I happened across Ancestry.com’s job listing site. According to one job listing, Ancestry’s employee count is 1,400. Many of the job openings look like they are expanding. And they reveal some of Ancestry’s future plans.
They are hiring scanning technicians in various places: Honolulu, Hawaii; Richmond Virginia; Toronto, Ontario; and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. One can only guess what records they are acquiring at those locations. Another set of scanning technician listings is for scanning technicians for two different shifts in Provo, Utah; a third shift in Provo; and a fourth shift in Provo. It’s apparent that Ancestry is scanning records in Provo from 6 am to 10 pm! These listings also indicate Ancestry is utilizing part time labor in the Provo area, which is abundant due in part to the presence of 53,000 students at two large universities.
The job listings also reveal that “while most of Ancestry's subscribers are in the US, the company has a strong presence in the UK, Canada, and Australia, and is in the process of a large international expansion into Eastern Europe and Mexico.” They are hiring a marketing manager for Mexico. They are hiring a senior manager for global marketing campaigns. Other international hires are for one employee in Munich, Germany and two in Dublin, Ireland.
As a former software engineer at Ancestry’s Provo location, I find it interesting that they are expanding their software development at their San Francisco office with ten open positions, including two Android developers.
Their ProGenealogists division seems to be doing well. They have open positions for a genealogist account manager, an associate genealogist, a genealogist research manager, and an assistant genealogist.
A variety of positions show Ancestry’s interest in expanding their direct to consumer DNA and health offerings: an epidemiologist to manage large genetics studies, a director of genomics, a clinical genomics scientist to do computational algorithms, a vice president of business development to lead licensing and partnerships, a senior data scientist, and various software development positions explicitly for AncestryHealth.
With hackers accomplishing major incursions in companies around the world, Ancestry is hiring a Chief Information Security Officer as well as a senior engineer for information security. Given Ancestry’s possession of customers’ intimate DNA data, this seems prudent. Thank you, Ancestry!