Senior Software Engineer - Commerce - Front-End

  • Ancestry
  • Sep 25, 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 Senior Software Engineer for Commerce Front-end team, to partake in the design, architecture, and development of advanced software solutions, and provide high levels of system support. You will report to our Software Engineering manager and follow our software solutions, while following industry best practices surrounding AGILE methodologies. You will interpret and explain needs and demonstrate competency in providing solutions. Required technical skills include in-depth experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Redux, and NodeJS.

What you will do:

Design scalable and secure websites using industry standard technologiesSolve advanced technical challenges involving different data structures and design patternsWork with multiple partners to vet the technical requirementsWork with technologies such as Fargate, Docker, JenkinsWrite code that follows best practices, especially around performance, stability and testability, while working in a collaborative Agile environment (SCRUM)Investigate and resolve customer issuesMentor junior engineers

Who you are:

Have a BS degree preferred or equivalent working experience2 years of experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, NodeJS, React, and Web Servers2 years of experience working and deploying applications in a cloud environment (AWS)2 years of experience working with RESTful services in a micro-services environmentContinuous Integration/deployment experience
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.