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


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Job Description:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant field of study or equivalent years of experience

Work Experiences:

  • 10+ years Information Technology management experience, including experience with the following areas:
  • Technically proficient with IBM Rational Software Architect, UML 2.x structural modeling, and UML metmodeling
  • Roadmapping and governance of full solution stack: from high-level business function to low-level hardware devices
  • Enterprise integration patterns leveraging IBM middleware including IBM MessageBroker and IBM DataStage
  • Up-to-date knowledge of information security best practices and PCI requirements
  • Technically proficient in database replication technologies including Oracle DataGuard, IBM CDC and Dell Shareplex
  • Technically proficient with multiple operating system environments including IBM pSeries/AIX, SuSe Linux, RHEL/CentOS, and Microsoft Windows Server
  • Technically proficient with multiple development technologies including Java and bash-style scripting
  • Technically proficient with multiple service platforms including: Lotus Domino, ServiceNow, and IBM BlueMix
  • Technically proficient in SAN/NAS storage systems
  • Technically proficient with corporate-scale LAN/WAN networking and data architectures
  • Technically proficient with major cloud IaaS providers including AWS, SoftLayer, and Azure
  • Technically proficient Hadoop technologies including: Hive/HCatalog, Nifi, WebHDFS, Knox, and Avro


  • Contribute to and encourage an environment oriented to trust, open communication, transparency, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort
  • Communicate effectively to senior management, business stakeholders, and peer groups; understand the appropriate level of detail to communicate to a given audience
  • 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 remain organized, pay attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment
  • Self-motivated and curious
  • Ability to keep sight of long-term objectives
  • Strong Microsoft Office program experience, including Excel and Word
  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties


  • Assign, schedule and manage the duties of the IT Architecture team
  • Plan annual capital and operational budgets
  • Schedule and manage the projects assigned to the IT Architecture team
  • Development of talent management roadmap for senior management team
  • Participate as a knowledge expert in enterprise-level architectural decisions
  • Plan and execute replication and DR activities that pertain to database systems
  • Forecasting and planning of capacity and performance upgrades
  • Keep abreast of IT industry trends and developments to help identify potential new technologies for the improvement of Academy's systems infrastructure
  • Manage priorities and handle concurrent projects
  • Lead a cross-functional team through priority 1 issues when they arise
  • Develop talent management roadmaps that attract and retain top talent and are aligned with the team's strategic priorities
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy's policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Duties may change; team member may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Regular attendance required
  • Flexible work schedule to support business needs
  • 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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