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Taxonomist

$75k – $120k • No equity
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We are humanizing and improving the B2B commerce experiences for people and businesses all over the world.

Borza is hiring an e-commerce Taxonomist to help create and manage our IT services platform taxonomy.

The right self-directed taxonomist must be capable of working independently in ambiguous environments to define and shape successful outcomes. The taxonomist must be able to thrive in a flat, fast-moving environment that relies on lightweight processes to deliver meaningful impact.

You will create a services taxonomy with comprehensive attributes that help buyers navigate the intricate web of technology services to find what they're looking for, and help sellers create eloquent profiles and listings.

Responsibilities:
- Create and own the services taxonomy strategy for Borza.
- Develop, manage, and maintain a unified taxonomy for IT services.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of how customers search for, perceive and think about IT services, their classification, and attributes.
- Select, validate and cluster like terms from a flat list into a structured model for easy navigation.
- Generate logic and standards for terminology selection, maintenance, and governance throughout the taxonomy's life cycle
- Build out categories and collections of services that power features like recommendations and similar services.
- Manage services attributes that power our ranking models, content, services comparisons.
- Create labels that are consistent with Borza's voice
- Plan for internationalization needs.
- Partner cross-functionally for an in-depth understanding of the user experience
- Develop an understanding for categories and attribute nuances across different locales
- Work closely with engineers to build machine learning classification models

Requirements:
- Bachelors degree
- 3-5 years developing and managing product or service taxonomies for retail/e-commerce, SEO/SEM, Ad Tech, and/or advertising
- 3+ years information architecture experience
- Experience with taxonomy management systems for maintaining categories, attributes, and other metadata
- Experience in taxonomy management for e-commerce web sites, apps, or software
- Ontology development and information domain modeling experience
- A portfolio of before and after taxonomy work
- Ability to work on big, ambiguous problems
- Ability to build alignment amongst distributed teams
- Provide guidance about ontologies and semantic representations in IT services
- experience presenting technical and metadata information to technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred qualifications:
- Ontology development and information domain modeling experience
- Background in data science
- Metadata design experience
- Background in IT services
- Product/UX content strategy experience
- Experience with social products

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Waseem Bashiti

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Founder and CEO @Borza, strong product, tech and business background. Worked at Dimension Data and KBR, 0-$30m in 12 months

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