Senior Software Engineer

  • 1300 W Traverse Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is seeking a Senior Software Developer to join our team. You will join an impressive team of developers, designers and product managers who have built some of the world's most compelling products, producing the world-wide leader in two categories, family history and consumer genetic testing.

In this role you will be focused on web development of our category-leading AncestryDNA product, which now serves over 5 million customers. This role provides many opportunities for professional growth and advancement and includes experience with writing RESTful web services, developing client-side components and pages using the latest JavaScript frameworks, and managing scalable resources using AWS.

What you will do:

  • Develop client-side components and pages using the latest JavaScript frameworks
  • Manage scalable resources using Amazon Web Services
  • Work with Product Management, Marketing, US, and Research
  • Consistently write useful tests for all code developed


  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Computer Science required (or strong foundation in CS fundamentals such as design patterns, data structures and algorithms)
  • Prior programming experience with Java or other Object Oriented Languages
  • Development experience with REST, JSON, SOA, HTTP, SSL, Caching and AOP
  • Experience with Reactive architectures and asynchronous code
  • Strong JavaScript skills (AngularJS experience a plus)
  • Understanding of software development processes, including object oriented analysis, design and implementation
  • Disciplined approach to development including QA, TDD and Design Patterns
  • Relational Database experience (MySQL a plus)

Additional Information

Helping people discover their story is at the heart of ours. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb.
We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.