Taxonomist & Browse Developer

3+ months agoSeattle, WA


We are looking for a smart and passionate person to join our Taxonomy team. As a Taxonomist, you will build world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive taxonomy and ontology structures to optimize global, online product discovery for our Amazon Web and Mobile experiences. You influence business partners and technical teams on taxonomy and metadata solutions to align taxonomy to customer needs. In this role, you will have the opportunity to directly impact the customer experience by making it easy and fun to shop for products on all Amazon sites.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Develop taxonomy data models to organize our extensive product selection for customers on all Amazon sites
• Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of technical and non-technical teams
• Train and develop peers in improving taxonomy design and implementation challenges
• Support the continuous expansion of data retrieval techniques to utilize our extensive product catalog and make sure products end up in the right place for our customers
• Analyze website metrics and customer's browsing activities to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our taxonomy structures globally
• Work with global team of taxonomists to significantly contribute to process and site improvement efforts


• Degree in Library Science, Information Systems, Linguistics or equivalent professional experience
• 3+ years of relevant work experience
• Proven skills in data retrieval and data research techniques
• Experience in taxonomy and/or ontology development
• Passionate about website usability with great instincts for improving customer shopping experience
• Ability to quickly understand complex processes and communicate them in simple language
• Detail-oriented problem solver who is able to work in fast-changing environment and manage ambiguity
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent English language skills


• Master's degree in Library Science, Information Systems or Linguistics
• Proficiency in SQL
• Understanding of E-Commerce systems
• Additional language skills, e.g. Spanish or French
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

Job ID: Amazon-1314662