Director of Product Management (DNA)

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 20, 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.
Director of Product Management, DNA San Francisco, CA
Ancestry seeks a talented Director of Product Management, DNA to join our team. This leader will play a key role in defining our product strategy and leading a product management team responsible for building, growing, and maintaining our portfolio of DNA products that help consumers learn more about who they are and where they come from. These products rely on innovative ways of leveraging our genomic, relationship, and content networks to deliver meaningful discoveries for all customers.
The OpportunityCome join Ancestry and lead the product team for the world's leading consumer genomics business. You will lead a team of highly talented product managers who are introducing and maintaining DNA products to help customers discover, craft, and connect around their family stories. You will partner and collaborate with industry leading  science and engineering teams, develop a vision and roadmap to define the next generation of our DNA products, and ensure successful product management for on-market products and new products. You will have the ability to tap into our network of 20+ million DNA customers, 30+ billion historical records, and 120+ million family trees to build new products and features for our DNA customers. If you believe in the power of genomic data and want to play a leadership role in bringing genomics to consumers across the globe, this is the role for you.
What you will doProvide product management leadership that will: Help define the strategy and roadmap for the DNA product that will enable consumer features through innovative applications.
Provide product management support for some of the world’s most exciting research and development projects.
Recruit and mentor a stellar team of product managers to manage the vision and roadmap for our DNA product.
Collaborate with science and engineering teams to build scalable systems for our rapidly growing consumer genomic & family history data sets.
Advocate for adhering to security and privacy principles in the design, development, and operations of the platform.    Partner and communicate effectively with upper management, project leaders, external partners and stakeholders on project status, product strategy and execution metrics. 
Who You AreYou are a strategic thinker who can effectively envision and communicate the big picture platform, identify how to best fit into it, and empower the team to deliver. You have the following skills and experiences: At least 5 years experience driving user growth in consumer tech products, with at least 3+ years as a Product leader.
Proficient in agile product development methodologies.
A customer-centric approach to product management with a strong desire to engage and delight users in a world-class customer experience.
Demonstrated experience in A/B testing and Multivariate Testing.Analytical, with the ability to make product feature decisions using both quantitative and qualitative data.
Experience crafting a product strategy and vision, and translating that into an agile & iterative product roadmap.Excellent communication skills to collaborate with customers, peers, colleagues, and executives.About AncestryHelping people discover their story is at the heart of ours. Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, harnessing a powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people discover their family history and stories that were never possible before.
Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave, and 
We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at
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.