Software Engineer - Commerce Frontend, Summer Intern (Hybrid/Remote/Office-based) 


Software Development | Lehi, Utah, United States

Software Engineer - Commerce Frontend, Summer Intern (Hybrid/Remote/Office-based)

  • Lehi, Utah, United States
  • Software Development
  • Internship

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.


Ancestry is looking for an exceptional, passionate, and highly motivated Software Engineer, Intern to join our Commerce Frontend team this summer. The Commerce Frontend team builds and maintains a secure, scalable, performant and accessible Checkout and Cancel experience for Ancestry web users. As a Software Engineering intern, on the Commerce Frontend team you will work on building new features, fixing defects, improve performance of the application using Javascript, HTML, CSS, ReactJS, NodeJS, Redux, RxJS, Jest, Enzyme, LESS, ExpressJS. 

What you will do:

  • Design, build, enhance and maintain highly scalable web sites using industry standard technologies
  • Identify and solve technical challenges
  • Work on AWS technologies such as ECS, Fargate etc.
  • Write code that follows standards and best practices, especially around performance, stability and testability Work in a collaborative agile environment (SCRUM)
  • Investigate and resolve customer issues

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Knowledge in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Web Servers is preferred
  • Knowledge with React ecosystem and NodeJS is a big plus
  • Knowledge of working and deploying applications in a cloud environment (AWS or Azure) is a good to have
  • Good understanding of data structures and design patterns
  • Good command-line experience using remote access Linux
  • Understanding of an Agile development environment
  • Should be a self-starter and fast learner with the willingness to learn
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be a good team player
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

Internship Program Details:

  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. educational institution with a graduation date after August 2023.
  • Summer 2023 program dates are May 15 – September 8 (Please note that we will have three intern onboarding dates to choose from: May 15th, June 5th and June 20th. Students may offboard every Friday, beginning August 11th. All internships must be wrapped up by September 8th.)
  • FULLY PAID temporary housing and travel to and from internship
  • All summer internships will be in Lehi, Utah. You will work a combined hybrid and office-based schedule that allows you to choose which days you come into the office and which days you work from temporary housing/home (Utah students).
  • Interns have the opportunity to network and partner with other interns and industry-leading professionals.
  • You will participate in engaging events including executive speaker sessions, professional development, and our annual Intern Days to showcase your project and work. 
  • Full-time schedule (40 hours/week) required; Monday-Friday.
  • Company-issued laptop and equipment provided for the duration of the internship program.
  • Our interns enjoy mentorship and experience challenging work while receiving a great compensation package, temporary housing, and having a fun captivating experience—we have it all. Oh, and did we mention the possibility of full-time employment once you graduate?

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.


Apply Now!

Not You?

Thank you