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Principal Data Scientist

Date: Jan 26, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enable a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries. To learn more, visit

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced data scientist who is excited about turning innovative ideas into powerful data driven solutions.  This position will work with interdisciplinary R&D teams and business divisions to explore and develop new solutions for our customers.  The data scientist needs to have a passion for discovering insights in massive amounts of data, a high level of creativity, and a track record of building machine learning models and visual analytics that unlock value from data sources.    The data scientist will research, design, and implement cutting-edge algorithms from diverse sources of data for insight discovery and generation of new business revenues.  We are building a team of data scientists and this is an opportunity for an experienced professional to be a leader in creating and promoting advanced analytics and data science capabilities across our entire organization.  If you are looking for a data science role with tremendous creative freedom and growth potential, consider joining Sealed Air where we are building a world-class data science team to support our vision to Create a Better Way for Life.


  • Collaborate with product teams, other data scientists, engineering leaders, and business stakeholders to discover innovative ways of leveraging large repositories of data
  • Translate business problems into quantitative terms and present the results through visualization and prototyping
  • Design innovative data-driven solutions and products that improve efficiencies, revenues and profitability of internal processes and customer operations
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytics and machine learning models
  • Build machine learning models using supervised and unsupervised modeling techniques
  • Design and conduct experiments to determine the feasibility and accuracy of proposed data-driven solutions
  • Work under the guidance of project leads to help manage team projects via task scheduling and tracking, issue management, status reporting, budget management, and stakeholder communication
  • Develop statistical, mathematical and predictive models using strategic business understanding to build the algorithms necessary to ask the right questions and find the right answers
  • Explore and examine data from multiple disparate sources in order to identify, provide reporting on, and analyze trends in KPIs as well as regular reporting for customer applications
  • Provide technical analysis and specifications for visual analytics and reporting needs, and assist with QA and testing of new dashboarding/widgets
  • Provide key insights through building dashboard widgets that enable customers/internal stakeholders to have an ongoing conversation with data
  • Build out a world-class data analytics team, and promote a data smart and analytics aware culture across the Sealed Air organization


Job Description Cont.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Master’s Degree in Data Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Data Science projects and problem solving
  • Project experience with Manufacturing operations is a plus
  • Proficiency with R and Python; familiarity with SAS, SQL, JAVA, Spark,  C/C++
  • Distributed computing, data mining, predictive modeling
  • Statistical methodologies & machine learning
  • Story-telling and visualizing
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a desire to work in R&D
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Can work effectively with remote teams
  • Experience in predictive, prescriptive and cognitive analytics
  • Excellent project management, organization, attention to detail

Requisition id: 26269 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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