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Company: Academy Sports + Outdoors
Location: Katy, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


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Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

Job Description:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant field of study preferred

Work Experiences:

  • 10+ years of IT experience
  • 5+ years of management experience
  • Understanding of a customer service environment and KPI's
  • Proven track record of successful IT project management


  • Effectively communicate with customers of all levels (technical and non- technical)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to work well under pressure while consistently meeting time sensitive deadlines
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment
  • Ability to analyze data to create KPI
  • Strong Microsoft Office program experience, including Excel and Word
  • Communication – effective listening, speaking, and writing


  • Work with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new and innovative technology implementations that meet the evolving business needs
  • Analyze existing operations and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of IT systems
  • Create and maintain a strategic plan for IT infrastructure initiatives with a rolling 3-year horizon
  • Ensure adherence to system development life cycle, audit, compliance, information security, and quality standards
  • Ensure the efficient utilization of IT resources, including personnel and equipment – across the organization
  • Support VP of Service Operations to strategize, manage, integrate and coordinate overall IT direction and strategies that support and compliment business strategies and objectives.
  • Manage and maintain system and storage disaster recovery procedures and plans
  • Communicate status of technology projects and system performance to IT management team
  • Participate and often lead other IT managers in the design, development and support of technology systems with a focus on back-end infrastructure including database, operating system and enterprise hardware
  • Coordinate changes made by assigned work groups with all other areas of the IT department and with the Academy enterprise as needed
  • Research new equipment in all areas of responsibilities to improve efficiency and availability
  • Ensure processes are in place to maintain configuration data, capacity and availability management
  • Maintain internal control documentation, effectively perform assigned internal controls, remediate internal control exceptions, and respond to internal and external audit requests.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy's policies, procedures and safety rules

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.​

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