Software Quality Engineer, - Test Automation 

Quality Engineering | Lehi, Utah, United States

Software Quality Engineer, - Test Automation

  • Lehi, Utah, United States
  • Quality Engineering
  • 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.

Ancestry is looking for a motivated Software Quality Engineer to help maintain high-quality releases by the development team. Reporting to our Software Development manager, you will steer the development team toward better test strategies, and help them to maintain deterministic test automation. You will prepare test plans and cases, and write automation towards the completion of those cases. Some ad-hoc, manual testing will be required based on the risk of the release. You have a passion for software testing, quality and a great customer experience. You may mentor, coach, and work directly with the development team to promote adoption of testing best practices and tools. You may lead efforts with third-party testers on their development teams.

What you will do...

  • Plan, scope, schedule and implement testing activities for projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Continue to improve automation coverage & reduce regression cycles
  • Implement and enforce continuous testing quality gates in CI/CD pipelines.
  • Work with team members to clarify requirements, ensure testability and automatability and provide feedback on functional and technical design
  • Analyze the potential impact of the requirement changes, assess risk and be a vocal champion for quality in every phase of the development process
  • Create/Evaluate test tools to improve the test process, test coverage, and overall quality
  • Manage bug flow, own bug triage and promote fixing and validation of bugs.
  • Communicate status, metrics, and trending of quality.

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required
  • 3+ years software testing experience managing automated user interface tests
  • Fluency in test automation using tools and frameworks that automate the user interface
  • Verifiable working knowledge of HTTP protocol (methods, headers, MIME types), REST, JSON, XML
  • Experience of software development and Agile software lifecycles
  • Experience with continuous testing practices in a CI/CD development pipeline, and deploying test automation in the dev pipeline
  • Experience using performance testing processes
  • Working knowledge of AWS, Docker, Jenkins, continuous delivery, Git
  • Experience with Cypress, Jest, and Mocha

Helping people discover their story is at the heart. 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 great 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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