Senior Program Manager, AncestryDNA

  • Ancestry
  • Dec 18, 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 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ 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 looking for a Senior Program Manager to join our AncestryDNA team. The AncestryDNA team works closely with excellent scientists, engineers, product managers, designers, marketers, and others to ensure the delivery of a series of creative DNA products and features. As a Senior Program Manager you will help the team improve coordination, predictability, transparency and identify and overcome delivery roadblocks. You will have experience in a project management capacity in a multi-disciplinary environment. You will play a huge part of aligning teams and achieving success on mid to large-scale projects. You will report to the Manager of Program Management.

What You Will Do:

You will ensure delivery of products and features by developing and improving processes You will meaningfully contribute to international expansion where we are looking for 3x growth in the next two yearsYou will lead the process to guide important partners throughout product developmentYou will ensure informed decisions and governance by bringing together team members and providing a unified view of project status and risk factorsYou will help align the right resources to the right projects at the right timeCoordinate product launch plans with product management, product marketing and engineering

Who You Are:

You have 6+ years program and/or project management experienceYou have a proven track record delivering and launching productsBS or BA degree requiredYou are comfortable leading informally across the organizationYou proactively seek feedback and input from partnersYou have experience building relationships across the company to ensure smooth integration of new processes and programsYou have knowledge of several project management methodologies including waterfall, and Agile project management approaches and common toolsSupply Chain or Operations experience
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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