Full Stack Developer

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is harnessing the latest big data technologies to drive advancement in genealogy and consumer genomics. We are one of the world’s leading companies in truly Big Data: DNA records from over 7 million people and 20 billion genealogy records containing 10 billion profiles and growing! In this role, you will help bring people together by helping them discover how they’re interconnected.

Are you passionate about Software Development? If you thrive on teams of highly skilled developers working in an agile environment, then this may be the position for you.

What you will do:

  • Write clean code that follows standards and best practices.
  • Be part of an agile team of 5 members.
  • Work with stake holders such as product, marketing and UX to help deliver value.
  • Participate and contribute towards improving the team’s development process and practices.


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience with Front End technologies such as JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Strong knowledge of one of the following: AngularJS, React with Redux/Flux, Ember.js, Knockout.js etc
  • Strong Knowledge of OOP techniques.
  • Knowledge of C# or Java
  • Full understanding of complete web technology stack


  • A github profile
  • Working knowledge on AWS services
  • Knowledge of Node.js and Express.js
  • Mobile frontend experience preferred 

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, Newspapers.com, Find a Grave, Archives.com, 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 http://ancestry.com/careers.

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.com as a result of the referral or through other means.

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related thereto), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, age (40 and older), mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law. The Company also makes reasonable accommodations to applicants or employees with qualifying disabilities who request them and who otherwise meet the requirements of applicable law. If you would like to request an accommodation during the application process, please contact our Director of Recruiting. 

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.