Data Scientist, Computer Vision

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

Job Description

We are growing our Data Science team globally. We’re looking for a Data Scientist to join our Utah office. In this role, you will apply cutting-edge computer vision algorithms to the unique and wide range of historical content and photos.

Reporting directly to the Director of data science, you will be a member of the global Data Science & Machine Learning Team, tackling our toughest and most exciting data science challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use data science and machine learning to drive product innovation, customer success, marketing optimization, and more across both our family history and consumer genomics businesses
  • Help champion a data-driven culture and push long-term business value creation through development of best-in-class data science capabilities
  • Leverage data science, computer vision, and machine learning to increase value across our businesses
  • Train computer vision and deep learning models on the big data resources
  • Optimize computer vision algorithms and deep learning models to run efficiently in production system
  • Work with engineers from prototype to production
  • Partner with our in-house team of geneticists on R&D project


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical fields.
  • 5+ years working experience in machine learning / computer vision / deep learning.
  • Must be available to start employment on or before April 01, 2017 
  • Expert level in machine learning, computer vision, and deep learning.
  • Proven track record of completing multiple data science projects end to end, from idea generation to objectives formulation to implementation and deliverables.
  • Proficiency in C/C++, Java, SQL, Python, and multi-threaded programming.
  • Experience with Hadoop stack (HIVE, Pig, Hadoop streaming), MapReduce and SPARK.
  • Experience with deep learning tools (tensorFlow, caffe(2)).
  • Experience with generative adversarial network
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly skilled at translating business requirements from key stakeholders into shovel-ready work plans
  • Excellent project management skills, with a proven track record of on-time and within-budget delivery

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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