Senior Software Quality Engineer

  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is looking for a passionate Software Quality Engineer to design and implement automated testing in the CI/CD pipelines. 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 may be required based on the determined risk of the release.

You should have a passion for software testing, a great customer experience, Web services test automation, and working in an agile context. In this role, you will mentor, coach, and work directly with development teams to promote adoption of testing best practices and tools. You will lead and coordinate efforts with third party testers on their development teams.


  • Plan, scope, schedule and implement testing activities for projects of varying size and complexity
  • Utilize test automation frameworks standards and tools, and contribute to best practices
  • Implement and enforce continuous testing quality gates in the continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Write and maintain automation for select projects, primarily for REST web services, though other types may include frontend web UI applications, mobile web and mobile apps 
  • Expand testing and test automation across the development teams and help the teams take ownership
  • Build credibility with development teams, and teach them how to write good tests and testable code
  • Communicate status, metrics and trending of quality for the development team


  • 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
  • Experience with continuous testing practices in a CI/CD development pipeline, and deploying test automation in the dev pipeline
  • Knowledge of current test automation tools and frameworks (ie: Selenium, TestNG, JUnit, Postman, RestAssured)
  • Fluency in test automation using Java
  • Experience using performance testing tools and processes a plus
  • Working knowledge of AWS, Docker, Jenkins, continuous delivery, Git preferred

Additional Information

We’re a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission—to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what led to them. Combining the rich information in family trees and historical records with the genetic details revealed in DNA, we create unique experiences that give people a new understanding of their lives, because connecting all the pieces of our family story can give us the deepest sense of who we are.

For more information on what we do and why you would want to work at Ancestry, visit our careers

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.