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JOBREQ1800058302 Requisition #

Position Description:

The Science and Technology IT team is seeking a creative, self-driven Data Analyst to join our team and leverage IT systems design knowledge to create digital solutions in the areas of product development, service, and manufacturing.  We are implementing a digital infrastructure and expanding our digital capabilities for the Science and Technology function to drive growth and improve productivity for the company.


Key Responsibilities:

The individual will be a member of our Digital S&T Technical Platform contributing to specific business projects.  Individuals in this job position have technical IT expertise at an in-depth level and are able to translate business requirements into data models, visualization designs, and communicate the need for predictive analytics when required to support PPG businesses decisions.  The individual will analyze, design, develop, implement and support IT solutions that utilize machine learning, computer vision, advanced statistical analysis, data mining, and data visualization methods to drive product and service development.


The individual will not manage other individuals but are requiring less direct supervision. The decisions they make could impact their immediate team/specific area of support but could also impact the larger team. As an individual contributor they are considered a member of a group or team and expected to deliver consistent results with less direction and supervision. They will work on larger tasks which could be isolated or involve collaboration with a larger group. Their contribution is measured by their ability to complete the work assigned to them, as well as, the success of team. They are expected to be developing skills to assist entry level team members to facilitate personal and technical growth. The impact of their contribution is to the efforts they are involved with could impact themselves, their immediate team or their organization.


Principle Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical leadership on one or more projects and give direction to PPG employees and contractors, including data engineers and developers, to develop digital solutions
  • Oversee multiple small projects simultaneously while managing a single large one.
  • Collaborate with customers, staff members, IT colleagues, and other stakeholders to define detailed functional and technical requirements 
  • Perform feasibility studies, translate requirements into an appropriate design, formulate and define project scope and objectives, and implement complete solutions
  • Prepare detailed technical specifications, to include transformations, visualizations and calculations from which analytics solutions will be developed
  • May create, modify, and test programming code themselves or provide technical consulting support on projects or system issues
  • Oversee the creation of data modeling source code, operations, and user documentation
  • Maintain general knowledge of relevant data ingestion, integration and visualization processes
  • Produce meaningful and actionable results quickly with teams
  • Identify barriers to meeting project goals, and provide solutions that keep projects on track and on budget
  • Proactively foster and maintain good relationships with customers and colleagues, including other data analysts, architects, engineers, and scientists within PPG
  • Stay current in the field of data modeling and architecture and build external network of contacts


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, Data Science, Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience and technical training
  • > 5 years’ experience in data/systems analysis, design, development, and implementation
  • Proficiency in data warehousing/big data architectures, analytical and design techniques, database technologies, programming languages, and business intelligence

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to design systems using both structured and distributed data technologies ranging from SQL to Hadoop, Hive and Spark, along with visualization tools like Power BI
  • Prior experience with Python, Matlab, R and/or other statistical programming languages is a plus
  • Prior understanding of the application of machine learning and unstructured/cognitive learning algorithms, including: 
    • Text mining / natural language processing.
    • Multivariate data analysis and clustering based models. 
    • Use of Neural Networks in scientific fields including deep learning techniques.
    • Image processing & analysis.  

Prime Success Factors:

  • Manage complexity, focus on results, promote teamwork, build trust and respect, understand market & customer perspective.

Individual Success Factors:

  • Plan and Organize.
  • Solve Problems.
  • Communicate and Share Information.
  • Ambitious, self-starting, persistent and able to work without close supervision.
  • Personal commitment to quality and on-schedule delivery.
  • Open minded, innovative and curious.
  • Process and detail oriented.
  • Able to communicate complex technical ideas and concepts to varying levels of the organization, including directors or executives.

About us:

Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.


Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

The PPG Way

Every single day at PPG:

We partner with customers to create mutual value.

We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.

We are “One PPG” to the world.

We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.

We trust our people every day, in every way.

We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.

We make it happen.

We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.

We run it like we own it.

We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.

We do better today than yesterday – everyday.

We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.

PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)

PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspx

We are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/

PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email recruiting@ppg.com.

PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.

Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.

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