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E-Commerce Product Taxonomist
Ref No.: 18-13966
Location: Menlo Park, California
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities—we're just getting started.

We're looking for an e-commerce product taxonomist to work across Facebook Marketplace 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 Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Responsibilities
Create and own the product taxonomy strategy for Facebook Marketplace
Coordinate and build alignment with teams and stakeholders across Facebook'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 on Facebook Marketplace
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 Facebook'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)

Minimum qualifications
3-5 years developing and managing product taxonomies for retail/e-commerce
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 e-commerce 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