Staff Software Engineer, Merge

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 23, 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.
Interested in working for a company that changes people’s lives, is the leader in their space, and is growing?  Do you want your family and friends (and even strangers) to light up when you tell them where you work?  Then you’ve come to the right place!Ancestry is seeking a Staff Software Engineer-Full Stack to join our Merge team!  The Merge team is responsible for developing innovative hinting experiences for our users.
Join our team if you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services to our Ancestry customers that help them discover who they are and enrich their lives as take a journey of personal discovery.
In this role, you will be a key contributor in designing and implementing of the next generation of the hints user experience (Recommendations).  You will be part of a team that has the opportunity to significantly impact the user’s Ancestry experience and directly influence their satisfaction. The user experience will use NodeJS/Express combined with React/ Svelte /JavaScript to create a satisfying experience of discovery. We deploy to the cloud using AWS and Harness.

You will:-Architect, design, and develop user facing experiences that delight the customer.-Collaborate with backend services teams to develop solutions that help the user interact with their hints in a meaningful way.-Write code and unit tests, document learnings, conducts code reviews-Provide guidance and mentorship to a team of highly talented software engineers.  Be an example of engineering excellence.-Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies

Qualifications:-NodeJS, JavaScript experience required-Experience in HTML, CSS, React or another UI framework/library highly preferred-Experience with Java or C# 
 Nice to Have:-AWS & Docker experience a plus-Experience with CI/CD-People and leadership skills
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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.