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Lancaster, PA, US

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Job Description :

Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 5%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) has a job opportunity for a SAP Security Architect. The SAP Security Architect is responsible for providing the highest level of expertise for the development, specification and communication of the enterprise technology architecture plan, the infrastructure components required to support it and in the integration of corporate and business area architectures.


Key Responsibilities of the SAP Security Architect:

  • Acting as principal designer for major enterprise solutions architecture including applications, data, and infrastructure architectures as assigned
  • Developing and managing relationships with vendors in support of staff augmentation and systems support in concert with Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process
  • Providing integrated systems planning and recommends new or different technologies which will enhance current systems and support overall corporate and business goals
  • Leading and directing multiple projects managing resources and monitoring progress
  • Establishing/maintaining lines of communication with stakeholders with a view to keeping all parties informed of incidents, problems, and resolution
  • Identifying opportunities to improve standardization and organizational efficiencies
  • Serving as a point of escalation for team member’s issues requiring a higher degree of expertise or discretion to resolve and ensure timely resolution of issues by focusing on root cause analysis and implementing corrective action plans
  • Assisting in the development of IT budgets (expense and capital) and estimates
  • Providing in-depth technical consultation to business partners and IT management to ensure development of efficient infrastructure utilizing established standards, procedures, and methodologies
  • Working collaboratively with management to identify and prioritize projects in the portfolio associated with the maintenance of existing systems, development and implementation of new systems, resolution of more complex problems and the evaluation of emergent technologies through developing business cases that include options, recommendation, cost/benefit and risk analysis
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of multi-year functional roadmaps for assigned disciplines.
  • Contributing to the development of overall strategy, tactics, planning and execution of initiatives to support IT services
  • Documenting necessary technical architecture design and analysis work, including project post mortem documentation and metric collection
  • Developing and maintaining disaster recovery plans, including documenting solutions and procedures


Required Qualifications for the SAP Security Architect:

  • High School Diploma plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in SAP Security or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years of infrastructure design and implementation
  • Strong technical grasp of technology architecture preferred in a manufacturing environment
  • Significant understanding of GRC 10.1 including configuration, rule set, mitigating controls and users provisioning
  • Experience developing security roles in, but not limited to, the following areas of SAP: ECC, S/4 Hana, BOBJ, BI/BW, GTS, EWM and Portal
  • Direct experience with SAP Landscapes using Net weaver and Java base application
  • Understanding of SOX compliance and strong working knowledge with Internal Audit as well as external Auditors 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to translate technical details in business language and relate technical concepts to a business impact


Preferred Qualification for the SAP Security Architect:

  • Certification in either a process discipline (ITIL, PMI, Six Sigma) or technical discipline (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, HANA, etc.)




Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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