Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform 

Software Development | Lehi, Utah, United States

Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

  • Lehi, Utah, 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, 125+ million family trees, and 22+ 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 talented Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform to join our team in Lehi, UT. This is an opportunity to work with unique, large data sets. You will take a lead role in furthering the big data footprint at Ancestry and work closely with Business Intelligence, Data Infrastructure, and Data Services teams in developing and maturing our data systems and architecture. 

You will...

  • Be a critical part of the data platform team, have the rare opportunity to build a new data lake, and be responsible for scaling the platform to meet Ancestry’s data growth. 
  • Deploy IAC (Infrastructure as Code) to lay down the infrastructure that the data pipelines utilize.
  • Develop, deploy, and support a new real-time automated data ingestion system streaming from numerous sources into the data lake for high-volume ETL processing.

Who you are...

  • Proficient in Java/Scala, or Python with 3+ years of experience in an enterprise environment 
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field required 
  • Experience in Big Data ecosystems, including Spark and Kafka 
  • Proficiency in database technologies MySQL (Aurora), Redshift or equivalent 
  • Experience with Terraform, CloudFormation, or other infrastructure as code tool 
  • Mastery of one of the following data formats Parquet, AVRO, ORC 
  • Experience with SCM tools such as GIT, SVN, Jenkins build and deployment automation 
  • RESTful web service development 
  • Good familiarity with Linux/Unix, scripting and administration 
  • Experience with AWS Cloud automated deployments

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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