Senior Software Engineer, Social & Collaboration, Front-End

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 27, 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 our Social & Collaboration front-end teams working on the customer account, profile, and settings. You will report to the Senior Software Engineering Manager and help develop advanced software solutions, and provide high levels of system support. Required technical skills include in-depth experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and NodeJS.

What you will do...

Build user-facing experiences that delight customers.Work with product managers to determine requirements and create user stories to implement an engaging customer experienceWork with backend services teams to develop solutionsWrite code and unit tests, document insights, and conduct code reviewsBe an example of engineering excellence to a team of accomplished software engineers.Identify opportunities to adopt new technologies.

Who you are...

JavaScript/NodeJS, HTML, CSSExperience with React or other Web UI frameworks beneficialExperience with Java and Spring BootExperience with relational (SQL) or NoSQL databases helpfulCI/CD tool experience preferred: Jenkins, Docker, Terraform, AWS Harness, New Relic monitoring
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 competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at #GDSponsored#IND2#LI-MK1
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.