UX Taxonomist

2 days left

Eagan, MN
Jun 21, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Digital People
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Digital People is searching for a UX Taxonomist for a fantastic contract position. Our global client has an opportunity for you to help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize product discovery when searching and browsing on their site. As a Taxonomist, you will have the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on improving the customer experience and making it easy to shop for digital products. Keep reading to learn more and apply today!


  • Develop taxonomies and attribute sets to improve product findability and digital shopping experience
  • Develop browse structures to organize their content category, brands, and product taxonomies for their global footprint
  • Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing their taxonomy navigation structures
  • Manage, maintain, and iterate on product attributes that power ranking models, structured content, faceted search, product comparisons, and more
  • Build out categories and custom collections of products that power features like recommendations, similar items, merchandising themes, and more
  • Make recommendations about ongoing taxonomy management as well as product strategies and features that rely on taxonomy
  • Analyze new requests and provide rationale and solution documentation to solve taxonomy and item creation challenges
  • Maximize the effectiveness of the technology infrastructure that supports item creation, taxonomy and additional product information and work to improve tools and processes
  • Create labels and other interface language that are consistent with the customer’s voice, content standards, and that can scale appropriately for internationalization needs
  • Work with localization to ensure that the taxonomy works across languages and cultures.
  • Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of merchandisers, engineers, UX designers, and other groups
  • Work with engineering team to maximize the effectiveness of the infrastructure and tools that support the taxonomy
  • Conduct iterative evaluations of taxonomy design based on customer feedback (usability testing, interviews, cognitive walk-through, heuristic reviews)
  • With little oversight, create and maintain documentation for managing item creation, taxonomies, and additional product data
  • Create standards and workflow requirements for product information and champion the adherence to these standards
  • 3-5 years developing and managing product taxonomies & attributes for retail/e-commerce
  • 3-5 years information architecture experience
  • 3+ years experience testing taxonomy models with customers
  • Experience using taxonomy management systems to maintain categories, attributes, and other metadata
  • Experience in building and shipping taxonomies and related features for e-commerce web sites, apps, or software
  • 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
  • A portfolio or other work samples showing the impact of your e-commerce taxonomy work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years developing and managing retail/e-commerce product taxonomies
  • 5+ years of information architecture experience
  • Ontology development and information domain modeling experience
  • Metadata design experience
  • Product/UX content strategy experience

Digital People has over 25 years of dedicated experience for creative, interactive and marketing job placements in roles such as designer, developer, analyst, project manager, marketing specialist, user experience and copywriter. We understand that there is a bigger story behind every resume and that creative juices come from real live humans, so connect with us today and let us help you find a place to showcase your talent!


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