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Director of Systems Engineering

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Local Title: Director of Systems Engineering
Budget Title: Director
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Process improvement and Performance Management at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Director of Systems Engineering. The successful candidate will:

  • Prioritize all process improvement activities and aligns projects based on Downstate's mission, vision, and values.
  • Maintain departmental budget and evaluates resource need as required.
  • Develop goals and plans that complement and support the organization improvement gain.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of education surrounding lean six sigma ideologies.
  • Develop presentations to be used both internally and externally to support process improvement effort and success. 
  • Maintain relationship with the Downstate Community and clinical system resources.
  • Obtain routine information and respond to basic questions.
  • Exchange detailed or non-routine information.
  • Exchange detailed information of critical or sensitive nature (i.e. salary, patient, test scores/academic grades).
  • Advise or counsel other on complex matters. (i.e. benefits or academic requirements).
  • Participate in resolving difficult interpersonal situations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Applied Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Advanced skills using SPSS, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and other software statistical tools to present data and reports to improvement committees. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or MBA preferred.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean or Change Management expertise preferred.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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