and their CI/CD setups include intricate system tests, such as screenshot testing. The CI/CD runs on top of an in-house DevOps platform-as-a-service (PaaS), which integrates with a global infrastructure that allows us to deliver high-quality software to millions of users.

What We Offer

We are a... dynamic and enthusiastic international team that is driven by the pursuit of using state-of-the-art methods and technologies to develop and deliver excellent products:
• Passionate and supportive working culture
• Emphasis on team and personal growth through training and team development events
• Strong focus on company culture: appreciative, compassionate communication, enabling and embracing diversity
• 40-hour work week with flexible working hours
• Competitive salary
• Free lunches, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and soft drinks
• Fun team activities

We are part of Esri Inc, a global organization based in California focused on GIS and spatial analytics to enable global change.

• Select or define a focused internship project in the areas of 3D graphics (modeling, animation, rendering, game engines, XR), machine learning (urban analytics/simulation, design automation), architecture (urban design, city planning, visualization), 3D Web GIS (spatial analysis, web cartography, web apps), or UI/UX design
• Research the state of the art on the topic and study real-world use cases
• Propose a design and work plan and discuss it with your supervisor and colleagues
• Start implementing the work plan and share results with the team as you go
• Document the finished work, make showcase videos, and present it to the team. Optional: contribute as author to a scientific paper submission (e.g., SIGGRAPH or Eurographics)
• Optional: contribute to the daily development tasks in one of our Scrum product teams (as additional side track)

• Strong background in computer graphics, machine learning, architecture, UI/UX design, or GIS
• Self-initiative, responsible, self-controlled, and self-motivating
• Good verbal and written skills in English and/or German
• Authorization to work in Zurich, Switzerland
• MSc in computer science, architecture, GIS, or UI/UX design (completion or final year of study)
• Existing work authorization for Switzerland

Recommended Qualifications
• Experience with Esri's ArcGIS product suite

About Esri

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!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email askcareers@esri.com 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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