Director Product Management- Family and Social 


Product Management | San Francisco, California, United States

Director Product Management- Family and Social

  • 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.


Ancestry is searching for a Director of Product to be responsible for our social and family collaboration experiences. This person will guide the product strategy, roadmap, and critical projects to deliver a world-class social experience that enables families to connect and collaborate around their family history.


The person in this role will demonstrate strong leadership, collaboration, and product sense to help us create a compelling social experience for Ancestry users.

What You Do

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap for the Social & Family team.
  • Manage a team of product managers while also leading complex projects yourself in collaboration with design, engineering, and analytics.
  • Work with research and analytics to understand how our users want to share and collaborate.
  • Design and interpret a/b tests to triangulate on the right experiences.
  • Serve as the voice of social and family in leadership meetings.
  • Partner with other product managers and leaders across the company to fully integrate social into the Ancestry experience.

Who You Are

  • At least 7 years in consumer facing product management, ideally 10+.
  • At least 3 years working on social or messaging, ideally 5+.
  • At least 2 years of management experience, ideally 3+.
  • A user-centric approach to product management, with a strong desire to engage and delight users in a world-class customer experience.
  • 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.

Why You'll Love Working Here

  • Amazing colleagues who can’t wait to work with you.
  • A product that really 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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