Senior Software Engineer - Platform Services

Ancestry, Inc. Lehi , UT 84043

Posted 3 weeks ago

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 talented Senior Software Backend Engineer to join our Platform Services Team in Lehi, UT. The Platform Services Team is responsible for taking family history content and combining it with genomic data to create new features. The primary objective of our team is to work with big data to provide insights for our customers. These services are critical to the business because they enhance personal journeys of discovery across family history and DNA. As a Software Engineer on this team, you will work alongside other passionate engineers to build and maintain the Ancestry ThruLines services as well as other future offerings.

You will...

  • Combine family history content and genomic data to create great new features

  • Build and maintain the Ancestry ThruLines services

  • Work alongside UX and UI teams as one vertical team

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required

  • 5+ years applicable experience

  • Highly Proficient in Java and creating backend services

  • Experience working with containerization, specifically Kubernetes

  • Good understanding of performance and scalability

  • Experience with AWS (Amazon Web Services)

  • Experience with EMR (Elastic Map Reduce) and Fargate is a plus

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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