Data and Systems Manager

Los Angeles, California
Jul 14, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies and the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies seek a dynamic IT professional to serve as our Data and Systems Manager (DSM).  The Institute of Transportation Studies advances cutting-edge research and education on travel and transportation systems, with a focus on transportation finance, public transit, and innovative mobility. The Lewis Center advances research solutions for California's urban and regional challenges, with an emphasis on housing affordability, transportation, and economic development. These two centers collaborate closely, and the DSM will support the mission and activities of both centers.  The DSM will support research projects and programs in addition to the two centers' core operations.

The DSM will work with faculty and staff researchers to develop and implement plans on how to intelligently incorporate technology and to improve research and educational outcomes.  Plans will include identifying appropriate hardware and software resources, configuring or customizing resources for the problem at hand, assistance with collecting, acquiring, and analyzing data, and creating visualizations.

The DSM will also help to systematize processes and procedures within these centers, working towards an integrated system to meet organizational goals of a growing research operation. This position, under the supervision of the Associate Director will work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure accurate and effective monitoring of programs and activities in the Lewis Center and Institute of Transportation Studies. The DSM will be directly responsible for managing the design, development, implementation and maintenance of core systems including external websites. The DSM will work continuously to improve effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of internal partners and external clients. The DSM will interface with other Information Systems divisions at the UCLA Luskin School of Public affairs and elsewhere at UCLA in order to support cohesion between Center strategic objectives and tactical and technical activities.

The DSM will recruit, manage, and delegate tasks to undergraduate and graduate student assistants who can support the centers' research, education, and administrative functions.




Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference UCLA REQ. # 26105


The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

  • Bachelor's degree in good academic standing from an accredited college or university, with an emphasis on computer science, data science, statistics, urban planning, or a related field.
  • At least four years of relevant professional full-time experience, or an equivalent combination of post-graduate education and experience.
  • Working knowledge of desktop statistical packages, such as R, Stata, or SPSS.
  • Working knowledge of desktop or cloud-based geographic information systems, such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Ability to learn and deploy common web-based software for email communications, event registration and management, web content management, and web analytics.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively and complete assignments promptly amid conflicting demands, multiple deadlines, competing requirements, and changing priorities.
  • Working knowledge of web-based collaboration and project management systems, including Google Drive, Google Apps, Asana, and Doodle.
  • Demonstrated skill in recruiting and supervising entry-level part-time staff, including assessing skills and abilities, organizing workflow, and assigning appropriate work.
  • High level of creativity and an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving.



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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