Commerce Taxonomist

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 09/12/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 22905

We' re looking for an commerce product taxonomist to help us improve commerce experiences for people and businesses all over the world. You' ll help us create a unified product taxonomy with detailed attributes that will help sellers create the most effective listings, help buyers find what they' re looking for, and help everyone have the very best experience using Marketplace. This is a 6-month contract with the potential to become a full-time employee and the position is located  in Menlo Park, California.

  • Create and own the product taxonomy strategy for marketplace verticals such as automotive
  • Coordinate and build alignment with teams and stakeholders across family of apps and service to optimize for consistency and interoperability
  • Develop, manage, maintain, and iterate on a unified taxonomy for all of the products that can be bought and sold on marketplace platform
  • Build out categories and custom collections of products that power features like recommendations, similar items, merchandising themes, and more
  • Manage, maintain, and iterate on product attributes that power ranking models, structured content, faceted search, product comparisons, and more
  • Make recommendations about ongoing taxonomy management as well as product strategies and features that rely on taxonomy
  • Create labels and other interface language that are consistent with voice, content standards, and that can scale appropriately for internationalization needs
  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable product experiences for our billion-plus users
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams
  • Partner with PMs, engineers, product designers, researchers, and content strategists to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch (and then some)
  • Create  global taxonomy mapping 

Minimum qualifications
  • 3-5 years developing and managing product taxonomies 
  • 3-5 years information architecture experience
  • Experience using taxonomy management systems to maintain categories, attributes, and other metadata
  • The ability to move fast and work with cross-functional teams on big, ambiguous problems
  • The ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • The ability to build alignment amongst distributed stakeholders
  • Experience in building and shipping taxonomies and related features for e-commerce web sites, apps, or software
  • A portfolio or other work samples showing the impact of your taxonomy work
Preferred qualifications
  • 7+ years developing and managing retail/e-commerce product taxonomies
  • 7+ years of information architecture experience
  • Ontology development and information domain modeling experience
  • Metadata design experience
  • Product/UX content strategy experience
  • Experience with social products
  • Ideally proficient in one or more of the following languages: Indonesian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, French

Education:: BA/BS strongly preferred
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