Senior Software Engineer, Tagging - Full-stack 

Software Development | United States

Senior Software Engineer, Tagging - Full-stack

  • 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, 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 Senior Software Engineer to join our team and help bring high-quality and impactful platform features to improve Ancestry. We use the latest open source technologies to create web applications that run at scale. Reporting to our Director of Software Development, your work will have an impact on user experience and the main product. You will be an experienced Senior Software Engineer with expert level proficiency in building system architectures, designing platform/application and coding complex features.

What you will do...

  • Collect tracking data through several frontend and backend sources
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and understand data patterns
  • Implement frontend code for behavior data and tags collection and transformation
  • Use and work with tools and techniques to resolves challenging problems
  • Use tools including Tealium, ObservePoint, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics and Mixpanel
  • Provide support for projects covering CSAT, Redwood, Qualtrics, Tracking tags and more as part of front-end web development.

Who you are...

  • 5+ years of experience in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Tag Management and solving technical challenges
  • Implement algorithms to achieve data at scale with highest quality
  • Have knowledge of modern front-end web technologies
  • Proficient in front-end web standards, such as responsive design and web page performance

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

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $135,000/year + eligible for bonus, equity, and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision.  Read more about our benefits HERE.

*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)





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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