Senior UX Designer - UGC (REMOTE) at Ancestry

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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.

Design That Matters - We have over 3 million subscribers who use our site for a combined 5 million hours a week to enrich their understanding of themselves and their place in history. With your help, we’ll attract even more enthusiastic users.

Enjoy Work and Life - We have critical UX problems to solve, but we also honor a healthy work/life balance. After all, our business depends on strengthening family ties.

If you're looking to join a mission-driven, passionate, collaborative, and inclusive team – one that’s fired up to solve big challenges, deliver meaningful change, and lead through a one of a kind business transformation, our design team is growing and in search of a Sr. Designer.

Reporting to the Director of UX & Design, you will be challenged with meeting one of our most important metrics; growing our ability to collect, curate and design user generated content, agnostic of the platform; web or native app. 

Who you are...

  • 3+ years of industry experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, or similar design-related role
  • Proficient with the latest design and prototyping tools
  • Experienced with working and collaborating with teams of varied strengths and skill
  • A portfolio showing your high quality, thoughtful UI and UX work

  • **Please note that you must provide a link to your portfolio or case studies with your application.**

What you will do...

  • Collaborate with product managers, engineers, and other cross-functional stakeholders to gather requirements, and provide creative, thoughtful and inclusive solutions.
  • Present work at various stages of the design process with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mockups, and/or high-fidelity prototypes
  • Integrate user feedback and evolving business requirements into product design and experience updates.
  • Advocate for the prioritization of design centered changes, refinements, and improvements
  • Provide input into strategic vision and direction of products coordinating and collaborating with product managers and development partners
  • **Please note that you must provide a link to your portfolio or case studies with your application.**

Why you'll love working here...

  • Amazing colleagues who can’t wait to work with you
  • A product that truly means something to our customers
  • Deeply collegial atmosphere
  • Visibility with senior leaders
  • Great work/life balance…seriously


  • 401K Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Life & Accident Insurance, 12 Paid Holidays, Flexible Vacation PTO, Sick Leave, Volunteer Time, Employer Perks: Ancestry Subscription and Discounts for Employee, Commuting and Parking Benefits, Ski Passes, Employee Referral, Fitness Reimbursement

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $95,400/year + eligible for bonus, equity, and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision. Read more about our benefits HERE.

*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)


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.

More Information on Ancestry
Ancestry operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Lehi, UT and San Francisco, CA. Ancestry was founded in 1983. It has 1400 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, OKR operational model and Team based strategic planning. To see all jobs at Ancestry, click here.
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