Ancestry

Welcome to Ancestry, the world’s largest family history and genomics company. As an employee here at Ancestry, you play a pivotal role in helping people connect and discover their family history.

Founded 1983
1501-5000 employees
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • eCommerce
  • Headquarters address
    San Francisco, California / Lehi, Utah / Denver, Colorado / Sydney, Australia / London, United Kingdom / Dublin, Ireland / Munich, Germany / Berlin, Germany

    We empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives

    For over 30 years, Ancestry has been a trusted partner to its millions of members on their journeys of personal discovery. Ancestry is 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, and 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.

    Ancestry offers a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA, Archives, Ancestry ProGenealogists, Newspapers.com, Find A Grave and Fold3.

    Company Facts
    - 3M paying subscribers / 30+ international markets
    - 20B records / 80 countries of origin / 100M family trees
    - Over 15 million people DNA tested
    - 17M app downloads + 2017 Webby Award

    We’re continually looking for talented, hard-working individuals who are passionate about bringing this mission to life. Join our team.

    Why join Ancestry?
    When you join Ancestry, you join our family, backed by history, science, and technology. You’ll be able to use the latest technology to explore the intersections of our businesses: technology, data science, product, and engineering.

    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 3+ million subscribers and more than 20 billion historical records, and 1 billion monthly searches. Ancestry is bringing the power of personal discovery to people around the world.

    What’s the culture like?
    Our culture empowers journeys of personal discovery. We strive for continuous improvement and help each other develop and thrive in a supportive environment. Since diversity and inclusion is in our DNA - we engage employees of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Our products celebrate what makes each one of us unique. To help our employees reach their full potential and a greater sense of identity, we offer Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

    Our Values, the way we work with one another

    Be customer obsessed
    + Deeply understand our customers through data and insights
    + Focus on delivering sustained value to our customers

    Pioneer relentlessly
    + Focus on what matters most and break through boundaries
    + Learn fast, make tough choices, and scale what works

    Empower each other
    + Be inclusive and transparent, and commit to each other’s success
    + Be accountable and trust each other to be accountable

    Our Strengths – What we do well

    Privacy
    + Follow our Privacy Credo, which requires everyone in the company to say what we do and do what we say (especially when it comes to customer data). Specifically, we:
    - Foster transparency to minimize surprise for customers and regulators
    - Provide customers control over their data.
    + Protecting our customer’s privacy is our highest priority, we never shared any information with any third-party company or government.

    Culture
    + We live by our values and strive for continuous improvement
    + At Ancestry, we empower each other to develop and thrive in a supportive environment by engaging employees of all backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Inclusion and diversity are in our DNA.

    The largest dataset in the globe
    + We currently manage about 10 petabytes of structured and unstructured data
    + 15+ million genotyped DNA sample in our database, we’re about twice the size of our nearest competitor
    + Ancestry has localized websites in nine countries providing access to its archive of online family history records to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.

    Tech stack

    Java on Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Javascript, Python, React, AWS, Machine Learning, Product Management, Product Design, Data Science, Data Warehousing, User Experience, User Interface, User Interface Design, Node.JS, Kubernetes, Data Analytics

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    Stock Options
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    401k
    401k matching
    Cell phone reimbursement
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
    Legal assistance
    On-site fitness center
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program
    Hackathons

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered lunches
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
    Showers
    Ancestry - Mid-Day foosball break at HQ in Provo, UT
    Ancestry - San Francisco Office - Flexible conference / lounge spaces, including a garage door to merge / separate meeting spaces
    Ancestry - Company Photo
    Ancestry - 1940's Theme Holiday Party
    Ancestry - San Francisco Office - Stairway at 153 Townsend