Manager Software Engineering

Armstrong World Industries

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time





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AWI has recently launched our first eCommerce site which is a cutting-edge, end-to-end platform that connects facility managers, business owners and consumers with ceiling solutions. We are building a team to own, manage and grow this platform as we work to transform the building products buying experience.

Our site can be found at:

As our Manager of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for aligning the business and technology strategy to facilitate the success of this ecommerce startup.

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 no 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:

  • Set the technical vision and build the technical product roadmap to scale a word class product and services ecommerce experience; including defining long-term goals and strategies
  • Define technical requirements and systems architecture with clarity on feasibility, time, cost, and impact
  • Set buy/build strategy and negotiate with vendors to follow through on the strategy
  • Define best practices around coding methodologies, software development, and quality assurance
  • Attract and retain a team of world-class engineers
  • Establish a high performing, one-team engineering culture emphasizing creativity, growth, and development
  • Ensure all internal processes and external services comply with security and privacy regulations
  • Define and implement a consistent and repeatable process for quality assurance across all areas of organization and product build
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in the marketplace, with constant evaluation of technological advancements and innovation to mitigate impediments and cultivate success

What will make you successful:

  • 8+ years architecting & building ecommerce experiences from pre-launch through maturity
  • Startup experience in key engineering leadership positions at high-growth technology companies
  • Experience scaling products, overseeing their build from MVP to mass scale
  • Hands-on skills in one or more modern programming languages (Nodejs, Typescript and Ruby preferred)
  • Experience with building service based architecture including use of micro services frameworks
  • Deep experience of application security and experience with PCI and regulatory compliance
  • Strong knowledge of DevOps and cloud infrastructure services (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Very thorough analytical and problem-solving skills - including requirements analysis, debugging and risk assessment

Preferred experience:

  • Experience in software development using Shopify
  • SAP integration experience
  • Demonstrates creativity with a keen focus on innovative. Ability to think outside of the box and is intellectually curious
  • Knowledge of selling processes and strategies to capitalize on opportunities.
  • Strong communication skills and reports pertinent information at key milestones through clear, concise oral and written communication.

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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