Lisa Grimm’s CV

super-high-level ‘what I do’
Taxonomy@Amazon. Other expertise: digital asset management, content operations, digital transformation, knowledge management, content strategy and digital preservation initiatives.  Think about digital humanities. Mentor other women in tech. Write about beer. Wish libraries, archives & museums were better-funded. Run. Would happily move back to London, might consider Dublin, Amsterdam or Berlin…

work experience
2018-current
Manager, Browse Development & Taxonomy, Amazon.com
Seattle, WA, USA
Lead & manage the taxonomy teams powering findability & navigation across all global Amazon.com sites
Responsible for worldwide Kindle, Prime Video, Audible, Digital Music, AppStore and Alexa Skills taxonomies & content models
Own US Books & Physical Media taxonomies and trees
Drive worldwide goals and standardization; own departmental roadmap
Develop employees from junior to senior career levels

2015-2018
Technical Program Manager; Senior Program Manager, Amazon Web Services
Seattle, WA, USA
As TPM: DAM, KM, taxonomy and other technical and process wizardry for AWS Security
As SPM: Culture Lead at AWS: researched and scaled our Peculiar Culture around the globe

2013-2015
Global Content Librarian, GlaxoSmithKline
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Global DAM & taxonomy director; content platform product manager; owned digital transformation and creative ops

2011-2013
Operations Manager/Technical Content Manager, Elsevier
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Content platform oversight & content creation/management

2010
Director of Web Design & Development, JTE Multimedia
Berwyn, PA, USA
Web & print leadership in academic publishing

2007-2010
Assistant Archivist, Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Archival work, digitization & DAM, digital preservation

2006-2007
Senior Web Specialist, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Website & general IT project management & leadership

2005-2006
Project Librarian/Archivist, Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Database management, finding aid creation, archival work

2003-2005
Web Production Editor, Nature Publishing Group
New York, NY, USA
Web production & new site launches for world-leading scientific journals

2002-2003
Health Alert Network (HAN) Content Manager, NYC Department of Health
New York, NY, USA
Content strategy, vendor management, content management, digital asset management

2001-2002
e-Team Logistics Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Cupertino, CA, USA
Live & pre-recorded e-learning production management

2001
Project Manager, Juniper Networks
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Managed global corporate website

1998-2001
Web Production Manager, Women.com Networks
San Mateo, CA, USA
Led web development team and launched websites during the dot-com boom & bust in Silicon Valley; sometimes wrote things

1997
Web Programmer, Smartnet Ltd.
London, UK
Website development for clients including Christies, Debenhams, Principles & JazzFM

1996-1997
Web Assistant, Time Out
London, UK
Half of the two-person team running the first Time Out website

education
MS in Library and Information Science, 2006
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University, Brookville, NY, USA
Coursework in Knowledge Organization, Metadata, Archives, Cataloging, Rare Books & Special Collections

MA in Archaeology, 1997
University College London, London, UK
Dissertation on the trade of amber in the late bronze/early iron age in Northern Europe

BA in Archaeology, 1995
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

etc. education
Rare Book School: The Printed Book in the West since 1800
Individual classes: Human-computer interaction, software engineering, database design, German for reading

affiliations
North American Guild of Beer Writers, BJCP, DAM Foundation

volunteering
Current: Women in Security Ecosystems (WiSE); contributor, Amazon Women in Engineering
Previous: Board member, DAM Foundation; leadership team, facilitator, GSK Women’s Leadership Initiative

bigger freelance gigs
Contributing editor, Hello Race Fans
Freelance beer history writer, Serious Eats Drinks
Chapter author, ‘Blogging your archives,’ Public Relations and Marketing for Archives: A How-To-Do-It Manual, Neal-Schuman, 2011
Web content manager, Drexel University
Blogger, Philadelphia Beer Bars
Blogger, New York Times, TheRail
Co-organizer, designer & webmaster, THATCamp Austin
Editorial Freelancer, Cambridge University Press
Archaeologist, Ashkelon Excavations