Staff Software Engineer, Home Page - Full-stack

  • Ancestry
  • Dec 17, 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.
You will be an important contributor to the development of the Ancestry home page. You will implement new web components to allow Ancestry users to engage more with their hints, trees, and DNA results including matches, traits, and ethnicities, and to navigate in the Ancestry environment. The home page team uses Java/Spring back-end services and NodeJS/React front-end to create an appealing and inspired user experience. Services are deployed to the cloud using AWS.

What you will do...

Build user-facing experiences that delight customers.Work with product managers to determine requirements and create user stories for engineers to implement an engaging customer home page experienceWork with backend services teams to develop solutions that help the user work with trees, hints, records, and DNA experiences.Write code and unit tests, document insights, and conduct code reviewsProvide guidance to team of experienced software engineers. Be an example of engineering excellence.Identify opportunities to adopt new technologies.

Who you are...

7+ years of experience working with following technologies: Java, Spring Boot, JavaScript, NodeJS5+ years of experience with HTML, CSS, React or other Web UI frameworks5+ years of knowledge and industry experience with relational (SQL) databasesCI/CD tool experience - We use: Jenkins, Docker, Terraform, AWS Harness, NewRelic 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.