Senior Software Engineer - DNA Match

  • Ancestry
  • Nov 19, 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 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ 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 Senior Software Engineer to join our DNA Match team reporting to our Senior Software Engineering Manager. You will develop new features for the DNA Cousin Match stack, solve advanced technical challenges, and work in a collaborative Agile environment (SCRUM). You will also work with multiple partners to vet the technical requirements and write code that follows best practices, especially around performance, stability, and testability. With over 8 billion new match discoveries made monthly, the DNA Cousin Match stack is a key continuing entry point for DNA Customers.

What you will do...

    Design scalable and secure websites using industry standard technologies    Understand our existing platform landscape and how to improve it    Participate in code and design reviews to maintain our high development standards

Who you are...

    Experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, NodeJS, React, Web Servers, Git developing customer facing web applications    Experience building RESTful services     Experience working within an Agile development environment
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, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, 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 http://ancestry.com/careers #GDSponsored#IND2#LI-GT1
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.