Principal Product Manager- Ancestry Innovation Lab 


Product Management | San Francisco, California, United States

Principal Product Manager- Ancestry Innovation Lab

  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Product Management
  • Full-time

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.


Principal Product Manager, Ancestry Innovation Lab

Ancestry is searching for a Principal Product Manager to lead Ancestry’s Innovation Lab. This exciting team uses blue sky ideation, rapid prototyping, and experimentation to unlock new user segments and problem spaces.  Your job:  ensure Ancestry truly is a product for everyone.  There are no limits on what you can decide to build to meet that challenge!

The person in this role will demonstrate creativity, initiative, collaboration, and the ability to thrive in ambiguity.  

What you'll do

  • Serve as the voice of the product during brainstorming and ideation
  • Provide structure and quick decision making to help the team focus on the most promising opportunities
  • Drive individual projects in collaboration with design and engineering to rapidly launch and test different ideas
  • Learn from your users to iterate into success
  • Always be answering the question, “What is the least I can build to understand the value of this idea?”

Who you are

  • At least 5 years in consumer facing product management, ideally 7+
  • A user-centric approach to product management, with a strong desire to engage and delight users with creative and innovative experiences
  • Experience crafting a product strategy and vision, and translating that into an agile & iterative product roadmap
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with users, peers, colleagues, and executives
  • No fear of failure–we will have to fail many times here to achieve success

Why you'll love working here

  • Amazing colleagues who can’t wait to work with you
  • A product that truly means something to people’s lives
  • Deeply collegial atmosphere
  • Visibility with senior leaders
  • Great work/life balance…seriously
  • The opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the Ancestry product 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.  


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.


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