Academy Sports + Outdoors Manager of IT Store Systems Development in Katy, Texas

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

Who is Academy Sports + Outdoors?Academy Sports + Outdoors is a $4.7 billion dollar sporting goods retailer with a growing ecommerce website and more than 240 stores in 16 different states located in the South, Southeast, and Midwest. We opened our first store in 1938 and now boast more than 23,000 team members as one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the United States.What is our inspiration?Simply put: our customers. At Academy, our goal is to “Make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors.” Whether you’re an outdoorsman, athlete, sports fan, or parent of an aspiring all-star, Academy is interested in supporting your dreams and pastimes. Academy’s Information Technology team is vital to achieving that goal through building and enhancing our online presence, supporting team member technology in the store’s, and exploring new ways to use data to make game changing decisions and run more efficiently every day. You will have the ability to make an impact in the work that you do and have the access needed to leadership in order to share your ideas and solutions.

Job Description

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or other related Engineering discipline.

Work Experiences:

  • 10+ years of experience on Store systems particularly Retail Point of Sale and other distributed Commercial applications as well as custom developed applications

  • 3+ years of experience at a managerial capacity leading, coaching and mentoring Software development professionals

  • 5+ Years of solid experience delivering software applications at a leadership capacity

  • Solid experience around technical and functional with exposure on implementation and customization.

  • 10+ years of solid experience on developing integration using tools and framework like SOAP and RESTFul web services, JMS asynchronous services, SMTP, (S)FTP, etc.,

  • Excellent knowledge and experience on Oracle, DB2, MS-SQL Server with Strong skills on SQL and Unix Shell Scripts.

Skills:

  • Java, RDBMS, SQL, Stored Procedures, Data Integrations, Scripting Languages, etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internal and external

  • Analytical, with strong problem-solving abilities and creative resolution skills

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to remain organized, pay strict attention to detail, and meet critical deadlines within a high volume, fast-paced environment

  • Excellent analytic skills with the ability to use key tools to dive deep and provide analysis consistently on performance metrics

  • Excellent debugging skills and fixing issues with short span of time with minimal support from Leads.

  • Strong Microsoft Office program experience, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties

Responsibilities:

  • Lead & Manage software development responsibilities for developing, enhancing and maintaining various software applications

  • Establish Trust and Build relationship with senior level stakeholders in back-office functional areas within business

  • Lead software developers to deliver well-designed scalable enterprise applications

  • Provide expertise and recommend solutions to complex technical issues

  • Formalize standards and best practices for various software design patterns, execution approaches, stakeholder management etc.

  • Lead, Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies and options for software development

  • Ability to manage tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Academy policies, procedures and safety rules

  • Responsibilities may change; team members may be required to perform other tasks as assigned

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 70 years. With over 22,000+ team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.