Senior Software Engineer, Commerce - Front-End 

Software Development | San Francisco, California, United States

Senior Software Engineer, Commerce - Front-End

  • San Francisco, California, 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 looking for a Senior Software Engineer for Commerce Front-end team, to partake in the design, architecture, and development of advanced software solutions, and provide high levels of system support. You will report to our Software Engineering manager and follow our software solutions, while following industry best practices surrounding AGILE methodologies. You will interpret and explain needs and demonstrate competency in providing solutions. Required technical skills include in-depth experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Redux, and NodeJS.

What you will do...

  • Design scalable and secure websites using industry standard technologies
  • Solve advanced technical challenges involving different data structures and design patterns
  • Work with multiple partners to vet the technical requirements
  • Work with technologies such as Fargate, Docker, Jenkins
  • Write code that follows best practices, especially around performance, stability and testability, while working in a collaborative Agile environment (SCRUM)
  • Investigate and resolve customer issues
  • Mentor junior engineers

Who you are...

  • Have a BS degree preferred or equivalent working experience
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience, delivering high-quality, scalable, industry ready products
  • 2+ years of experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, NodeJS, React, Web Servers
  • 2+ years of experience working and deploying applications in a cloud environment (AWS)
  • 2+ years of experience working with RESTful services in a micro services environment
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous deployment experience

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





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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