Staff Software Engineer - Web Platform 

Software Development | United States

Staff Software Engineer - Web Platform

  • Remote
  • 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 Developer to join our team. You will work on the Web Platform team to solve, implement, deliver, and adopt shared architecture, systems, libraries, and components. You will solve problems in both the front-end and back-end. Using a variety of technologies and skillsets, you will play a critical role in ensuring efficient and high quality development across the company.

You will...

-Identify and solve technical challenges at all layers

-Work closely with company architects and other team members to design and implement company-wide software solutions

-Collaborate with UX designers on shared web toolkit libraries

-Write quality code, tests, and documentation

-Partner with product and engineering managers and their teams to gather requirements and adoption strategies

Who you are...

  • 8+ years software development experience with Node.js
  • Advanced understanding of JavaScript/ECMAScript 6+
  • Experience in web technologies such as CSS3, HTML5, Angular, React and jQuery
  • Advanced knowledge with software development principles and best practices such as TDD/BDD, CI/CD, Rest API design, SOLID principles, web application performance strategies, scalable application design
  • Experience in large scale platform technologies such as; Docker/Harness/Containerization, Relational and No SQL database design and AWS (or other cloud) technologies
  • Experience in Node.js libraries and frameworks (e.g. Express, Webpack, Babel)




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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