Jobs in IT at the University of California

There are many open positions in IT across the UC locations at any one time. The UC Office of the President hosts a website where you can search for all IT jobs at any or all locations. For example, try using the keyword “information technology,” or a job title, and select All Locations.

Occasionally, a campus CIO will feature a particular open position (see below). These positions are posted here for one to two months. Notification about them is sent out via the subscription newsletter for the UC IT Blog.

Featured positions

Director, Applications – UCOP

The Director of Applications will oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost, and risk of applications by: providing leadership, vision and direction to the teams in the organization to ensure it will contribute to the University achieving its goals. He/she will work with CIO and other IT leaders, develop overall IT strategy in the context of the business strategy; and develop productive relationships with business leaders across the organization to influence how applications can enable new sources of value. The Director will define and enhance methodologies and practices for the application life cycle management in line with best practice and practical experience of continuous improvement; he/she will ensure that application development processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with university social responsibility, environmental and technical policies and applicable standards and legislation. The Director will manage application group personnel, developing their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of the organization, as well as building on existing recruiting capabilities to address new needs and skills gaps. He/she will also manage relationships with major vendors and service providers to ensure they cost-effectively meet the needs of the organization while implementing and managing status reporting, metrics and benchmarks. The Director will also conduct regular reviews/surveys of stakeholder satisfaction with applications, publish the results and, where necessary, implement action plans to improve satisfaction.

The Directors’ primary responsibility is to ensure the applications cost-effectively meet the needs of the business by: Overseeing the assessment of the technical and business fitness of the application portfolio and their associated costs and risks; Facilitate the application governance process to gain consensus on a prioritized set of measurable business outcomes that applications must support; Work with stakeholders to define a prioritized set of business outcomes and application work to accomplish those outcomes within the limitations of the application budget. He/she will accomplish this application work in a way that improves the business and technical fitness of the application portfolio and minimizes its ongoing support costs; overseeing the application organization’s successful delivery of these business outcomes in partnership with business colleagues, realization of benefits to ensure that business outcomes are achieved, and support activities in conjunction with infrastructure and operations to ensure the applications perform well in production. The Director will work with the Security leadership to ensure that the organization’s applications are effectively secured and that risks are mitigated while establishing and assuring adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.

Director, Enterprise Technology Services – UCLA

As a key member of the IT Services leadership team, the Director, Enterprise Technology Services is accountable for the management and delivery of enterprise technology services including compute, storage, network, and infrastructure services. The Director will guide strategic planning, enterprise technical architecture, engineering, and operations for the campus’ IT infrastructure, including the campus network, communications systems, data center, computing platforms, storage, and ancillary support systems. Ensures mission-critical information technology services are highly available, secure, and effectively delivered while managing the cost of service delivery. Conducts short‐ and long‐range planning to support the enterprise information technology requirements of the UCLA campus; participates in technology forecasting, tracking, and planning to ensure that emerging technologies are effectively supported. Collaborates with campus IT leaders in the coordination and delivery of cost-effective campus‐wide IT services. Possesses significant authority and responsibility to guide the utilization and implementation of advanced technologies to enable realization of academic, research, and administrative strategies.

The Director provides technical advice, guidance, and assistance to IT Services leadership. Represents the campus in system-wide initiatives, projects, conferences and shared-service strategies. Establishes infrastructure standards for the organization and is accountable for their effective application. Ensures achievement of technology targets that have a significant impact on the overall success of the division and the University. Directs large and complex programs impacting broad constituencies across the UCLA campus. Articulates goals, formulates plans, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources. The Director is responsible for administering policies, providing sustainable stewardship for university resources, and continuous improvement of technology operations for business-critical infrastructure of enterprise scope; directs and manages hiring, performance management, professional and technical skill development to ensure organization is able to support the needs of the campus community.