Senior Software Engineer - Java 

Software Development | Lehi, Utah, United States

Senior Software Engineer - 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, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ 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.

AncestryDNA has become the leader in genomic DNA and we continue daily in our growth. We are seeking a Senior Java Engineer to work along side a team of experienced engineers dedicated to excellence, willing to share and learn. You’ll join our Software Engineering DNA Cousin Matches Team in developing innovative solutions to revolutionize our organization in being the largest of our industry. DNA Cousin Matches is a core big data service (1.2 Trillion records) responsible for ensuring that matches are stored quickly, accurately, and will scale to meet future demand. 

What you will do:

-Development in Java using Spring Boot focusing primarily on backend processing

-Data management with technologies such as MySQL, Cassandra and AWS RDS

-Work within an Agile (Scrum) development process

-Write clean, well designed, testable, efficient code.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

-Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or equivalent degree/experience)

-Minimum of 5 years’ industry experience developing applications in Java. A qualified candidate must have a fundamental understanding of core Java language, and demonstrate an ability to solve problems in Java

-Experience writing Unit Tests, Integration Tests and SonarQube

-Understanding of software development processes, patterns, and principles

-QA Automation experience is a plus

-Working in a cloud-based ecosystem such as AWS experience is a plus




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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