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SAP Security Architect Job

DATE: Jun 22, 2022

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 5% 
Non-compete: No 

The estimated base salary range for this role is “$94,230 to $135,720” per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors

​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. 



The SAP Security Architect is an individual contributor 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.  The successful architect leads multiple projects for the assigned area and develops innovative and effective solutions for the most diverse and most complex business problems.


Assigned Area/Responsibility

  • Lead / Participate in the design, implementation, and enhancement of the infrastructure
  • Lead / Participate in requirements gathering in order to provide expert technical guidance on infrastructure solutions
  • Architect technical solutions and infrastructure in order to meet Armstrong’s business objectives
  • Introduce new technologies to Armstrong in order to meet changing business needs
  • Define life-cycle management for infrastructure technologies
  • Provide guidance and direction to contractors and junior team members


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Acts as principal designer for major enterprise solutions architecture including applications, data, and infrastructure architectures as assigned.
  • Develop and manage relationships with vendors in support of staff augmentation and systems support in concert with Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process.  Leads and directs Level 2 teams to maintain operational excellence of infrastructure services.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain best-practice standards, policies, procedures, and associated training plans to ensure optimal daily operations are maintained.
  • Provides integrated systems planning and recommends new or different technologies which will enhance current systems and support overall corporate and business goals.
  • Leads and directs multiple projects managing resources and monitoring progress.
  • Establish/maintain lines of communication with stakeholders with a view to keeping all parties informed of incidents, problems, and resolution
  • Identify opportunities to improve standardization and organizational efficiencies
  • Serve 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.
  • Assist in the development of IT budgets (expense and capital) and estimates.
  • Provides in-depth technical consultation to business partners and IT management to ensure development of efficient infrastructure utilizing established standards, procedures, and methodologies. 
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of project resources as required.
  • Work 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,
  • Researches and evaluates new and/or alternative solutions and technologies to enhance operational effectiveness and reduce costs.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of multi-year functional roadmaps for assigned disciplines.
  • Contribute to the development of overall strategy, tactics, planning and execution of initiatives to support IT services
  • 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 between the business strategies and the technology roadmap.


Travel:  Minimal travel expected, approximately 5%



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Significant understanding of GRC 12 including configuration, rule set, mitigating controls, users provisioning, automation of GRC tasks, and continuous controls monitoring  
  • Experience with SAP Cloud Identity Access Governance (IAG)
  • Experience developing security roles in, but not limited to, the following areas of SAP: S/4HANA, SAP Fiori, BOBJ, BI/BW4 Hana, and GTS. Direct experience with SAP Landscapes using Net weaver and Java base applications.
  • Direct experience and extensive knowledge of SAP Basis fundamentals. Direct experience with Complex implementations across business functions
  • Understanding of SOX compliance and strong working knowledge with Internal Audit as well as external Auditors  
  • Demonstrated experience in area of assigned responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of technologies commonly utilized in a manufacturing environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to translate technical details in business language and relate technical concepts to a business impact.
  • Ability to build relationships and willingness to communicate with customer groups.
  • Strong statistical, analytical and advanced problem-solving skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Broad working knowledge of infrastructure support principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate strategy, vision and direction and to embrace and facilitate change
  • Results-driven, self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Exhibits accountability and accepts responsibility and consequences for work performance and conduct.
  • Sets priorities, overcomes obstacles and opposition and uses organizational skills to get things done in a timely manner.
  • A demonstrated ability to leverage existing resources to maximize technology investments.
  • A demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • Proven teamwork skills and the ability to influence without authority to colleagues, customers and various levels within the organization.
  • Intellectual curiosity supported by strong listening and needs assessment skills; ability to identify root issues versus symptoms
  • Experience in estimating the financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.


Physical and Mental Demands

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for prolonged periods; repetitive motion of hands/wrists/fingers; concentrate and repeat the same physical or mental activities over and over; think analytically and be exact or highly accurate; make decisions such as to identify complex problems, develop options and implement solutions; work in a team; ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADAAA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards; pay attention to and remember details; communicate effectively including active listening to understand points being made, and asking appropriate questions and not interrupting inappropriately; speak to convey information effectively; write to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience; read to understand work related documents; move between different physical locations within and between buildings; and push, pull, carry and lift in the normal course of travel.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with standard level of noise common to an office environment including office equipment and co-workers speaking to each other and on phones.  Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment when entering the floor of manufacturing facilities based on the specific requirements of each location.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field required.
  • 5+ years of infrastructure design and implementation
  • Strong technical grasp of technology architecture preferred in a manufacturing environment


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

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




Other Skills and Abilities 


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 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


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.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


About the location (Lancaster PA)

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.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 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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