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Principal Software Engineer - Commerce

Company: Ancestry, Inc.
Location: Lehi
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person's story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people's lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Ancestry is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Commerce Platform team in Lehi, UT. The Commerce team is responsible for all of Ancestry's website and back-end functionality related to taking customer orders and renewing subscriptions. The systems that belong to the Commerce platform are business critical, and we are currently investing heavily in its evolution.

You will deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our Ancestry customers and internal business partners by building robust back-end services that directly impact the financial success of the company. You are a key contributor in designing and implementing the Commerce Platform services. Reporting to Senior Director of Engineering, your work impacts the bottom-line of the business by leveraging AWS and Java-based technologies to develop new solutions and enhance existing platform services.

Note: This role is temporarily 100% remote. Ancestry anticipates returning the office in September 2021 at least 3 days a week.

You will...

  • Architect, design, and develop systems and services that scale in the cloud
  • Solve business critical problems associated with the quarterly deliverables of the Commerce organization
  • Work across the multiple Commerce engineering teams to solve problems and define engineering standards
  • Partner with other Engineers and Architects to define the future architecture of the platform
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to a team of highly skilled and talented software engineers
  • Be an example of engineering excellence
  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Partner with product and engineering managers to lead the engineering teams

Who you are...

  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • Experience working in cloud environment, ie AWS, Oracle, Salesforce etc.
  • Solid proficiency in a modern programming language, Java preferred
  • Impressive design and architectural skills
  • Experience with design and implementation of distributed applications, APIs or frameworks
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment using agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Bachelor's degree in CS or related field required, MS preferred




Additional Information:

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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.

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