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Software Engineer/Architect

Company: Armstrong World Industries
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation offered: No
Employment status: Full-Time
Travel: 10%
Non-compete: No

The estimated base salary range for this role is "$97,060.00 to $167,750.00" per year.
Individual pay is based on 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.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Customer Solutions, the Customer Solutions Architect will conceive, design, develop, test, and integrate new elements for software technology that powers the company's ProjectWorks Design and Pre-Construction Service. This work will be in support of aggressive growth across all business units including Mineral Fiber, WAVE, and Architectural Specialties. With a focus on user experience and user efficiency, the incumbent will be responsible for digitally developing new and existing product lines, features, tools, and functionality into the ProjectWorks software platform.

Utilizing a creative design and agile workflow approach, this individual will guide all planning, scope, and requirements definition, functional design, prototyping, development/build, and test phases of software development, while also maintaining code quality at an advanced level. This will include integrating with manufacturing and other business software that ProjectWorks and the company currently utilize.

This position requires an elevated level of collaboration with both internal and external development teams, while also fostering critical relationships with other key members of the ProjectWorks Team, the company's other technical teams, and customers. ProjectWorks continues to push the boundaries of how digital technology and software can be used to streamline the construction process from design to installation, while also providing a best-in-class customer experience.

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

  • Works as part of the ProjectWorks Development and Build Team to craft and execute development and build plans that drive the value proposition and differentiation that ProjectWorks provides across all types of commercial construction projects.
  • Creates alignment between the ProjectWorks Team and the Software Development Team to establish a development and build a plan for new and existing product line integrations, feature and tool enhancements, technical solution detail creation, testing, and strategic planning of critical workflows and systems.
  • Manages the technical development and builds project flow across multiple teams and project types.
    • Provides technical expertise with object-oriented development, Java and .net preferred, and concurrent systems development (multithreaded, distributed, etc.)
    • Works in an agile/dynamic environment and gets involved in all technical activities with the team such as estimating, sprint planning, software development life cycle activities, code reviews, end-user deployment, and documentation creation.
    • Ensures software deliverables align with the technical architecture, development standards, and quality practices.
    • Works with the ProjectWorks Team to develop, maintain and update yearly development and build plans/goals.
    • Supports future vision technical planning, execution of new product integrations, and development of new software platforms in the ProjectWorks service.
    • Develops Best Practice Standard Work to create requirements and implementation plans for working, end-to-end software solutions.
    • Develops Best Practice Standard Work to ensure there is proper technical analysis from an installation perspective for ceiling solutions across all business units.

      Travel: Minimal; less than 10%


      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.

      • Strong problem-solving and programming skills, with the ability to turn high-level goals into creative, efficient, and well-documented solutions.
      • Passion for improving the customer experience and end-user experience.
      • Attention to quality, user-oriented software design.
      • Ability to provide direction and mentorship to other team members.
      • Ability to easily build and maintain relationships and add value within a team environment.
      • Passion for integrating design and technology with a desire to experiment and explore innovative ideas.
      • Excellent and effective communication skills along with the ability to influence and collaborate with process partners in delivering great software solutions.
      • Understanding of AutoCAD and equivalent 2D/3D architectural/design programs.
      • Ability to use the following technologies:
        • Object-oriented development
        • Core Java
        • SQL Database
        • GIT, Maven
        • Knowledge of architectural/interior solutions.
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Teams, and Zoom.

          Education and/or Experience

          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in computer science, engineering or a related field required.
          • 10+ years of professional IT experience,
          • 7+ years as a software developer or similar role.
          • Experience with code quality testing and code reviews using modern tools/best practices, e.g., automated testing.
          • Experience with BIM, and Revit software.
          • Experience with the following technologies: Unity, Amazon Web Services (AWS), .NET, and Junit.
          • Experience with the commercial construction industry.

            Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

            • Certification in either a process discipline (ITIL, PMI, Six Sigma) or technical discipline.

              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 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 encounter while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions with a 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.

              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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Keywords: Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster , Software Engineer/Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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