Data Science Engineer, Intern

San Francisco, CA
Software Development – Data Science
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 highly motivated Data Science Engineer, Intern to join our Data Science Engineering team. The Data Science Engineering team seeks to provide data pipelines and data APIs to data scientists so they can make our products better for Ancestry’s customers. In doing so, we work closely with them to help build machine learning models. As a Software Developer on the Data Science Engineering team, you will assist in creating data pipelines and RESTful APIs for both internal and external consumption. You will also have the opportunity to learn big data technologies such as Apache Spark and AWS EMR, which will be used to consume large quantities of data.

What You'll Do

    • Work with existing code to add new features and adapt code to new data models.
    • Write new data pipeline jobs to retrieve, process and validate training data.
    • Create scripts to help with monitoring of jobs.
    • Help create infrastructure for our services using our Infrastructure as Code (IAC) framework.
    • Create tests to ensure quality.

Who You Are

    • Must be currently enrolled in a university and graduating after Summer 2020.
    • Must have experience with either Java 8 (or higher) or Python.
    • Must be familiar with REST principals.
    • Must have experience with SQL.
    • Must be familiar with data structures.
    • Bonus: experience with big data and/or machine learning.
    • Bonus: experience with AWS.
It takes customer obsession to pioneer and focus on what matters most, to tackle challenges, break through boundaries to create change, to stay on the cutting edge, and pioneer relentlessly. We are looking for the next generation of talent to drive the business, grow our people, and put the customer before all else.
Our culture empowers journeys of personal discovery, giving you the freedom to participate in impactful projects and explore the intersections of our businesses: technology, data science, DNA science, product, design, marketing, legal, and more. We’re looking for innovative minds, diverse ideas, and for students interested in connecting personal discoveries and technology. Our interns enjoy mentorship and experience challenging work while receiving fantastic pay, fully-paid temporary housing, and having a fun captivating experience—we have it all. Oh, and did we mention the possibility of full-time employment once you graduate?


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.  

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