Engineering Project Manager

  • Ancestry
  • Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
Ancestry is seeking an Engineering Project Manager to join our team. This is an opportunity to join our DNA operations business in a highly collaborative role with internal and external stakeholders where you will help design, create and deliver state of the art technologies for Ancestry, the largest Direct to Consumer (DTC) genomics company in the world. You will become an integral part of a team that champions engineering excellence, creativity and innovation.
The Opportunity
Our DNA Operations team is currently seeking an Engineering Project Manager, reporting to the Head of DNA Operations Engineering.  We are looking for a hands-on individual, with a “roll-up your sleeves” mentality, with experience in managing large engineering projects, working with internal stakeholders, as well as partner suppliers and manufactures, in the US and internationally.  This will give you the opportunity to create and build needed operations for our rapidly growing DNA business needs.

What You Will Do:

Drive project identification using a data driven decision process, utilize the data to develop the scope of a project, and lead/manage the execution of that project through delivery. You will be responsible for ensuring that project results meet the required standards of technical quality, reliability, scale, and costs according to defined scope and business objectives.Efficiently track development schedules, project management plans and keep up a high velocity. Identify possible issues, progress and successes, and clearly communicate them to stakeholdersCreate and manage work instructions; develop and optimize internal and 3rd party processes. Work with supply chain to identify and correct deviations from quality standardsWorking with internal operations, program management, product and Marketing groups as well as outside partners to deliver complex supply chain projects to the business.Build relationships with technical teams with the ability to influence change

Who You Are:

Strong communication, organizational and leadership skillsProven history of applying continuous improvement (Lean/Six Sigma) principles in office and manufacturing environmentsAbility to develop and document, user friendly, visual work instructions and other engineering documents.Experience with document control systemsAbility to filter and distill meaningful information for the right audienceSelf-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilitiesAbility to work in a high-pressure fast paced environmentUnderstand and deal well with continual development cyclesExperience delivering projects utilizing internal recourses and outside partners A Bachelor’s degree is required (Prefer MBA and/or PMP)A minimum of 5 years of experience in leading engineering projects; Nice to have: Understanding of quality and regulatory systems 
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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