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About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join our family tree. Backed by history, science, and technology, we’re creating a new world of connection, innovation, and understanding. Whether it’s reuniting long-lost relatives through DNA or unearthing new family stories from historical records, Ancestry empowers life-changing experiences. With over 20 billion digitized historical records, 100 million family trees, and 15+ million DNA kits sold, Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

Ancestry is looking for a passionate Software Quality Engineer to help maintain high-accuracy and quality of data and releases for a team working on Health out of our San Francisco office. You will steer the development teams toward better test strategies, and enable them to implement and maintain deterministic test automation. You will prepare test plans and cases, and write automation towards the completion of those cases. Some ad-hoc, manual testing will be required based on the determined risk of the release.

You should have a passion for software testing, quality and a great customer experience. In this role, you may mentor, coach, and work directly with development teams to promote adoption of testing best practices and tools. You may lead and coordinate efforts with third party testers on their development teams.

You will…

Plan, scope, schedule and implement testing activities for projects of varying size and complexity.

Implement and enforce continuous testing quality gates in CI/CD pipelines.

Develop in JavaScript/Node.js and use UI Application frameworks like React or AngularJS to create satisfying experiences of discovery for our users

Expand testing and automation across development teams to promote ownership of quality.

Collaborate with product owners to evaluate stories and acceptance criteria for completeness ahead of the sprint.

Manage bug flow, own bug triage and promote fixing and validation of bugs.

Communicate status, metrics, and trending of quality.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ related or equivalent required

5+ years of software testing experience developing and maintaining API and microservices test automation

Verifiable working knowledge of HTTP protocol (methods, headers, MIME types), REST, JSON, XML

Demonstrable experience of software development and agile software test lifecycles

Demonstrate the ability to use and understand new technologies

Experience with continuous testing practices in a CI/CD development pipeline, and deploying test automation in the dev pipeline

Experience working in an Agile Development environment

Knowledge of current test automation tools and frameworks (ie: Selenium, TestNG, JUnit, Postman, RestAssured)

Fluency in test automation using Java

Experience maintaining, setting up and using SonarQube for static analysis and quality gates preferred

Experience using performance testing tools and processes a plus

Working knowledge of AWS, Docker, Jenkins, continuous delivery, Git preferred

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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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