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Senior Engineering Manager, Front-end job

AncestrySan Francisco, CA
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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

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
  • Experience with design and implementation of?Web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, React, or JS-based build tools like Grunt, Gulp, and Bower
  • 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

  • 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
    $144,487
    average
    Minimum
    $126,306
    Maximum
    $153,758

    TASKS

    • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
    • Develop or direct software system testing or validation procedures.
    • Direct software programming and development of documentation.
    • Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.

    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.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
    • MathematicsUsing mathematics to solve problems.

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
    • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
    • DesignKnowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    Ancestry

    Type

    Company - Private

    Size

    Large

    Revenue

    $500M to $1B

    Location

    San Francisco, CA, and others

    Industry

    Computer/Internet

    Founded

    1983

    CEO

    Tim Sullivan

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