Senior Data Science Engineer

  • 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 an experienced Senior Data Science Engineer to join our Data Science Engineering team in Lehi, UT. The Data Science Engineering team works with our data scientists to develop data science solutions for our customers. If you enjoy developing the systems used to process massive volumes of data quickly and reliably, resulting in meaningful discoveries for our customers, this is the job for you.

What You'll Do:

  • Partner with data scientists and development teams to deploy models as part of production systems
  • Work with partners to design data architectures and interfaces
  • Write new data pipeline jobs to retrieve and validate training data.
  • Help create infrastructure for our services using our Infrastructure as Code (IAC) framework.
  • Create tooling and automation to help data flow and model performance monitoring
  • Mentor other engineers on software engineering best practices

  • Who you are:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required8+ years related experience
  • Experience with software engineering standard methodologies
  • Expertise Java, Python, and SQL
  • Experience with large-scale data processing frameworks such as Apache Spark and MLflow
  • Experience with cloud computing Amazon Web Services (AWS)Experience working on or managing projects involving large-scale, multi dimensional databases, complex business infrastructure, and teams
  • Experience with data science methodologies

  • 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,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb. We offer excellent benefits and a great compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at


    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.