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Performance Engineer, Intern (Web Site Performance) job

AncestryLehi, UT
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Company Description

We’re a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission—to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what led to them. Combining the rich information in family trees and historical records with the genetic details revealed in DNA, we create unique experiences that give people a new understanding of their lives, because connecting all the pieces of our family story can give us the deepest sense of who we are.

For more information on what we do and why you would want to work at Ancestry, visit our careers page:www.workforancestry.com

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 

Job Description

About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, we're creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether it's reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 20 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 15+ million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

Ancestry is looking for a highly motivated Performance Engineer Intern to join our Performance Engineering team. The Performance Engineering team is responsible for the Performance of the Ancestry.com site. We establish standards, analyze the site for opportunities to improve performance and drive initiatives to make needed improvements. Provide tools, frameworks, guides, and training that enable teams to evaluate and improve upon their performance. Perform technical assessments, profile and tune services, collaborating with teams in reducing costs while increasing the efficiency and resiliency of our solutions.

As a Performance Engineer Intern on the Performance Engineering team, your focus will be upon the performance and improvements we can make in the delivery of our Web Page Content. This includes establishing synthetic measures for web pages, providing insights into detail user experience-based performance metrics. Collaborating with teams to establish Real User Measures for our customers through instrumentation of production code and analysis of date via New Relic. Your impact will be upon increasing our conversation rates in attaining new customers and in retaining our current customers by improving the responsiveness of our site. You should be obsessed in providing our customers with a great user experience.

What You'll Do

  • Establish, maintain and update existing synthetics monitoring in SpeedCurve, creating advanced reports and establishing alerting threshold
  • Build a pipeline to deploy and manage WebPageTest nodes for the assessment of web page speeds against internal reference environments; providing increased visibility into performance prior to release of products
  • Establish the foundations for gaining insights into Real User Monitoring, providing insights into the experience our users are really experiencing across the various Geo's around the world
  • Perform detailed analysis of web page performance, identifying global and team specific improvements, then collaborating with engineering teams in making those improvements
  • Desire to learn open source load injection tools, needed to assess, profile and tune services within a test environment, to ensure their efficiency and effective scaling within production


Who You Are

  • Must be currently enrolled in a university and graduating after Summer 2020
  • Experience in web page development and understanding of how web page content is delivered to end users through the use of varies technologies and tools
  • Experience with Java or Python, with ability to create basic data extraction and analysis tools
  • Solid communications skills, required in working with teams across Ancestry from multiple locations
  • Attention to detail and propensity for establishing a systematic / pragmatic approach to breaking large problems into smaller segments, in order to quickly deliver on the whole is fundamental to success.
  • Experience / exposure with Nodejs, Reactjs, CDN's and HTTP based communications protocol is beneficial
  • Interest in learning fundamentals of Performance Engineering, in development a breadth of understanding and skills that creates the passion that drives learning is what we're looking for.


It takes customer obsession to pioneer and focus on what matters most, to tackle challenges, break through boundaries to create change, to stay on the cutting edge, and pioneer relentlessly. We are looking for the next generation of talent to drive the business, grow our people, and put the customer before all else.

Our culture empowers journeys of personal discovery, giving you the freedom to participate in impactful projects and explore the intersections of our businesses: technology, data science, DNA science, product, design, marketing, legal, and more. We're looking for innovative minds, diverse ideas, and for students interested in connecting personal discoveries and technology. Our interns enjoy mentorship and experience challenging work while receiving fantastic pay, fully-paid temporary housing, and having a fun captivating experience-we have it all. Oh, and did we mention the possibility of full-time employment once you graduate?

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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
Estimated annual salary
$83,092
average
Minimum
$63,954
Maximum
$97,588

TASKS

  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and MediaKnowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Ancestry

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$500M to $1B

Location

1300 West Traverse Pkwy.Lehi, UT, 84043and others

Industry

Computer/Internet

Founded

1983

CEO

Tim Sullivan

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