Software QE

  • Traverse Mountain Blvd, Lehi, UT 84043, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is looking for a passionate Software Quality Engineer to design and implement automated testing in the CI/CD pipelines. You will steer the development teams toward better test strategies, and enable them to implement and maintain deterministic test automation.  You will prepare test plans and cases, and write automation towards the completion of those cases.  Some ad-hoc, manual testing may be required based on the determined risk of the release.

You should have a passion for software testing, a great customer experience, test automation, and working in an agile context. In this role, you will mentor, coach, and work directly with development teams to promote adoption of testing best practices and tools. You will lead and coordinate efforts with third party testers on their development teams.


  • Plan, scope, schedule and implement testing activities for projects of varying size and complexity
  • Utilize test automation frameworks standards and tools, and contribute to best practices
  • Implement and enforce continuous testing quality gates in the continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Write and maintain automation for select projects, which may include web services, frontend web UI applications, mobile web and mobile apps
  • Expand testing and test automation across the development teams and help the teams take ownership
  • Build credibility with development teams, and teach them how to write good tests and testable code
  • Communicate status, metrics and trending of quality for the development team


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent required
  • 3+ years of software testing experience and test automation development
  • Demonstrable experience of software development and agile software test lifecycles
  • Passion for quality and testing frameworks, tools, and practices
  • Experience with continuous testing practice in a CI/CD development pipeline
  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment
  • Knowledge of current test automation tools and frameworks (ie: TestNG, JUnit, Mocha, WebDriverIO, Selenium)
  • Fluency in test automation in Java, JavaScript, Node.js, or React.js
  • Working knowledge of how to automate and implement automation for all test types defined in the test automation pyramid
  • Experience with test automation for mobile apps is a plus (e.g. Appium)
  • Experience maintaining, setting up and using SonarQube for static analysis and quality gates preferred
  • Working knowledge of AWS, Docker, Jenkins, continuous delivery, Git preferred
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies (exploratory, load, stress, mobile, acceptance, regression, localization, black box/white box, security, performance, usability, accessibility, smoke, automation)

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 (REF1109H)

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