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Company: Indeed
Location: Conway
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:


US Remote 98,000 - 142,000 USD per year


The Ontologist is responsible for defining semantic relationships between taxonomies in order to significantly improve the job search experience for millions of Indeed users. You will work in close collaboration with Taxonomy leadership, Taxonomists, Product Managers, Software Engineers, and UX designers to map metadata to content, source data to extend linked triple stores, and implement an ontological overlay, keeping the job seeker experience as the prime driver for your work.

As an ideal candidate, you've been described as dynamic, creative, forward-thinking, and logical. You have a thorough understanding of metadata schemas and experience implementing large-scale taxonomy and ontology projects with a user-centered focus. You're an excellent communicator, able to explain complex concepts in a clear and engaging manner to cross-functional stakeholders and colleagues.

At Indeed, you will play a direct role in shaping the job search experience and helping to define the long-term strategy for a rapidly developing, global team.


- Collaborate with developers, Product Managers and other Ontologists to architect and implement a unified, extensible schema for existing and future data and advise in the development of internal tools

- Use semantic modeling to define relationships between multiple internal taxonomies and integrate external data schemas where appropriate
- Lead engagement with Indeed ontology stakeholders and other data groups to understand business needs and use cases for better data mappings and relationship creation
- Provide instruction, coaching, and feedback to a team of Taxonomists -
- Design new data structures using graph elements to meet emerging business needs
- Create and maintain documentation pertaining to project scope, specification, training, and governance



- 2+ years experience designing, constructing, and implementing semantic models using schemas such as RDF/SKOS, property graphs, or graph-like NoSQL database schemas, ideally in an e-commerce or technology environment

- 2+ years experience with semantic editing tools and ontology management software
- 2+ years experience developing knowledge organization systems such as controlled vocabularies, metadata schema, ontologies, and taxonomies
- Experience with semantic data interoperability, e.g. importing Semantic Web ontologies, leveraging ISO standards to create concept libraries, or creating mappings to external taxonomies
- Demonstrated expertise with data querying (SQL, SPARQL, Cypher)
- Demonstrated expertise with triple stores, knowledge graphs, and other semantic data sources, and their place in the ecosystem of data caches and delivery funnels
- Experience leading projects, engaging stakeholders, and shepherding project goals from ideation to successful implementation
- Experience collaborating in large teams, overseeing peer review of work, and delegation of tasks and initiatives; comfortable offering and soliciting direct feedback
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
- Desire to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
- Comfort with emerging technology and willingness to learn new systems as needed
- Proficiency with Google G Suite (Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Hangouts, etc.)


- Advanced degree in Information Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computer Science, or related area

- Experience using property graph databases such as Neo4j, Amazon Neptune, or TigerGraph
- Proficiency with programming languages such as Python or Java
- Background in Information Architecture and/or User Experience
- Ability to read/write in one or more languages other than English


We are builders, we are integrators. We create and optimize solutions for a rapidly growing business on a global scale. We work with distributed infrastructure, petabytes of data, and billions of transactions with no limitations on your creativity.


As the world's number 1 job site*, our mission is to help all people get jobs. We strive to cultivate an inclusive and accessible workplace where all people feel comfortable being themselves. We're looking to grow our teams with more people who share our enthusiasm for innovation and creating the best experience for job seekers.

(*comScore Total Visits, September 2021)


The base salary range represents the low and high end of the Indeed salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Indeed's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include quarterly bonuses, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), an open Paid Time Off policy, and many region-specific benefits.


Indeed is deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized. We're 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, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, neuro-diversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.

Indeed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. To request an accommodation, please contact Talent Attraction Help at 1-855-567-7767, or by email at at least one week in advance of your interview.


We value diverse experiences, including those who have had prior contact with the criminal legal system. We are committed to providing individuals with criminal records, including formerly incarcerated individuals, a fair chance at employment.


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Where legally permitted, Indeed requires all individuals attending or working out of Indeed offices or visiting Indeed clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For positions that can only be performed at an Indeed office, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination by the date of hire as a condition of employment. For positions that require some in-office work or in-person client meetings, exceptions to these in-office or in-person job requirements may be made at the discretion of the business through June 2022, at which point full vaccination will be required. Indeed will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law. To qualify as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 there should have been a two week period after receiving the second dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or a two week period after receiving a single-dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

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