Staff Software Engineer, Big Tree - Java 

Software Development | Lehi, Utah, United States

Staff Software Engineer, Big Tree - Java

  • 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.

Ancestry is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our team. Reporting to our Software Development Manager, you will join an impressive team of developers and product managers who have built some of the world's most compelling products, producing the world class software in two categories, family history and consumer genetic testing.

You will be focused on development of our category-leading Ancestry Genealogy product. You will be provided many opportunities for professional advancement and include experience writing RESTful web services using Java, and managing scalable resources using AWS.

What you will do...

  • Develop scalable web-services using Java
  • Seek ways to improve existing processes
  • Mine existing data for insights and recommends additional sources of data for improvements
  • Manage resources using Amazon Web Services and container technologies
  • Perform needed DevOps monitoring and tasks to ensure the performance and costs of several production stacks
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Data Analytics, and Data Science
  • Write useful tests for all code developed
  • Work in a collaborative Agile environment (SCRUM) and lead scrum ceremonies such as grooming, planning, daily stand up meetings

Who you are...

  • 7+ years related experience
  • Java and OOP skills with experience in Spring Boot
  • Development experience with REST, JSON, and Microservices
  • Solid knowledge of relational databases and performance tuning
  • Developed applications in public cloud preferably in AWS
  • Designed, configured, deployed and managed containerized cloud stacks
  • Understanding of software development processes, including SOLID principles, Agile methodologies and CI/CD
  • Work well independently and with others

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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