Classification Analyst

Location: San Mateo, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About us

Wiser is the leading provider of actionable data for better decisions. Wiser collects and analyzes online and in-store data with unmatched speed, scale and accuracy. The Wiser platform then blends these insights with advanced workflow software to drive business value for brands and retailers. Using a unique combination of data science and human validation, Wiser offers integrated solutions for every aspect of retail, all in one place

Job Description:

Are you excited about E-commerce data? Do you want to help organize extensive selection of products across wide variety of merchants? Are you interested in making sure products end up in the right place for our customers?  If so, this is the right opportunity for you.  We are a fast-paced, dynamic (and fun) organization with many unique and interesting technology challenges. 


  • As a taxonomist, you will design, build and manage our internal taxonomy
  • Work with our data science team to build and refine our text and image classification system
  • Monitor and improve the quality of products classifications in the database to make sure products end up in right categories
  • Conduct iterative evaluation of taxonomy design based on crowd and data science metrics and identify opportunities to improve taxonomy management process
  • Coordinate cross-functional projects with data science, data analytics, engineering, marketing, and sales teams
  • Maintain regular and reliable work attendance

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent experience
  • Passionate about product classification and classification related research
  • Experience with E-commerce taxonomy and information architecture
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Experience with SQL a plus
  • Familiarity with a scripting language such as Python, Perl a plus

Other Characteristics:   

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively independently and in teams (local and distributed)
  • Attention to detail
  • Intellectually curious, with a passion for continuous learning and growing professionally
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work well in an interrupt driven environment, show initiative and respond quickly in a fast paced environment.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and proactive approach to problem solving

Other Duties - Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Travel - Occasionally as needed.

Work Environment - This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is required to sit for prolonged periods of time; balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee is required to operate essential office equipment, such as computer/laptop, phone, printer, copier, keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment on a regular basis.

EEO Statement - Wiser Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation of any kind. Wiser Solutions, Inc. is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, providing a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. All employment decisions at Wiser Solutions, Inc. are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family or parental status, disability, genetics, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by the state, federal, or local law. Wiser Solutions, Inc. will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on any of these characteristics.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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