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As a Data Scientist at PPG you have the exciting opportunity to leverage scientific knowledge and translate it to 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. We are seeking a creative and self-driven Data Scientist to join our team!

 

Key Responsibilities:

This individual will be a member of our Digital Initiatives Platform contributing to specific business projects. You will utilize machine learning, computer vision, sophisticated statistical analysis, data mining, and data visualization methods to drive product and service development. He/she will also have responsibilities to make recommendations on the data and provide insights into seeking rapid solutions through agile teams / sprints. This individual will have the unique opportunity to create innovative product and service developments that lie at the intersection of both digital and physical sciences.

 

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Producing meaningful and actionable results quickly with teams
  • Devising and applying models and algorithms to mine the stores of data
  • Analyzing the data to discover solutions and opportunities
  • Data visualization and communication
  • Application of advanced statistics on scientific problems
  • Machine learning and computer vision implementation expertise
  • Participate in the development of intellectual property in the areas of applied machine learning, computer vision and advanced statistics
  • Collaborate closely with top-tier research universities in the US to help bring cutting-edge results out of the lab and into the market
  • Work with global software development teams in various countries such as Poland, Mexico and Malaysia to help translate innovative research ideas into products and services with business impact
  • Staying current in the field of machine learning, computer vision and building an external network

Requirements:
  • MS in Data Science, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning or applicable technical field of study. PhD preferred.
  • BS in chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in machine learning, with experience in unstructured/cognitive learning algorithms such as:
  • 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
 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • > 2 years’ experience with Python, Matlab, R and/or other statistical programming languages applying the appropriate statistical procedures to problems
  • > 2 years’ experience in with state-of-the-art deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras or comparable technologies
  • Practical experience with unsupervised machine learning methods such as k-means or PCA. Experience with unsupervised deep learning methods including GANs is a strong plus.
  • Experience with data storytelling and visualization technologies
  • Experience building multiple regression models; for multiple responses
  • Experience working with both structured and distributed data technologies ranging from SQL to Hadoop, Hive and Spark.
  • Experience in delivering results at the intersection of machine learning computer vision, engineering and material sciences
 

Prime Success Factors:

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

Individual Success Factors:

  • Demonstrate openness and flexibility, plan and organize, and act with a long-term perspective
  • Ambitious, self-starting, persistent and focused on results
  • Personal commitment to quality and on-schedule delivery
  • Strong ability to influence and gain buy-in
  • Open minded, innovative and curious
  • Organized, process and detail-oriented
  • Able to communicate complex ideas and concepts to the necessary and appropriate varying levels of the organization, including directors or executives
 
 
 
 
 
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

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)

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.

 
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

 

Pay Transparency poster: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_ English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

EEO is the Law Supplement: http://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf

 

 

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