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The Taxonomy Analyst is responsible for developing controlled vocabularies and applying metadata in order to significantly improve the job search experience for millions of Indeed users.
As an ideal candidate, you’ve been described as driven, curious, flexible, analytical, and detail-oriented. You take pride in your organizational skills and have a passion for performing research and synthesizing your findings. You naturally find problems and delight in identifying their solutions. Most importantly, you believe in user-centered design and are excited to help people get jobs.
Collaborate with Search Relevance team members to develop and test controlled vocabularies with the aim of improving Indeed search results
Conduct a range of analyses (competitive/comparative, Google Analytics, internal data sources, user research) to inform taxonomy development process
Evaluate categorized content to identify gaps in coverage, misclassified content, redundant and/or ineffective categorization rules
Perform complex boolean queries to efficiently identify similar content and apply auto-categorization rules according to Indeed’s taxonomy structure and category definitions
Create and maintain mappings and crosswalks to fulfill business needs and facilitate data reuse
Suggest ways to improve and scale our products and internal tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
Desire to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
Comfortable in technical environments and happy to learn new systems as needed
Strong background in research and analysis, including the ability to evaluate source authority
Ability to context switch between systems-level thinking and attention to minute details
Honed time management skills and demonstrated success in handling multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities
Ability to balance quick decision-making with attention to quality and accuracy
Familiarity with information recall concepts
Proficiency with Google G Suite (Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Hangouts, etc.)
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent work experience
Experience developing, implementing, and/or maintaining controlled vocabularies (thesauri, taxonomies, ontologies) in a business environment
Strong data retrieval and boolean search skills
Experience analyzing large datasets
Knowledge of SQL or SPARQL
Able to read and write in a language other than English
Indeed is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.