Data Classification Specialist



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Mission of the role

  • Research, categorize and taxonomize mobile application and web content usage data

  • Maintain and develop the in-house taxonomies to ensure data integrity, accuracy and coherence

  • Provide taxonomy expertise to stakeholders and clients

As a Data Classification Specialist you will have the following key accountabilities:

  • Categorize and taxonomize mobile applications and websites usage data

  • Execute and monitor predefined procedures for data taxonomizing using various proprietary big data tools

  • Execute data categorization quality checks, and analyze relevant data metrics to ensure comprehensive and consistent taxonomy coverage

  • Contribute to the development of new taxonomy models aimed at meeting client-specific requirements and ensuring relevance to changes in the online media landscape

  • Contribute to the maintenance of the data and software assets used for categorizing and taxonomizing big data

  • Support the deployment and testing of new data taxonomizing tools and workflows

  • Carry out regular updates of the documentation of relevant processes, client deliveries and relevant business knowledge

  • Collaborate effectively with relevant stakeholders, including global teams in the product, operations and software development silos, data providers etc.

Now that you know what a Data Classification Specialist does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?

  • Prior experience with content categorization or taxonomy application

  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in categorization of web sites and/or mobile application data will be considered an advantage

  • Experience in working with big data categorization tools will be considered an advantage

  • Inquisitiveness and desire to expand one’s multi-domain knowledge 

  • Effective communication

  • Very good command of English language

  • Good command of a second foreign language (preferably German or Spanish) will be considered a strong advantage

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages: 

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together

  • Use of the latest digital technologies

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results

  • Flexible working hours and home office

  • 3 additional non-working days annually

  • Food vouchers

  • Health insurance

  • Discount program with external vendors

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 24 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: Operations

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00013083