Senior Software Engineer, Discovery

  • 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.

We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer, Discovery to join our Content Experience team in Lehi, UT.   You will be part of an effort to help users search across billions of pieces of data in their quest to find details of their past.  Search and the presentation of our vast data collection is the most visited and widely used area of the Ancestry site and is the primary focus for millions of users.  
As a member of the Content Experience application team, you will be instrumental in driving innovation and evolve the Content user experience for our global audience.  You will be part of an effort to discover and develop new ways for simplifying the finding and preserving of information users are looking for.  You will make a significant impact on the lives of those who use the products you build.

This position is located in Lehi, UT. It is currently 100% remote. Ancestry expects employees to return to the office in an part remote/part onsite model. Relocation assistance is provided.

You will...

  • Develop client-side applications using the latest JavaScript language features, frameworks and tools (Node.js)
  • Work with Product Management & Search Services team to provide world-class software solutions
  • Build, manage, and maintain excellent customer facing content-driven applications
  • Follow best practices for code quality and testing

  • Who you are...

  • Strong JavaScript skills, including React, Node.js, and Angular
  • Strong foundation in CS fundamentals, design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • 5+ years of experience in JavaScript (Node.js), C#, or Java software development
  • Experience designing and implementing large scale web applications, APIs, and frameworks
  • Understanding of software development processes, including object-oriented analysis, design and implementation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field required, MS Degree preferred

  • Helping people discover their story is at the heart of ours.  Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, and Rootsweb.We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at http://ancestry.com/careers 

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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.