Taxonomist & Browse Developer

Employer
Location
Seattle
Posted
Sep 24, 2012
Closes
Oct 24, 2012
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
We are looking for a smart and passionate person to 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 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 at Amazon.com.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop our internal thesaurus to create a normalized product description and classification system for use by the wide range of sellers on our platform
  • 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 navigation structures

  • Masters degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent professional experience
  • Proven skills in data retrieval techniques
  • 2 years of experience in taxonomy development or equivelent.

  • Technically strong, fluent in Unix-based systems, programming skills a plus
  • Passionate about website usability with great instincts for improving customer shopping experience
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Most of all, someone who is smart, likes to do good work, and is genuinely interested in helping customers
  • French language skills preferred



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