Virtualization Engineer II


Redlands, CA, USA Remote

Full time

$93.6-156k (annually)



Aug 26


The ArcGIS Pro DevOps team plays an important role in monitoring, quantifying, and reporting the performance and scalability of ArcGIS Pro, including the deployment options available in on-premises virtualized environments and cloud environments. Your contributions to the team will help determine which cloud and on-premises virtualization technologies are most suitable for ArcGIS Pro. You’ll dive deep into these technologies, configure and deploy ArcGIS Pro, and most importantly, use and test ArcGIS Pro in these environments. This work helps Esri’s users understand how and if ArcGIS Pro can be deployed in specific virtualized environments.

You’ll be a member of a highly integrated team working on multiple projects related to ArcGIS Pro performance testing, cloud DevOps, and GPU acceleration.


  • Deploy and administer on-premises virtualization environments consisting of Dell servers, VMWare and Citrix virtualization, and NVIDIA GPUs
  • Deploy and administer dedicated GPU backed Windows instances in AWS, Azure, Google and Oracle clouds
  • Support virtualization projects in both on-premises and cloud environments
  • Investigate and diagnose unexpected results
  • Collaborate with product engineers, product managers, software developers in the creation and administration of VMs and other cloud services to support their needs.
  • Communicate how to virtualize ArcGIS Pro to our users via blogs, presentations, and technical documentation


  • 2+ years of experience with on-premises virtualization using VMWare or Citrix
  • Familiarity with Windows administration and automation using tools, such as PowerShell
  • Experience with automation using Shell, Bash Script, or Python
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Strong desire to learn new skills and emerging technologies
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to effectively present technical topics
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field

Recommended Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Esri’s product suite, especially ArcGIS Pro
  • 1+ years of experience with cloud computing and storage infrastructure
  • Experience with the use of automation in large scale CI/CD environments
  • Knowledge of how Nvidia GPU technology is used for visualization, high-end graphics delivery in virtualized environments and use of GPU accelerated machine learning
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of Jenkins
  • Master’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field

About Esri

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.

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 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.

Esri’s competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is $93,600.00 - $156,000.00.

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