Infrastructure Engineer 


Software Development | United States

Infrastructure Engineer

  • Remote
  • United States
  • Software Development
  • Full-time

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.


Ancestry is seeking an Infrastructure Engineer to join our Enterprise Data Management group on the DataOps team. This team supports the EDM group by managing and maintaining the Data Warehouse system (Redshift), reporting systems (Tableau, Microstrategy), and other Business Intelligence systems (Kafka, Airflow, etc.) in the AWS cloud. The team coordinates with other teams within the EDM group, as well as teams within Ancestry.  This team provides a critical role within Ancestry to support the flow of information to enable business decisions.

What you will do:

  • Support and maintain Data Warehouse (Redshift) and reporting systems (Tableau, Microstrategy, Kafka, Airflow, etc.)
  • Document processes, run books, and other key information
  • Automate repetitive and manual processes to improve quality and customer response
  • Work with other teams within Ancestry, such as SREs, InfoSec, Data Governance to ensure policies are properly followed
  • Support infrastructure needs within the EDM group
  • Be on-call to monitor and handle system alerts

What you have:

  • Computer science degree (or related discipline)
  • 3-5 years hands-on experience as a DataOps engineer, SRE, system administrator, or other related position
  • Knowledge/experience with using Python to automate tasks
  • Strong experience with Linux and Windows-based infrastructures
  • A desire to automate everything
  • Experience supporting Redshift, Tableau, Microstrategy, Kafka, and/or other related technologies
  • Agile methodologies (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Working in a cloud based ecosystem (AWS)
  • Knowledge of infrastructure tools like Terraform and AWS CloudFormation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to spot issues before they become problems

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.


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