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Information Technology Leadership Program Job

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  



Acuity's Information Systems and Technology Leadership Program is designed to identify high potential candidates in the fields of Information Systems Management and Computer Science. These candidates join the company in full time professional roles that are designed to enhance their early career development. Each participant spends their first 18-24 months of employment rotating every 6 months in various roles. These roles are largely designed to allow a wide range of exposure to the IST organization and simultaneously give each part of the organization exposure to the member of the program. The goal of the leadership program is to expose new grads to a variety of paths within a discipline while preparing for a more permanent position after completing 3 – 4 rotations. This allows participants to build their skill sets and find their niche within the company. Leadership Program start dates will be available for December 2020 and May 2021 graduates.


Rotations and assignments are determined by the need of the business and may include the following:


  • Sales application development
  • Operations application development
  • Development operations
  • Database Administration
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Network Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • IOT
  • Frontline
  • App Support
  • Agency Support
  • Finance-Sales


Along with the experience gained within the rotations, recent graduates will participate in activities to enhance connection to the company as a whole and encourage personal growth. Some of these activities include:


  • Two-day onboarding event for all participants to ensure integration to the organization and program
  • A one on one mentorship with an information systems and technology leader for the duration of the program
  • Quarterly Leadership Program Summits focused on specific aspects of the business
  • Social and networking events
  • Lunch and learn opportunities
  • Performance reviews and report out meetings at the end of each rotation
Company Perks and Benefits


  • 4-Day Work Week (select positions)
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Company Sports Leagues
  • Workplace Empowerment Groups
  • On-Site Fitness Facilities (select locations)
  • Philanthropic Opportunities
  • 401K Matching Program
Position Requirements


  • 0 to 2 years of work experience plus the education listed below
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, MIS, or other related field – graduation date in December 2020 or May 2021 accepted
Applicants should be:


  • Brilliant
    • Proven innovative problem-solving skills
    • Flexible to change centered around continuous improvement
    • Professional and mature demeanor
    • Leadership experience
  • Productive
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
    • Ability to recognize opportunities and take initiative
  • Connected
    • Proven ability to work in a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Embraces diverse people and ideas
Travel Requirements
  • 1-20%
Physical Requirements
  • Sedentary Work


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  1842

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Information Technology, Engineer, Information Systems, Computer Science, Database, Technology, Engineering

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