Structured Data Taxonomy Designer

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0035873

Looking for a company that encourages passion, courage and creativity, where you can be part of the team crafting the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re passionate about joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and versatile work environment, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of. eBay is one of the top global marketplaces with the mission to connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating economic opportunity for all.

Structured Data plays a key role in eBay's core product: it's a transformative step to drive discoverability of more than 1 billion items inventory. We are powering a shopping experience that is tailored to each eBay user’s interests, passions and shopping history. In Structured Data, we are improving visibility and offering best-in-class guidance to provide sellers with insights and help buyers find what they are looking for. With our vast inventory that varies from new to vintage, we’re making shopping on eBay all about you, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. Join us in leveraging this idea in an intelligent and scalable way.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Participates in data analysis, design, documentation, and maintenance of intuitive, Structured Data taxonomies. 

  • Supports global research initiatives aimed at defining metadata, to identify and structure eBay’s extensive inventory. 

  • Analyzes market trends and contribute to improving the selling and buying experience at eBay, through taxonomy and metadata design. 

  • Researches, validates and delivers Best-in-Class, data-driven taxonomies based on a solid understanding of the ecommerce marketplace, including knowledge of top down, mental models, and heuristic approaches to design. 

  • Designs and implements a comprehensive and intuitive navigation structure, to optimize searching and browsing for products on site. 

  • Collaborates directly with other taxonomists, developers, stakeholders, and strategic partners to facilitate business objectives while adhering to sustainable structured data policy. 

  • Serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned product classes and presents taxonomy decisions horizontally and vertically. 

  • Supports various business units in structured data integration projects including SEO, localization, classification dictionaries and thesauri. 

  • Bootstraps new products seamlessly to existing flat and hierarchical designs and focuses relentlessly on improving the user experience through improved taxonomies and terminologies. 

Our ideal candidate: 

  • Is a subject-matter expert (SME) in clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches, and/or beauty products.

  • Is passionate about data -- you strive to make informed decisions and measure the impact of your work.

  • Masters the information science field of content representation, entity definitions and its relationships.

  • Will lead an element of the 2020 Global Configuration Operations roadmap as well as a team of contractors.

  • Understands the challenges of content management in e-commerce, and embraces difficulties with an unflappable sense of optimism.

  • Comfortably leads projects with an overall accountability for success, and is willing to become a subject matter expert in different content areas of e-commerce.

  • Is a team player: that includes also being flexible to move across different areas beyond the comfort zone when needed.

  • Establishes and maintains effective communication with team members, stakeholders, and executives.

  • Responds to information needs through implementation/modification of taxonomy, vocabulary, tools and processes.

  • Proactively monitors trends in the Content Management industry, including: process, technology and culture.


  • Experience managing content teams and projects

  • Structured approach to problem solving – whilst remaining Customer Focused

  • Experience working with Taxonomy or Data modelling & structuring

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office set of tools.

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of eBay’s business model

  • Flexible, open and comfortable working with a broad range of people across teams and cultures

  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams and to build effective professional relationships with ease.

  • Has a minimum: BA or BS degree, or equivalent experience, in Information Science, Data Science, or the equivalent in work experience

  • Familiarity handling relational databases/Structured Query Language

  • Special interest in eBay's core business

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