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Senior Digital Data Architect

Information Technology
JOBREQ1800030381 Requisition #

As a Senior Digital Data Architect, you will build and lead the implementation of a modern Enterprise Data Architecture that effectively supports PPG’s digital transformation journey.

You will use your technical and functional capacities to build effective data standards, data models and a data architecture that is robust, yet flexible and scalable.


Key Responsibilities



  • Lead a team of Data Engineers to maintain an end to end view of data needs and to help plan, supervise, provision and deliver data needs, for all digital ‘Product squads’, including AI/ML.
  • Design, document, and communicate incremental and target state data architectures.
  • Oversee or review the implementation of improvements to the data architecture, providing feedback and guidance to product developers and product owners.
  • Partner with IT Enterprise Data Architecture team to understand current data architecture and build a phased/iterative approach driving towards the desired end state data architecture.
  • Proactively evaluate, design and promote new data products, processes, technologies and solutions
  • A self-driven, highly- motivated technologist who can work with a high degree of autonomy and is able to prioritize effectively.
  • A business- minded person who can work collaboratively and has proven experience in creating influence across product teams, delivery, Digital and IT to drive technical efforts.
  • Someone who is articulate and can effectively communicate with technical teams, non-technical business leaders, and clients.
  • Proven track record demonstrating the ability to work with business, digital and IT teams to understand key business/digital strategy and design a modern and effective data enterprise architecture that delivers significant business impact.
  • This is a global role requiring 20-30% travel. It is based in Pittsburgh, PA (USA).




  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Data/Information Architecture; related experience and/or education may be considered.
  • 3+ years of Master Data and Data Solutions experience. Additionally, experience with analytics is beneficial.
  • Candidate must have a strong understanding of data engineering, data management, data integration, analytics, data stores, data quality, security and availability of data, with a cloud-first mindset.
  • Experience with one of the following Big data technologies: Amazon Web Services, Azure Cloud, Google cloud, Data Lake, or Hadoop.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing data solutions design to enable better data within the organization.
  • Strong understanding of both structured and unstructured data stores
  • Hands-on experience with Agile/Lean Startup methodologies
  • Proven ability to translate complex technical concepts to simple business language. Must have a continuous improvement mind-set and develop self and others to improve performance.
  • Proven track record in establishing Global Data / Information Architecture. Deep understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information and metadata models, taxonomies, and the challenges of applying structured techniques to unstructured sources.
  • Deep understanding of Master Data, Integration, Data Quality and Security.
  • Proven stakeholder management skills with strong communication and persuasion skills, including the ability to translate the information architecture contribution to business outcomes into simple briefings for Senior Management. Convey the “Why”.
  • Strong integrated consultancy skills with the demonstrated ability to influence and manage the expectations of senior business stakeholders, Digital management and internal/external partners.
  • Data modeling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level. Strong knowledge of information management concepts, data warehousing, data analytics platforms and relational database engines. Experience in successfully rolling out MDM and analytics implementations.
  • Fluent in continuous delivery, continuous integration.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and in taking people along so that they are excited about the ability to create impact through the use of new emerging digital technologies.
  • A self-starter who is self-motivated, disciplined, self-assured, performance driven and passionate and most importantly one who always finds a viable path forward technologically.



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, 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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