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Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA


We are Blueport Commerce, the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for top furniture retailers, and we are seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our team. Working with an ecommerce catalog of furniture & home furnishing products from a variety of national retailers, this individual will support the expansion of existing client catalogs, as well as the creation of new client catalogs. The Metadata Specialist will ensure that product data is both accurate and complete while supporting workflow automation. The Metadata Specialist will report to the Taxonomy Manager and work with the Catalog Project Manager to continuously improve product presentation and present accurate, high-quality products that inspire and sell. Candidates will be tested for experience with Excel.


  • Owns flow of data from client systems to final display on client sites.
  • Analyzes data for completeness and supports maintenance of an accurate and robust catalog of product data
  • Creates mapping rules for automation
  • Assists in Catalog automation design
  • Maintains and improves current data taxonomy
  • Contributes new metadata schemas to support growing product catalog
  • Investigates, identifies, and fixes data inaccuracies
  • Manages metadata to associate image files to products
  • Advises clients on appropriate data entry
  • Manages bulk data updates, accounts for approximately 20% of the role



  • Minimum 1-3 years experience (or relevant Information Science education) working with taxonomies or metadata schemas
  • Power Excel user, able to write moderately complex formulas (lookup, string parsing)
  • Self-motivated and proactive problem solver who can think on the fly
  • Experience with, or interest in automation
  • Superior attention to detail, must be able to work independently to investigate issues and determine root causes
  • Quick learner who is tech-savvy
  • Must be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude, someone who is able to shift gears quickly


Added Plusses:

  • Ability to write SQL queries
  • Experience working in the tech industry with developers
  • Familiarity with JIRA project tracking software
  • Experience in ecommerce or other consumer-facing industries
  • Knowledge of furniture industry

Blueport Commerce is a growing company that offers excellent opportunities for advancement for the right candidate. This position is full-time and necessitates working from our Boston office in the South End. We are the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for the furniture retail industry and we help our clients capture their ecommerce opportunity. The Catalog Team maintains continuous contact with our clients to ensure that we are publishing accurate, high-quality products for our Blueport platform client websites. We provide shoppers with a consistent, reliable experience that makes them feel comfortable purchasing furniture online.

If you feel you'd be a good fit for this role and would like to join our growing team of passionate e-commerce professionals, we want to hear from you. Please provide a link to your professional portfolio when applying. Blueport Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.

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