Product Designer - Ancestry

Sunnyvale, California, United States


Who we are

Since 2006, 23andMe’s mission has been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. We are a group of passionate individuals pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to help turn genetic insight into better health and personal understanding.

Who you are

Our product organization is looking for a highly collaborative Product Designer to work on ancestry and family-related social features. At 23andMe, design plays a pivotal role in how people think about genetics, ancestry, health, and lifestyle.  You will help build engaging and personalized features that empower individuals to gain insight into and take action on their personal genetic information.


What you’ll do

  • Create experiences from concept to launch including user flows, wireframes, visual mockups, interaction prototypes, specs for engineering hand-off
  • Partner with designers, product managers, content strategists, UX researchers, and developers
  • Actively seek out information, dig into details, understand technical limitations, work with UX research to test concepts, and product managers to monitor A/B tests to optimize and iterate on your designs
  • Create illustrations and interactions that simplify complex concepts into interesting and consumer-friendly visualizations and experiences
  • Use strong communication skills to present, articulate design recommendations and decisions within cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Work within and contribute to our design guidelines and system

What you'll bring

  • 2+ years of experience in product design, interaction design, or service design across multiple platforms on shipped consumer products
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a range of work, a compelling perspective, your design process and a personal aesthetic ( website or PDF including at least one case study or prototype)
  • Working knowledge of design principles, user experience, interaction, and visual design, standards and best practices for responsive web and native mobile apps
  • Proficiency with design tools such as Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Principle


  • Passion for genealogy, biology, or a related science/technical field
  • Experience using data to inform decisions or for consumer features
  • Have worked on a team that uses design systems
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.

About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Our mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has over 5 million customers worldwide, with ~85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe is located in Sunnyvale, CA. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.