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Identity & Access Management Architect Job

DATE: Jun 19, 2021

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Information Technology 

Primary location: LancasterPennsylvania 

Relocation offered: No 

Employment status: Full-Time 

Travel: 5%  



Location: Lancaster, PA. A great central location 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, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



As our Identity & Access Management Architect, you will be 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. In addition, you will lead multiple projects and develop innovative and effective solutions for the most diverse and most complex business problems.


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of twelve facilities.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer 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.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.



What does it mean to work at Armstrong?


It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.



By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 



What you'll be doing:

  • Leading requirements gathering, design, implementation, and enhancement of global infrastructure
  • Architecting technical solutions and infrastructure and introducing new technologies
  • Defining life-cycle management for infrastructure technologies
  • Acting as principal designer for all major enterprise architecture solutions
  • Leading and directing Level 2 teams to ensure operational excellence of infrastructure services
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining best-practice standards, policies, procedures, and associated training plans
  • Providing integrated systems planning and recommending new or different technologies
  • Establishing and maintaining lines of communication with stakeholders and vendors
  • Identifying opportunities to improve global standardization and organizational efficiencies
  • Serving as a point of escalation for issues requiring a higher degree of expertise
  • Assisting with developing IT budgets (expense and capital) and estimates
  • Helping with recruitment and selection of project resources
  • Collaborate with management to identify and prioritize projects in the portfolio
  • Researching and evaluating new and alternative solutions and technologies
  • Supporting creation and maintenance of multi-year functional roadmaps
  • Contributing to development of overall strategy, tactics, planning, and execution of initiatives
  • Documenting technical architecture design and analysis work
  • Developing, maintaining, and documenting disaster recovery plans
  • Maintaining technical documentation and process topology
  • Identifying, cultivating, and driving initiatives for automating business processes
  • Leading strategic and operational direction of AWI's identity and access management practice
  • Ensuring daily operation and long-term health of identity and access management ecosystem
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing a plan to mitigate loss of Active Directory services
  • Developing and driving roadmap for identity management practice
  • Continuously evaluate opportunities for cost optimization


What will make you successful:

  • Working knowledge of enterprise infrastructure and computer networks including software defined networking, process control networks, application centric infrastructure
  • Expertise in Azure Active Directory design, implementation, administration, and upgrades.
  • Expertise in MIM implementation, administration, and upgrades
  • Drive toward modern device management transformation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, and experience in macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems
  • Ability to design, develop, and deploy PowerShell scripts
  • Working knowledge of enterprise infrastructure hosting environments and data center technology including hyper converged infrastructure, SCOM
  • Experience with acting as a technology evangelist and advocating for change in the enterprise
  • Passion for and understanding of leveraging emerging technology progression (i.e. cloud adoption and mobile computing)
  • Working knowledge of technologies commonly utilized in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to translate technical details in business language
  • Broad working knowledge of infrastructure support principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate strategy, vision, and direction and embrace change


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in end user computing solutions architecture.
  • Technical expertise with Windows 10, SCCM, application readiness, Office 365 and end user computing technologies to enable a successful Microsoft workplace deployment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft 365 services.
  • Experience implementing single-sign-on capabilities for on-prem and cloud applications


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical grasp of technology architecture in a manufacturing environment.
  • Certification in either a process discipline (ITIL, PMI, Six Sigma) or technical discipline (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, etc.)
  • Experience with the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, including Azure Active Directory



Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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