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Job Description :

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment?  How about working for a global 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 global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. 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 Backup & Storage Infrastructure Analyst/Architect to be located in Lancaster, PA. The Backup & Storage Infrastructure Analyst/Architect will be responsible for administering backup and storage in a global environment. Additionally, they will be responsible for the direct implementation, troubleshooting and management of a global infrastructure.


Key Responsibilities of the Backup & Storage Infrastructure Analyst/Architect:

  • Providing comprehensive designs to address and compliment the company’s strategic Enterprise Backup and Storage direction
  • Implementing and managing architectures based on best practices and in compliance with security and corporate guidelines
  • Utilizing management tools to monitor, evaluate, and report health statistics of the Backup and Storage environments
  • Collaborating with Facilities Management for Data Center security, resiliency, and uptime
  • Performing capacity planning and performance analysis
  • Developing and planning time/resource estimates and cost benefit analyses for projected activities
  • Responding to issue escalation and service interruption as a confident technical leader (i.e. assumes technical leadership role in problem resolution and performs root cause analysis)
  • Preparing technical subject matter presentations for business leaders and peers
  • Maintaining effective relationships with off-shore staff, vendors, consultants, service providers and leverages these relationships to ensure best-fit solutions and execution of those solutions
  • Evaluating emerging technologies
  • Seeking continuous improvement opportunities for productivity improvement and cost control


Required Qualifications for the Backup & Storage Infrastructure Analyst/Architect:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of related infrastructure architecture experience, or an Associate’s degree in computer science or a related discipline with a minimum of 12 years of related infrastructure architecture experience. An advanced degree is preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in Commvault backup solutions software
  • 5+ years’ experience in backup solutions for VMware virtual infrastructure environment
  • 5+ years’ experience in Oracle and SQL server database backup and recovery
  • 3+ years’ experience with VMware vSphere virtual server infrastructure
  • 3+ years’ experience with cloud backup and storage technology
  • Experience administering enterprise & mid-tier storage subsystems and understanding of concepts such as Raid Groups and Storage Pools, Virtualization and remote storage replication.
  • Experience with Brocade SAN fabric technologies
  • Understanding of storage networking fundamentals, concepts, and components, including storage subsystems, SCSI, NFS, Fiber Channel, switches, iSCSI, HBAs, virtualization, zoning, LUN masking, LVM, etc.
  • Experience with performance engineering and tuning of large scale data backups
  • Experience with advanced backup configurations, such as de-duplication, encryption, snapshot, image level backup, etc.
  • Experience with SAN and NAS storage administration, particularly on HP and Dell platforms
  • Experience with Windows 2008, 2012, 2016 and RedHat Enterprise LINUX (RHEL) 5.x, 6.x., 7.x


Desired Qualifications for the Backup & Storage Infrastructure Analyst/Architect:

  • Competency in the following areas; HPE 3PAR as well as Dell Compellent.
  • Strong scripting abilities.
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Experience with different tape library technologies
  • Have a working knowledge of hyperconverged solutions


Why Armstrong?


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.

For more than 150 years, we have 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.


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 Armstrong employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong employees, or to Armstrong’s resume database will be considered Armstrong property. Armstrong will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong 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.


Armstrong will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong 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 Armstrong's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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