Software Engineer - Cloud Ops & SRE Team

  • Ancestry
  • Sep 11, 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 Software Engineer passionate about automation to join our Cloud Operations and Site Reliability Team. As a member of this team, you will be highly involved in taking day-to-day processes and developing solutions to be more secure, efficient and faster through automation. This is a fast-paced, dynamic environment and the ideal candidate should have the initiative to investigate and develop solutions to completion.  This candidate will need to be motivated by finding innovative solutions and must be able to work autonomously.  Must be flexible and work well with others, even when perspectives differ.  You will be part of a team of strong, collaborative engineers working in a flexible environment.  What You Will Do:Improve processes and day-to-day work for the Operations and Site Reliability teams-Develop a strong understanding of standards, deployment practices and infrastructure management and identify areas for improvement-Building maintainable and portable solutions that can be quickly understood and adopted by others-Mentor other team members on proper development practices-Work closely with development teams  Who You Are:-Proven expertise writing Python, Bash and Java, and in the integration of these with other technologies and APIs-Experience with cloud platforms (AWS strongly preferred), especially using their APIs-Experience with developing infrastructure tools using industry standards and processes-Experience writing Infrastructure automation or Infrastructure as code (Terraform, CloudFormation) using a deployment pipeline-Ability to explain good deployment practices and strategies in language understood by a variety of people.-Experience with containers is a plusAdditional 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.  
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