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Commerce Taxonomist

ATR International
Menlo Park, California, 94025, United States
November 12, 2018


Job Location: Menlo Park, CA

Job Duration: 5 months with the possibility of extension/conversion based on performance and departments' budget and need

Job Description:

We are seeking a Commerce Taxonomist for a very important client.

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 at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California.


- Create and own the product taxonomy strategy for the company for verticals such as automotive

- Coordinate and build alignment with teams and stakeholders across the company’s 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

- 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 the company’s 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


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

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