Senior Software Engineer, Social and Collaboration 

Software Development | Lehi, Utah, United States

Senior Software Engineer, Social and Collaboration

  • 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.

Reporting to our Senior Software Development Manager, you will work in a scrum team focused on web development of Ancestry's Social & Collaboration space. You will help develop social features such as sharing, messaging, and invite management allowing our passionate users to collaborate with one another in researching their family history. You will develop client-side web applications using the latest JavaScript frameworks.

What you will do...

  • Develop client-side applications using JavaScript, ReactJS, CSS, NodeJS features, frameworks, and tooling.
  • Write code and unit tests, document insights, participate in code reviews
  • Build applications using benefits of Amazon Web Services.
  • Performance work including: profiling, time to first byte, browser memory usage, decreasing the load time of applications and hitting first meaningful paint.
  • Practice SOLID software principles, testing practices, metrics and code analysis
  • Work with Product, Quality Engineers, UX, Marketing, and Research.

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's or better in Computer Science (or foundation in CS fundamentals such as design patterns, data structures and algorithms)
  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • JavaScript, ReactJS and CSS skills, proficient in NodeJS, AWS experience desirable
  • Experience with REST, JSON, HTTP, SSL, Caching, asynchronous code
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Use Agile or other rapid application development methods

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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