[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Metadata Information Architect - Washington DC

Katy Davis katy.davis at lac-group.com
Wed Oct 31 10:37:09 PDT 2018

Apologies for cross-posting...

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Information Architect to work in the Washington, D.C. area providing high-quality Metadata support. Must be able to pass a background check. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) 9 months long project with a possibility of extension. US citizens only.


  *   Guide the development of functional information architecture requirements for Web applications and search, with other team members
  *   Define, advocate, and apply the best business and user experience best practices at system and UI level
  *   Work closely with the content team to drive the content strategy for blog, website, video, social and other content forms with the goal of improving findability in the enterprise
  *   Develop and maintain current state and future state information architecture artifacts for conceptual, logical and physical levels of abstraction
  *   Develop and manage information architecture for search application, map metadata, and controlled vocabularies to deliver focused, relevant information via site search or browse.
  *   Analyze content and advice users on content and metadata to improve findability of content
  *   Develop search optimization best practices and strategies
  *   Analyze search analytics, develop actions to be taken based on user behavior and develop reports showcasing overall statistics and use behavior
  *   Establish information architecture metrics to analyze user behavior patterns that drive IA and usability improvements to the Intranet and the enterprise in general
  *   Implement/modify Best Bets, suggested starting points for search results
  *   Work with users on responding to inquiries about findability issues
  *   Troubleshoot findability issues and recommend actions to improve overall findability
  *    Perform relevancy testing and suggest changes for better results
  *   Work with users to capture the functional requirements
  *   Monitor and evaluate search results and search performance across the major search channels
  *   Identify issues and opportunities for future search and taxonomy growth.
  *   Work with various stakeholder groups to articulate information requirements and build familiarity with information architecture principles and artifacts
  *   Create metadata, taxonomy, and search plans and collaborate with other enterprise architecture domains to develop comprehensive solution architectures that include the information perspective

Required skills

  *   Experience with search engine mechanisms and functionalities, combined with in-depth knowledge of search logic and results yielded from a query language
  *   Experience in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016 is highly desirable
  *   Experience with using metadata, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, and search standards.
  *   Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  *   Experience with Visio, web analytics and concept mapping software desirable
  *   The ability to use charts and graphs to convey core architecture concepts;
  *   Familiarity with concepts in economics and finance
  *   Experience in search services, and a strong understanding and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and the principles and mechanics of effective information management tools including taxonomy formulation, metadata development, navigation design, and enterprise search.
  *   Ability to balance business requests with users growing needs in the development and growth of taxonomies.
  *   Direct experience in conducting and documenting user research, including scenarios, use cases, personas, and wireframes.
  *   Excellent oral and written communication skills
  *   Strong customer focus with a demonstrated ability to work seamlessly with business sponsors and technologists
  *   Excellent research and analysis skills
  *   Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to speak appropriately to a variety of audiences
  *   Good communication, influencing, interpersonal and negotiating skills. Adapts the content, style, and tone of communications to the needs of the audience; varies the language and business terms with different customers.
  *   Ability to think creatively about business problems and to connect research insights to business solutions
  *   Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
  *   Experience working in large organizations with geographically dispersed teams and complex technical environments
  *   Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and teamwork skills; demonstrated client orientation; sensitive to working in a multicultural environment.


  *   At least five years of related work experience
  *   Master’s degree in library, information or computer science-related field
  *   Creative problem-solving abilities
  *   Ability to work effectively in a multicultural, multi-project environment and ability to respond immediately to often changing business priorities.
  *   Must be a US Citizen

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/Vtkd5E

Katy Davis
Recruiting Assistant
LAC Group<http://www.lac-group.com> | LibGig<http://www.libgig.com>
katy.davis at lac-group.com
LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/in/katy-davis-006990103/> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/libgig?lang=en>

The information contained in this e-mail message is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination or copying is strictly prohibited. If you think that you have received this e-mail message in error, please contact the sender.

More information about the Metadatalibrarians mailing list