Taxonomist

Job ID: 909947 | Amazon.com Services, Inc.

DESCRIPTION

We are looking for smart and passionate people to join our Browse Taxonomy team. This person will help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize product discovery when searching and browsing on our site. As a Browse Developer and Taxonomist, you will have the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on improving the customer experience and making it easy and fun to shop for products on Amazon.com.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Develop browse structures to organize our extensive product selection for customers
· Expand and refine data retrieval techniques to utilize our extensive product catalog and make sure products end up in the right place for our customers
· Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of merchandisers, engineers, designers, and other groups
· Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our taxonomy navigation structures

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or similar discipline); equivalent professional experience may be substituted
· 2-5 years of experience in taxonomy development
· Proven taxonomy design judgement
· Ability to translate business use cases into good taxonomy design
· Proven skills in querying large datasets
· Demonstrated ability to independently manage projects and communicate clearly with partner teams
· Passionate about website usability with great instincts for improving customer shopping experience
· Fluent in English language

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience in E-Commerce or Technology organizations preferred
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly understand complex processes and communicate them in simple language
· Technically strong; fluency in Unix-based systems and programming skills are a plus
· Multiple language knowledge is a plus