System1 operates the world’s most advanced Responsive Acquisition Marketing Platform (RAMP).

Senior Taxonomy Analyst

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Seeking a Senior Taxonomy Analyst to work with multiple teams across System1. Will need to understand the value of taxonomy work in building solutions and can advocate this value to your business stakeholders. Need to have experience developing multilingual global taxonomies and classification systems and are excited to build the foundation for System1’s understanding and experience with building a knowledge graph and utilizing AI-driven machine learning models where appropriate.

Senior Taxonomy Analyst

  • Create and execute taxonomy roadmaps.
  • Develop classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, and controlled vocabularies with an emphasis on sustainability, scalability and interoperability.
  • Identify taxonomy requirements through research, System1’s existing systems, input from stakeholders and external sources.
  • Identify taxonomy KPIs, measure taxonomy effectiveness and create taxonomy performance reporting.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including analytics, engineers, content, contributors and publishing.
  • Proficient in facet analysis, gap analysis, thesaurus implementations, validation logic, ANSI Z.39 standards.
  • Prioritize taxonomy work according to business needs and bolstered by data driven analysis of taxonomy structures
  • Educate stakeholders on the business impact and ROI of taxonomy work and provide ongoing support with taxonomy governance and implementation frameworks.
  • Create and deliver impactful presentations and taxonomy educational sessions.
  • Contribute to improving search & keyword accuracy, conduct keyword research and consult on taxonomy impact across multiple business lines.
  • This is a hands-on senior taxonomy role.

This role might be for you if you are a:

  • Relationship Builder & Collaborator – You build strong relationships by being a great listener and understanding each team’s needs and communication styles.
  • Analytical Thinker – You are great at research and use a systematic approach to solving problems.
  • Strategic Thinker – You understand the value of taxonomy work for the success of the business and communicate it efficiently.
  • Documentation Expert – You have an exceptional attention to detail and are excellent in documenting your work and tracking success.
  • Customer Advocate – You care about information retrieval quality, and you want to be an active participant in improving it.
  • Passionate Learner – You stay on top of industry developments, ready to implement new knowledge in your day-to-day work.

A few things about how we work:

  • We are passionate about our work and communicate often, share ideas openly and learn from each other.
  • We constantly strive to improve our processes.
  • We meet in GoogleMeet, talk through Slack and email, use Confluence, Google Drive and track our work through Jira.

If you’re interested in this role, you’ll need these skills or experiences:

  • 5+ years experience as a working taxonomist.
  • Master’s Degree in Information Management, Library and Information Science (ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, MSIM, MSIS), or equivalent work experience. 
  • Experience with multilingual taxonomy creation and management, metadata standards, subject classification, and knowledge organization.
  • Strong skills in gathering taxonomy efficiency requirements, including user interviews, heuristic reviews, facet analysis, coverage models and taxonomy tree testing.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent ability to communicate taxonomy value to the business in technical and non-technical language.
  • Knowledge of taxonomy and ontology standards, protocols, and schemas (SKOS, OWL, RDF, SPARQL, JSON-LD,, DBPedia.)
  • Experience with taxonomy and ontology semantic middleware like PoolParty, TopQuadrant EDG, or similar software.
  • Proficiency with Excel and PostGres.
  • Passionate about professional growth in the areas of Knowledge Graphs and data modeling.
  • Project Management fundamentals are preferred.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Competitive salary + bonus + equity
  • Generous PTO + 11 company holidays
  • Open sick time
  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, Vision for employees
  • 401k with match
  • Health & Dependent Care Flex Spending Account 
  • Paid professional development
  • Leadership & growth opportunities
  • Virtual company and team building events 

The U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is $115,000 - $172,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in U.S. role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

System1’s headquarters is located in Marina del Rey, CA with additional offices in Bellevue, WA and Guelph, ON, Canada. Employees near office locations are returning to the office. Location-specific policies and available accommodations will be discussed during the interview process.

System1 allows fully-remote work in the following approved locations: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Prospective U.S. employees who live outside of any of these states will need to establish residency in one of the approved states prior to employment. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

System1 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




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What are System1 Perks + Benefits

System1 Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation
Generous PTO and company holidays
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision
401k retirement plan with match
Professional development reimbursement
Perks including commuter benefits, fitness subsidies and more!

Volunteer in local community
At System1 we value philanthropy. We give back to the communities in which we live and work, and our employee-run Impact group organizes several volunteer projects each year.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
We are committed to creating a work culture and environment that provides for autonomy, innovation and flexibility and have implemented a hybrid work model.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Our Employee Resource Groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. System1 also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
System1 provides daily in-office lunches.
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
We host monthly lunch and learns on a variety of topics that are of interest to our employees.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available

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