Staff Product Analyst 

Data Science | San Francisco, California, United States

Staff Product Analyst

  • San Francisco, California, United States
  • Data Science
  • 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 looking for a Staff Product Analyst to join our team in San Francisco/Lehi. You will work with massive datasets and have the opportunity to shape the vision and strategic role of Product Analytics. You will work closely with members of Product, Marketing, Data Science, and Engineering teams to define and report on key metrics, analyze customer behaviors/data, optimize our products and content and build tools/services to improve Analytics productivity. 

You Will...

  • Understand patterns and trends in customer behavior and engagement and identify product opportunities
  • Collaborate as a subject-matter expert in the Bayesian/Non-Bayesian design of experiments with the objective of increasing the trustworthiness of our experimentation effort.
  • Actively work with members of other product departments (Product, Consumer Research, Marketing Analytics, Data Science) in researching issues and reflecting the findings of those researches on the product’s roadmap.
  • Work with Data Engineering departments and Data Warehouse team in order to develop core data sets that promote accurate product analyses
  • Work closely with the Product Engineers in order to rapidly design experimental products and iterate on the results in your domain
  • Stand as an expert and role model for collaboration within the product analytics team as well as across teams of various functions.

Who you are…

  • 7+ years of demonstrated experience at senior level analyzing product and content user behavior for online consumer software products, e.g. online shopping, social site, streaming services, gaming, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in data science fundamentals: Analyzing very large datasets with SQL (Redshift, Teradata, Oracle, or MySQL), R, SAS, or other statistical packages.
  • Using/implementing data tracking for user behavior
  • Proficiency in either Python or R.
  • Knowledgeable of causal inference and able to judge if a given analysis violates any rules in causal inference
  • Knowledgeable in Bayesian statistics and familiar with its applications in experiment design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills on quantitative topics
  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Operation Research, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science or a quantitative discipline
  • Masters/Ph.D. preferred.
  • Strong research and analytical mindset and extremely detail-oriented

Helping 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 Rootsweb. 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.

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