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


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, Management Information Systems, Accounting, Business Administration or relevant field of study required

Work Experiences:

  • 3+ year's work experience in IT governance management, IT/Cyber risk assessment, compliance, or IT audit
  • Experience with IT policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines and risk assessments
  • Formal knowledge of IT systems and processes, and systems development life cycle processes and policies
  • Knowledge of IT industry standards and best practices as they relate to IT governance areas such as COBIT, COSO, PCI-DSS, ITIL, ISO 27001
  • Corporate retail IT experience preferred
  • Experience working with compliance initiatives related to Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS preferred
  • Experience working with compliance initiatives related to Data Loss Prevention, Data Classification, or Data Management is a plus
  • Leading industry certification (CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC) or the ability to obtain certification within 3 months is a plus


  • Ability to define and execute upon governance programs
  • Ability to lead or work on projects of all sizes and complexity
  • Ability to facilitate group work sessions and drive team consensus
  • Ability to work well under pressure while consistently meeting time sensitive deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to interface effectively with individuals at various levels
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as effectively contribute to a team environment
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet multiple deadlines simultaneously in a fast paced, frequently changing environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office program experience, including Project, Visio, Excel, & Word
  • Scripting languages such as VB, Perl, PowerShell, Python, and/or SQL are a plus


  • Execute and manage IT/cyber security risk assessments to identify and evaluate IT/cyber security compliance and operational risks ensuring appropriate risk management strategies are defined and implemented
  • Manage the periodic assessment of IT control effectiveness and accurately document and manage remediation plans to address control weaknesses within designated timelines
  • Provide PCI DSS, SOX, and governance expertise and consulting to the IT organization, business, and IT projects
  • Communicate governance, security, and compliance requirements and objectives through training, awareness materials and remediation plans to ensure an appropriate compliance-aware culture
  • Drive efforts with IT teams to ensure appropriate, effective procedures are defined and approved to support IT policies/standards/guidelines
  • Coordinate PCI DSS, SOX, and ad hoc audits with internal and external parties to ensure all objectives are met with minimal disruption to operations
  • Participate in the annual review of IT policies, standards and related documents; propose new policies, standards, controls, and related documents as needed; update policy framework documents annually to meet governance requirements
  • Assess and manage new and ongoing IT policy violations and exceptions and regularly report progress of remediations and mitigations
  • Identify vulnerability, weakness, and risk KPIs and metrics, prepare and present reports/dashboards to management
  • Utilize data analysis to develop a more proactive and anticipatory approach to IT risk management
  • Develop business cases, including costs and business justification, for mitigation/damage reduction and defensive/proactive security and compliance proposals including firewalls, encryption, and identity management
  • Participate in periodic training and testing to maintain currency in governance, security, and compliance concepts
  • Lead meetings effectively by setting agendas, maintaining focus and identifying action items
  • Ensure that all functions and activities are performed in accordance with accepted IT department standards and procedures
  • Manage workload, resolving and escalating issues, as appropriate, and to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Duties may change; Team Members may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Regular attendance required
  • 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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