Senior SDET - Data Science

  • Ancestry
  • Aug 30, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:
When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Ancestry is looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer in Test to join our Data Science Engineering team in Lehi, Utah or San Francisco, CA. You will have a broad background in backend testing and strong Java development skills. You will be very comfortable programmatically reading a wide variety of data sets from different data sources (flat files, databases, S3), transforming that data into different input formats (SQS, SNS, REST endpoint), creating complex tests to inject that data into integration points in the system, reading the results and doing detailed comparisons of actual versus expected results.

You will...

  • Work with AWS technologies such as S3, SQS, SNS, CloudWatch and know how to work with the various Java SDKs to access those resources as part of their tests.
  • Interpret load graphs, troubleshoot and isolate performance problems using different tools like Blazemeter, New Relic and VisualVM. 
  • Use quality metrics and tools to measure and publish those metrics; ie: SonarQube, JaCoCo/EMMA, Checkstyle, PMD and other linters.
  • Effectively collaborate with a diverse set of engineers, data scientists and leaders to promote quality.

  • Who you are...

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience required
  • 3+ years related experience
  • Experience with Java integration testing frameworks and data-driven testing: TestNG/Junit, REST-Assured, RESTful APIs, Postman
  • Experience with deployment pipelines, specifically Jenkins
  • Experience with AWS technologies, writing to and reading from: S3, SNS, SQS, Lambda, Fargate, Terraform, Redshift, Databricks
  • Experience with manipulating JSON to create payloads and extract specific information using Java libraries
  • Experience with load testing and associated tools: JMeter, Blazemeter
  • Solid understanding of load testing principles, types of tests and when to use them
  • Experience with Java required and Python preferred 
  • Working knowledge of GitHub, Jenkins, Docker, IntelliJ IDEA, JMeter, and SonarQube

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    Additional Information:
    Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

    All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  

    Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.