UX Designer

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 01, 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.
As a UX Designer at Ancestry, you'll work with customers, product managers, and software engineers to determine, prototype, maintain new products that can make the task of discovering family history easier and more enjoyable.

What you will do...

You want to do meaningful work and make a difference in people's lives. You love history, storytelling, and connecting people.You like taking on difficult design challenges.You have experience in all areas of product design including user research, task analysis, visual design, and interactive prototyping.You know how to validate your designs to ensure that they are usable and meet accessibility standards.You work well with other designers, product managers, front-end-developers on Agile teams.You are excited about overseeing the design and user experience for one of Ancestry's important features. You know how to make smart decisions to affect the business and make the experience better for our customersYou'll report to Director, UX & Data Visualization | UX Design & Content 

Who you are...

You have 1 or more years of experience in product design (experience in a consumer product )You have a bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.You have a design portfolio with case studies of projects you've worked on and the value that your work contributed to the business and customer experience.You have a track record working with teams such as product, engineering, and marketing teams.


Benefits: 401K Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Life & Accident Insurance, 12 Paid Holidays, Flexible Vacation PTO, Sick Leave, Volunteer Time, Employer Perks: Ancestry Subscription and Discounts for Employee, Commuting and Parking Benefits, Ski Passes, Employee Referral, Fitness Reimbursement
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.  
Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.