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Commerce Taxonomist
Ref No.: 18-14488
Location: Menlo Park, California
Position Type:Contract
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.

Create and own the product taxonomy strategy for verticals such as automotive
Coordinate and build alignment with teams and stakeholders across 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, 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