Search Analyst – Japanese

Website Search Strategy Solutions

Search Analyst – Japanese

Search Strategy Solutions is seeking a candidate to work on the Japanese search experience and strategy for one of the world’s largest brands.

Candidates should be Japanese natives and fluent in Japanese, as well as English. It is important that the candidate also has a deep understanding of Japanese customer landscape and culture.

Initial contract period is expected to be 12 months with the strong possibility of going longer. This position is temporarily remote due to Covid however once restrictions have been lifted, you must be willing to work on-site in Cupertino, CA.

Job Description :

  • Analyze search logs and recommend improvements to search engine performance and user interface.
  • Configure search engine rules to improve search engine recall, relevancy & precision.
  • Recommend business rules based on search and data insights.
  • Manage search configuration files in multiple locales and across multiple platforms.
  • Work cross-functionally with stakeholders to improve search engine functionality.
  • Monitor search trends and synthesize insights to report to Executive team.
  • Provide input on taxonomy & ontology structure, using information architecture principles.
  • Review and maintain metadata, using information governance best practices.


  • 3- 5 years of relevant experience in information architecture and information retrieval.
  • Fluency in Japanese and understanding of Japanese customer landscape.
  • Familiarity with Apple products and ecosystem.
  • Experience maintaining blacklists, whitelists, and thesaurus entries as applied to search.
  • Understanding of search engine scoring methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the relationship between database structures and effective search systems.
  • Passion for information retrieval and improving information findability.
  • Prefer MLIS degree, with emphasis in Information Architecture.
  • Team player attitude, and ability to work flexibly under tight deadlines

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