Staff Software Engineer (REMOTE) 

Quality Engineering | Denver, Colorado, United States

Staff Software Engineer (REMOTE)

  • Denver, Colorado, 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, 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.

Lead a team of senior engineers that improve conversion rates, retention rates, lower cost of operations, and enhance site reliability by improving site performance.

Create Cloudflare and Akamai tools to ensure management, deployment and reporting

Assess, profile, tune, report and submit pull requests for web pages and micro-services that improve performance and reduce costs.

Collaborate with architecture, development leads and product management

React/Angular, Nodejs, Java; with infrastructure, containers, monitoring, and Database experience.

Be a mentor, trainer, and with diverse teams

What you will do...

  • Collaborate with teams to measure and address application performance issues.
  • Create fixes for web pages and backend services
  • Create CDN management and pipeline tools.
  • Lead advanced usage of these CDN vendors and edge service concepts.
  • Build different monitoring, profiling and engineering productivity tools
  • Train teams in the use of performance profiling and diagnostics tools
  • Develop libraries and frameworks that can improve performance, resiliency, and scalability of software at Ancestry.
  • Report to Director Of Site Reliability and Quality

What you will do...

  • 4+ years JavaScript development skills with a specialization in microservices running inside a Docker container in a cloud environment (preferably on AWS including ECS, EKS)
  • 4+ years webpage(Frontend) performance tuning and /optimize.
  • 6+ years experience in java,
  • 5+ years resolving large-scale performance, scalability, and resiliency
  • 4+ years application development

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 $104,000/year + eligible for bonus, equity, and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision. Read more about our benefits HERE.

Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)




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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