Senior User Experience Designer

  • Lehi, UT, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is seeking a Sr. UX Designer to guide product design from concept through launch and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a new group at Ancestry focused on helping our customers get more out of their Ancestry experience. You will be working to help our customers make meaningful connections and discoveries as they use our DNA and Family History products. By collaborating with other designers, engineers, and product managers, you will play an essential role in the strategy, conception and design of beautiful products and services.

Our success hinges on recognizing the value of every individual contribution. We give high-fives to people who enjoy the freedom of taking ownership of a problem and deciding how to solve it. We need thinkers and we need people who can drive excellent visual design while staying laser-focused on our consumers and their needs.


You are a senior user experience designer with strong visual design skills. You bring exceptional creative thought and design sensibilities to produce data-driven and user-focused experiences. You’re a strong collaborator who willingly listens to others while always considering our primary users, who are our 6+ million consumers. You’re equally at ease designing apps for iOS or Android or designing responsive web applications.

What you’ll do:

Design mobile and web-based products that are attractive, intuitive, and easy-to-use

Work closely with product managers and engineers from early-stage conceptualization through product launches

Produce deliverables including concept sketches, visual comps, design frameworks, production assets

Launch fast and iterate often, incorporating user feedback and analytics into thoughtful and effective designs



  • Comfortable working in native mobile and responsive web.
  • Experience building and rapidly iterating on interactive prototypes and other artifacts.
  • 5+ years of experience with a strong knowledge of responsive design and development with a minimum of 3 years of experience working with cross functional teams such as product, engineering, program management and corporate leaders.
  • Must have experience turning requirements into beautiful intuitive designs.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in related field.

Design That Matters

We have over 2.5 million subscribers to our Family HIstory product who use our site for a combined 5 million hours a week to enrich their understanding of themselves and their place in history. We also have over 7 million DNA customers seeking to find answers and connections as well.  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. Though occasionally we indulge in 24-hour hack-a-thons (optional), we normally keep sane and fairly flexible work hours. After all, our business depends on strengthening family ties.

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

Working for is a profitable, growing company with a positive, high-energy environment. Together, our dedicated teams are harnessing the power of technology and using it to simplify the way people connect with their families and their unique legacies. Our work environment is fast-paced and challenging, but also extremely exciting. You’ll work with a team of passionate, engaged individuals. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits and career information, please visit our website at is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at 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 No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by as a result of the referral or through other means.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance.

ll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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