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Taxonomist & Information Architecture Strategist

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Facebook
Menlo Park, CA | Seattle, WA, US

This person will focus on the strategic planning, design, and implementation of taxonomies to help achieve goals for the Interests & Communities Taxonomy team, such as supporting the categorizing and labeling, machine learning and content understanding systems at Facebook. The crux of this work is in developing, maintaining, growing a taxonomy for a complex, many-faceted product while integrating it into a broader taxonomy/ontology infrastructure. The work also includes following taxonomy management best practices, metadata and vocabulary standards, and building cross-functional relationships.

The person in this role will be expected to be an experienced taxonomist able to quickly expand knowledge domains.

Taxonomist & Information Architecture Strategist Responsibilities

  • Utilize industry best practices for taxonomy development and maintenance.
  • Consult with internal product partners to expand our taxonomy to support product and business goals while remaining faithful to underlying structures.
  • Help build out and establish a taxonomy program for Interest based content.
Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in developing taxonomies/or ontologies to support a variety of systems both for front-end and back-end use.
  • Experience with developing complex taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies.
  • Experience with evaluating and implementing taxonomies to support systems such as search systems, content management systems, digital asset management systems, or product classification.
  • Experience building taxonomies for machine learning classification systems.
  • Experience with a variety of topic/domain types and complexity of taxonomies.
  • Experience with systems and business analysis.
  • Experience communicating and presenting taxonomy principles and standards.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Management
  • Experience with scripting language such as Python

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Employer: Facebook (@facebookjobs)
Location: Menlo Park, CA | Seattle, WA, US
Posted Date: 18/02/2021
Expiry Date: 18/06/2021
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist, Metadata / Taxonomy Designer
Ref: DN-JB-321
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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