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.Ever wondered what it takes to build and deliver a highly available, global scale enterprise wide platform with an open source technology stack that simplifies building applications via frameworks such as web-ui kits, style kits and dev libs allowing the uniform delivery of production ready applications for end-users. Further, ever imagined yourself to deliver a developer centric and open platform that provides shared services such as secrets management, authentication, caching and content delivery.?Then join our platforms team if you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our Ancestry customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media. With us you will have the unique opportunity to impact each and every Ancestry developer by enabling them to quickly build, deploy and deliver their applications into production.
What you will do: You will lead the experiences in engineering the platform with its services and frameworks and enable the technology as a secure, scalable and highly available platform by using a variety of technologies such as AWS, Docker and Angular, React & Java.
Builds, manages and leads a team of highly talented software engineers
Owns technical aspects of software development
Performs hands-on cloud scale architecture, design and development of systems and services and frameworks.
Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms
Writes code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews and testing
Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
Identifies continuous improvements for service availability
Works closely with product owners on feature sets that impact platform, services and frameworks
Works with UX & product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues
Who you are: 8+ years experience in front end software development
3+ years of leading highly skilled development teams
Web server technologies like Node.js, J2EE, Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc
Familiar with agile or other rapid application development methods
Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and to articulate solutions
Ability to think abstractly and deal with problems
Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
Bachelor's in CS required, Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred
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