Test Engineer
Ancestry.com - San Francisco, CA

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– San Francisco, California

Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) is the world's largest online resource for family history. We have helped pioneer the market for online family history research, taking a pursuit that was expensive and time-consuming and making it easy, affordable and accessible to anyone with an interest in their family history. The foundation of our service is an extensive collection of billions of historical records that we have digitized, indexed and put online over the past 15 years. These digital records and documents, combined with our proprietary online search technologies, tools and collaboration features, have enabled our more than one and half million subscribers to create nearly 30 million family trees that contain nearly 8 billion profiles, make meaningful discoveries about the lives of their ancestors.

With over 1,000 employees around the world, we are committed to hiring the very best talent. We are known for our cutting-edge technology, phenomenal innovation, and we offer a compelling and rewarding workplace where you will thrive. We seek out passionate people to join our mission of helping people discover, preserve and share their family history. We invite you to explore and discover the many opportunities that await you at Ancestry.com.

Job Description:
The Test Engineer will help his/her team to own quality, create light-weight test plans, review the automation of tests, prioritize bugs, and work closely with product managers to create acceptance criteria for development stories. This person will become a domain expert in their assigned area, and must develop and maintain excellent working relationships across multiple groups (developers, product, marketing, etc.). The Test Engineer also identifies, recommends and creates improvements to processes/tools to increase the team’s ability to own their quality.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:
Help plan, scope, schedule and implement testing activities for projects of varying size and complexity

Contribute to daily Scrum standup and related meetings (planning, retrospective, sizing, etc.)

Partner with the team and test automation engineers to determine which tests to automate

Enable the team to implement cleaner features by working with product owners to evaluate their stories and acceptance criteria for completeness ahead of the sprint

Prevent bugs by helping to move quality upstream in the product development processes

Manages bug flow, owning bug triage processes and promoting the fixing and validation of bugs

Facilitate earlier bug detection

Responsible for communicating status, metrics, and trending of quality for the team

Manage off-shore and contractor testing resourcesHelp identify and drive changes and improvements (i.e., not just a passive participant)

Required Experience and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

7+ years of software test experience (preferably with web-based applications)

Working knowledge of testing methodologies, testing techniques and approaches

Working knowledge of Scrum (Agile, XP, etc.), project planning and execution

Passionate about quality and software testing

Demonstrated self-motivation and self-management, and ability to prioritize the testing workload

Strong attention to detail, critical thinking, and analytical tendencies

Ability to take the customer perspectiveAbility to quickly learn new areas, and identify and prioritize the related testing work

Ability to multitask, adapt and thrive in an environment of change and evolving processes

Exposure to / familiarity with JSP and HTML

Familiarity with C# or Java a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Working for Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at http://ancestry.com/careers .

Ancestry.com Inc. is interested in you and we are dedicated to building a diverse workforce with equal opportunities for employment.