Sr. Software Engineer - Java (REMOTE) 


Software Development | Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sr. Software Engineer - Java (REMOTE)

  • Boston, Massachusetts, 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.


Ancestry is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our team. Reporting to our Software Development Manager, you will join a friendly and capable team of developers and product managers who have built some of the world's most compelling products, producing the world class software.


You will be provided many opportunities for professional advancement and include experience using Java, and managing scalable resources using AWS.

Who you are...

  • 3+ years of strong development experience in one or more programming languages (Java, Python, Ruby, etc.).
  • 2+ years of experience with one or more cloud computing services, and good knowledge of common cloud design patterns.
  • Having familiarity with large data sets and the algorithms/tools used such as (EMR, Spark, Hadoop, Datalake)
  • Experience with Docker, Jenkins or similar CI/CD tools related technologies.
  • Experience with Bioinformatics, genomics, arrays, DNA processing
  • University degree (BS/MS) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related fields, or equivalent experience

What you will do...

  • Help create and improve pipelines and processes
  • Help create dashboards which gives insights to the data being processed
  • Contribute to optimizing software that runs very specific algorithms and quality check
  • Lead implementation/improvements for application generating research data
  • Improve testability for the team by improving automation testing of algorithms
  • Lead technical/architectural discussions within the team, and code & design reviews
  • Contribute to technical roadmap for the team 


Benefits: Benefits: 401K Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Life & Accident Insurance, 12 Paid Holidays, Flexible Vacation PTO, Sick Leave, Volunteer Time, Employer Perks: Ancestry Subscription and Discounts for Employee, Commuting and Parking Benefits, Ski Passes, Employee Referral, Fitness Reimbursement


(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $122,000/year + eligible for bonus, equity, and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision. Read more about our benefits HERE.

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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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