Product Manager, Messaging Systems

  • Ancestry
  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Jul 15, 2021
Full time Product Management

Job Description

The Ancestry Message Center is critical to enable our customers to connect over their family story. We believe that a discovery on Ancestry builds meaning through conversation with others. Our customers use Ancestry Message Center to learn how they are related, get help with genealogy research, and share discoveries with one another. 


We are looking for a passionate Product Manager to enable our customers to easily share and connect over their shared family story via a reliable and intuitive messaging feature.  As a member of the Genealogy Product Team, you will lead by creating a product vision and roadmap, validating that vision through rapid prototyping, and partnering across the organization to bring your vision to market. You will partner closely with front-end and back-end engineering teams, UX, and stakeholders to improve the reliability across the messaging pipeline and identify product opportunities that drive personal discovery through conversation.

What you'll do:

  • Establish a deep understanding of our current Messaging architecture 
  • Develop and evangelize the vision for Messaging, short-term and long-term  
  • Drive continual product improvements and inform the product roadmap with innovative ideas based on ongoing customer research and product performance indicators 
  • Work with the Scrum team to deliver and ship products per the roadmap; own the backlog and continuously prioritize features and enhancements 
  • Collaborate with partners in data analytics, engineering, legal, and marketing to deliver customer value

Who you are:

  • 2+ years of product management experience with a proven track record of shipping excellent product experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent experience building/shipping technical products 
  • Execution oriented and highly organized 
  • Strong engineering understanding and communication skills to clearly define new features 
  • Obsessed with understanding the customer and able to absorb data quickly to drive decision making 
  • Effective communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with individuals at all levels and across functions

As a final note... if you're not sure if you have the experience required for this role... reach out to me and ask! tcc@ancestry.com

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.