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Lead UX Designer (REMOTE)

Company: Ancestry.com
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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.
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 Lead UX Designer. This role is the heart of everything we do to empower the emotionally complex journeys of personal discovery that our customers experience when engaged with any number of our product experiences.
Reporting directly to the Director of UX & Design, you will contribute to a self-starting, entrepreneurial, and cross-functional team with bold blue sky ideation, rapid prototyping, and experimentation to unlock new user segments and problem spaces. Challenge: Ensure that Ancestry is a product for everyone. There are no limits to what you do to meet that challenge.What You Will Do:


  • Guide the UX and visual design efforts from start to finish - from problem definition to design implementation.
  • Partner with product managers on developing product strategy and definition.
  • Translate quantitative data and qualitative insights into creative solutions.
  • Craft all deliverables and artifacts (e.g. workflow diagrams, sitemaps, content inventories, user flows, wireframes, final design, and navigation systems)
  • Participate in generative research and comprehensive user testingCollaborate with other designers to maintain design consistency and cohesionSet the bar for quality of execution
    Who You Are:

    • You thrive in ambiguity
    • Proficient with modern prototyping tools
    • Experienced at collaborating with product leadership, design managers, and cross-functional stakeholders
    • Are systems-level design thinker and excited to distill complex workflows into simple and elegant solutions
    • At least 6+ years of industry experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, or similar design-related role
    • Have a portfolio of desktop, mobile, and native digital products and consumer experiences
      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

        (Coloradoonly*)Minimum salary of $110,000/year + eligible for bonus, equity, and comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision. Read more about our benefits.*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
        #GDSponsored#IND2#LI-DO1
        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.

Keywords: Ancestry.com, Boston , Lead UX Designer (REMOTE), Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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