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SAP Security Architect Job

DATE: Jul 15, 2019

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No 
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 is currently seeking a SAP Security Architect to join our Information Technology team at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA. In your role as SAP Security Architect, you will mainly be responsible for providing the highest level of expertise for the development, specification, and communication of our enterprise technology architecture plan and the integration of corporate and business area architectures.


You will also be expected to lead multiple projects for the assigned area and develop innovative and effective solutions for the most diverse and most complex business problems.


Responsibilities of the SAP Security Architect:

  • Lead and participate in design, implementation, and enhancement of security infrastructure
  • Gather requirements to provide expert technical guidance on infrastructure solutions
  • Architect technical solutions and infrastructure to meet business objectives
  • Define life-cycle management for infrastructure technologies
  • Provide guidance and direction to contractors and junior team members
  • Act as principal designer for major enterprise solutions and infrastructure architecture  
  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors in support of staff augmentation
  • Lead and direct Level 2 teams to maintain operational excellence of infrastructure services
  • Develop, implement, and maintain best-practice standards, policies, procedures, and trainings
  • Provide integrated systems planning and recommend new or different technologies
  • Lead and direct multiple projects while managing resources and monitoring progress
  • Establish and maintain clear lines of communication with stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities to improve standardization and organizational efficiencies
  • Serve as point of escalation for team issues requiring a higher degree of expertise or discretion
  • Resolve and ensure timely resolution of issues by focusing on root-cause analysis and implementing corrective action plans
  • Assist with development of IT budgets (expense and capital) and estimates
  • Provide in-depth technical consultation to business partners and IT management
  • Collaborate with management to identify and prioritize projects in portfolio associated with maintenance of existing systems, development and implementation of new systems, resolution of more complex problems, and the evaluation of emergent technologies
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of multi-year functional roadmaps
  • Contribute to development of overall strategy, tactics, planning, and execution of IT initiatives
  • Document necessary technical architecture design and analysis work, including project post mortem documentation and metric collection
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans, including documenting solutions and procedures
  • Maintain technical documentation and process topology to ensure alignment of IT roadmap


Required Qualifications and Education of the SAP Security Architect:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of infrastructure design and implementation experience
  • Experience leading global and regional SAP system implementations
  • Working knowledge of technologies commonly utilized in manufacturing
  • Understanding of SOX compliance and strong working knowledge with Internal Audit as well as external Auditors
  • 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 applications.
  • Understanding of GRC 10.1 including configuration, rule set, mitigating controls and provisioning
  • Experience with and deep knowledge of SAP Basis fundamentals
  • Prior experience with estimating financial impact of technical architecture alternatives


Preferred Qualifications of the SAP Security Architect:

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


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/Veterans



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 AWI via mail, email or in any form and/or method, including to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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