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E-commerce Product Taxonomist

The World's Largest Social Network

Menlo Park, CA

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Expected Salary
$56 - $60 per hour
Job Description

HireArt is looking to hire an E-Commerce Product Taxonomist to work on-site at our client’s Menlo Park campus on a contract basis. In this role, you’ll help create a unified product taxonomy for their online marketplace and work to improve commerce experiences for people and businesses all over the world. 


  • Create and own the product taxonomy strategy for the marketplace.
  • Coordinate and build alignment with teams and stakeholders to optimize for consistency and interoperability.
  • Develop, manage, maintain, and iterate on a unified taxonomy for marketplace products. 
  • Build out categories and custom collections of products that power features like recommendations, similar items, merchandising themes, and more. 
  • Manage product attributes that power ranking models, structured content, faceted searches, product comparisons, and more. 
  • Create labels and other interface language that are consistent with company voice and content standards, and that can scale appropriately for internationalization needs. 
  • Make recommendations about ongoing taxonomy management as well as product strategies and features. 
  • 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 project managers, engineers, product designers, researchers, and content strategists to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch (and then some). 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years developing and managing product taxonomies for retail/e-commerce
  • 3+ years information architecture experience
  • Experience in taxonomy management maintaining categories, attributes, and other metadata
  • Experience in taxonomy management for e-commerce web sites, apps, or software
  • A portfolio or other work samples showing the impact of your e-commerce taxonomy work
  • Ability to move fast and work with cross-functional teams on big, ambiguous problems
  • Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision
  • Ability to build alignment amongst distributed stakeholders

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Ontology development and information domain modeling experience
  • Metadata design experience
  • Product/UX content strategy experience
  • Experience with social products

Commitment: This is a 6-month contract with the potential to become full-time.