Staff Software Engineer

  • Ancestry
  • Sep 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.
In this position, you will be a key contributor to the development of the Ancestry home page.  The successful applicant will design and implement new web components to allow Ancestry users to engage more meaningfully with their hints, trees, and DNA results including matches, traits, and ethnicities, and to navigate seamlessly in the Ancestry environment.  The home page team uses Java/Spring back-end services and NodeJS/React front-end to generate an appealing and high-performing user experience.  Services are deployed to the cloud using AWS.
Job Description-Architect, design, and implement user-facing experiences that delight customers.-Work with product managers to define requirements and create user stories for engineers to implement an engaging customer home page experience-Collaborate with backend services teams to develop solutions that help the user interact with trees, hints, records, and DNA experiences.-Write code and unit tests, document learnings, and conduct code reviews-Provide guidance and leadership to team of talented software engineers.  Be an example of engineering excellence.-Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies. Technical Qualifications-Java and SpringBoot-Javascript/NodeJS-Experience with HTML, CSS, React or other Web UI frameworks beneficial-Experience with relational (SQL) or NoSQL databases helpful-CI/CD tool experience preferred: Jenkins, Docker, Terraform, AWS Harness, NewRelic monitoring
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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.