Career Opportunities

Why Work at DIR?

group of professionals working together




Are you looking for a career in an organization that is dynamic, technical, and mission-driven?

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is the state agency that oversees information technology for the state of Texas. DIR employs approximately 200 talente​d individuals in professional and technical positions. Our legislative mandate is to provide statewide leadership and oversight for the management of government information and communications technology.

Our workforce supports this mandate through a wide range of technology areas such as:​

  • Telecommunications
  • IT and Network Security
  • Digital Government
  • IT Project Management
  • Technology Sourcing, Procurement and Contract Administration
  • Technology Policy, Planning and Governance
  • IT Enterprise Solutions
  • Data Center Management
  • Administrative Support

If you have experience in any of these areas, we invite you to check our website regularly for positions that suit your career goals. 

four professionals collaborating on a projectOur Culture

Ours is a professional, positive work environment. Open communication with employees is a cornerstone of our employment philosophy. The ever-changing universe of information technology allows our people to work on a variety of new and exciting projects that impact state government and education. DIR employees enjoy working collaboratively with project stakeholders at the statewide level, the private sector, local governments, and others.

Excellent Benefits

As a State of Texas employee, you’ll enjoy a total compensation package that includes:

What employees say about working at DIR:

"I learned how to prioritize tasks and work under pressure with a deadline. The work culture was very friendly. We work in a team to implement projects or modules. The hardest part of the job was getting into someone else's code. I enjoy working with my colleagues. It was a very happy environment. "

"Great place to work, empowered to do your job, very open to new ideas and innovation. A place where your skills are not taken for granted and there is latitude to grow and contribute outside your strict swim lanes."

"A real culture of family. Runs like a business, not like a government agency. I have a positive outlook about my job and recommend working for this agency."

"Awesome state agency. Often people have negative connotation of public service jobs, but DIR feels and operates more like a business. Very intelligent workforce for the most part, with everyone willing to be engaged."

"From day one, everyone has had a great attitude, and all levels of management are genuinely interested in helping individuals attain their professional goals.
Cross-divisional work is highly encouraged.
I experienced a real sense of autonomy and empowerment every day.
Work-life balance is excellent. Teleworking is encouraged.
We've got a clear focus on customer service and performance."

"Employees often have previous private sector experience, and people really do come here with public service motivation. We're home to the state's Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer. As might be expected, there's clear interest in continuous learning, workplace innovation and data-driven decision making. Right now we're working on a proof of concept for a state blockchain protocol, for example. We're also responsible for protecting the state's high value technology assets from cyber attack. We attract very smart individuals from a wide range of tech specialties, and it's cool to be part of an organization where people value expertise. We're doing important work and have a lot of important work ahead of us."

"Was a great place to work. People are very helpful and everyone was nice. Learned a lot about state agencies."

"DIR has done a good job of nurturing a positive work environment."

"I had a very good experience! They are interested in their employees and will help you with everything you need, and the culture was excellent."