Semantics Specialist

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Type: Full Time
Min. Experience Experienced


100% Remote

We are looking for a Semantics Specialist to help make the world smarter with intelligent content as a part of the [A] team.

[A] seeks motivated, creative, innovative candidates eager to start a client-facing role with a mix of taxonomy, thesaurus, and ontology development experience with an interest in learning or growing their experience in content development and content modeling. 

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge working on the following content principles:

This role is NOTfocused on Content "Interchange" (metadata, XSLT, XML Processors and Parsers), or Content Operations (CMS tools and platforms management, Content acquisition tools, systems, processes, and patterns). At [A], these practices have their own speciality focus. Having familiarity with these related practices is very helpful. 

The responsibilities for this role deeply involve the principles of content semantics and structure. And this role requires one to build an understanding of the application of semantics principals at abstract, architecture, and at very tactical applied levels within enterprise knowledge and customer experience delivery environments.

This is a remote job that can be done mostly from your home office anywhere in North America (we are unable to consider candidates in the states of CA, MA or NY at this time), but may involve occasional travel to a client location (once safe to do so). 

The Semantics Specialist will work within the larger Content Intelligence practice to build next-generation content systems for clients, helping them craft intelligent content for multi-channel marketing and increase the value of semantically-rich content. You will participate in, or lead, client projects that include development of semantic models, taxonomies, thesauri, controlled vocabularies, and formal ontologies in conjunction with content structures and content tools experts.

You’ll define content relationships by using taxonomies, ontologies, and metadata. This includes implementation of semantic models within semantic software tools such as those from Synaptica, the Semantic Web Company, and other semantic provider solutions that are fitting into new Content Intelligence architectures.

What You’ll Be Doing

Skills We Are Looking For 

Cultural Fit at [A]

[A] is the Content Intelligence Service.

[A] is a distributed, private, professional services firm that provides strategic support for building content intelligence practices into organizations. [A] helps complex organizations establish content engineering standards and practices to compete in a multichannel, multimodal, AI-driven world.

[A] engineers intelligent content systems for CMS/CEM platforms, and offers integration, training, workshops and custom development. [A] helps clients value content as an enterprise asset, and enables future-ready content through use of the Master Content Model.

What’s Your Name, Again?

Our name is easy. Just say “A.” The [A] brackets represent markup, microdata, content intelligence. The letter “[A]” represents the start, initiation, beginning of change. We are going to help change the world with intelligent content.

[A] Team Benefits

Being an [A]gent comes with its benefits. Work from anywhere. Advance your career on the leading-edge of the content and technology sciences. Earn a competitive salary, and for longtime [A]gents, participation in a profit-sharing plan. But many [A]gents find the best part of working as an [A]gent are the other [A]gents you work with and the culture at [A].

We take care of each other and we honor each other's work and contributions to the team. We work to make ourselves better and our [A] team better. We make efforts to adapt new technologies and methodologies that can help us optimize our time, and we expect you to collaborate on these efforts if you’re an expert on any of those fields. We communicate and reach out to other [A] players. We love learning. We love teaching. We write. We code. We support each other. For the right people, working at [A] feels like coming home. 

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[A] is fully distributed across seven time zones, and requires all [A]gents to be available for meetings and collaboration between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM Central time. Does this work for you?*
Reading the description, why do you think you may be a good fit for this role?*
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At [A] we have a deep commitment to diversity. It reflects in that [A]gents have a wide variety of ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, physical geographies, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, gender identities, political associations, physical abilities, and all manner of ways of thinking about the world, the universe, and our role in it.

However, there's a lot of ways in which we're the same. We're all learners and teachers, all committed to growth for ourselves, each other and [A] as a whole. Many of us are introverts at some level, and we're all comfortable working from home offices. All at [A] are smart people with good hearts, and better in our diversity.

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This role utilizes a paid traction project as the final step of the interview process.

[A] utilizes such test, or traction, projects to not only assess skills, but more importantly to assess if there is a mutual cultural fit. This also gives you insight into [A] “behind the scenes” and helps you determine if [A] is the right place for you. Traction projects are also an excellent time to onboard with [A] tools, and learn key concepts that may be new, to see if the systems and the content at [A] all fits your style.

[A] customizes each test project to the individual candidate as well as to client and internal needs at [A]. The work you will be doing on the test project will produce important and valuable deliverables and contains areas that may be involved in your [A] position. As mentioned, this is a paid project meant to be completed in your "free" time.

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