Senior Quality Engineer - Central Quality

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is seeking an exceptional, passionate, motivated Senior Quality Engineer to join our Central Quality Engineering team. The Central Quality Team is an important cross-enterprise team at Ancestry, providing best practices, tools, and standards for Ancestry’s development teams, including 40+ Quality Engineers. This is an important role, building tools, and providing quality mentoring to many of Ancestry’s development teams.

Working in partnership with other cross-enterprise teams, you will help define, evangelize and execute to continually improve the quality of Ancestry products. This is a combination role where you will perform the work of being a Quality Engineer while mentoring to the other QEs across the organization.


You will...

  • Create new and evolving quality and testing concepts, capabilities, and practices, drawing upon industry best practices

  • Provide mentoring and empower members of the broader Quality organization to become “force multipliers” in driving quality capabilities and culture

  • Collaborate with software developers, product owners, architects to plan, design, develop and test tools to benefit the developers and quality engineers on other Development teams

  • Keep Ancestry up with evolving industry standards and best practices for Test Automation

  • Analyze and resolve technical related issues from other teams for their automated tests

  • Be an important part in owning the research, evaluation, deployment and upgrades for 3rd party tools (e.g., SonarQube, Sauce Labs)


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline required

  • 5+ years Java development experience

  • 3+ years of testing and test automation experience, including multi-tier applications and services, Reactive Web, Micro Service and Business Tiers, the Data Tier, and Mobile.

  • Extensive experience with Unit and Integration testing principles, practices and tools, in context of Agile Development practices and product delivery through a CI/CD pipeline

  • Experience with frameworks - Spring or Express preferred

  • Working knowledge of Selenium and Sauce Labs

  • Experience with  debugging, performance profiling and optimization

  • Docker and Kubernetes experience

  • Experience with AWS, it’s technologies, and the risks involved in delivering reliable and resilient systems in a cloud environment

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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