Armstrong Flooring Inc. IT Network Architect in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
IT Network Architect
Date: Mar 27, 2018
Location: Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania, US, 17603
IT Network Architect
Job: Information Technology
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Employment Status: Full-Time
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has a job opportunity for a Network Architect, Infrastructure Solutions to be located at our Corporate Headquarters in Lancaster, PA. The Network 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.
Lead / Participate in the design, implementation, and enhancement of global 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 :
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 global 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%
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
- Certification in either a process discipline (ITIL, PMI, Six Sigma) or technical discipline (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, etc.)
Other Skills and Abilities:
Significant experience with Cisco-based LAN/WAN technologies including switching, routing and Wi-Fi protocols; WAN optimization and network management including IWAN technologies. In-depth understanding of Checkpoint or similar firewalls, Cisco or similar VPN, URL filtering, IDS/IPS, Security Incident Event Management, and vulnerability assessment. Direct experience with global and regional system implementations.
Experience with Citrix netscaler and/or VMware NSX desired
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.
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. Click here at http://www.armstrong.com/common/uscorp/content/files/88590.pdf to read stories about Armstrong Flooring employees and how they have found “home” in Lancaster County and surrounding areas.
Why Armstrong Flooring?
With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.
Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
Competitive 401(k) with company match
Long term disability coverage
Vacation and sick time
Product discount programs.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.
Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.
Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring 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.
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