Senior Full Stack Developer

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description


The Opportunity

Ancestry is seeking a talented Senior Full Stack Developer to join our search team. You will be a member of a well-formed Search Application scrum team with responsibilities for building an exciting and dynamic user application experience.  You will be part of an effort to help users search across billions of pieces of data in their quest to find details of their past.  Search is the most visited and widely used area of the website and is the primary focus for millions of users.  As a member of the Search application team, you will be instrumental in driving innovation and will help evolve the Search user experience for our global audience.  You will be part of an effort to discover and develop new ways for simplifying the finding and preserving of nuggets of information users are looking for.  

What you will do  

  • Develop client facing applications using the latest JavaScript language features, frameworks and tooling using ReactJS and NodeJS
  • Work with Product Management & Search Services to provide world-class software solutions
  • Build, manage and maintain excellent customer facing Search applications


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science in addition to 3+ years of experience in software development with at least 2 years using React (or 2 or more other JS frameworks) and Node
  • Experience in designing and implementing large scale web application, APIs and frameworks
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Good to have:

  • Experience with Amazon AWS cloud services
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker

Additional Information

Ancestry is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at

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.

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.