Helmut Seifert Print





:  Planetary, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Earth

  Europa Clipper, EIS, IVO, Parker Solar Probe, ISIS-EPI-Lo, Solar Orbiter, SIS

Degree Field of Study Year Attained Institution Name
MBA Business Administration 2002 Univ of Maryland College Park, Maryland
Ph.D. Physics 1990 Univ of Maryland College Park, Maryland
B.S. Physics 1984 Univ. of Ulm, Germany

30 years of professional experience in Systems Engineering (SE) and Project Management (PM) on a number of NASA and NOAA programs.  Has performed systems engineering, project management, quality management, and technical task leadership to support the entire life cycle of complex satellite command & control systems, simulation systems, data processing information systems, and satellite payloads.  
Has developed and published extensive technical / scientific, programmatic, management, and procurement documentation; presentations; plans; papers; studies; interface control documentation; reports, schedules; and analysis reports.  
SE tasks included concept definition, requirements definition / development / allocation / tracking, design, analysis, simulation, trade studies, risk identification / tracking / management / mitigation, development / implementation, integration, and testing of numerous systems.  
PM experience includes project initiation / planning / execution / monitoring & controlling / closeout; technical direction / task leadership; team development; subcontractor management / coordination; sponsor engagement and support; competitor relations; government project and personnel support; new business development; professional training; financial planning / forecasting / reporting; performance monitoring (e.g. Balanced Score Card).

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Start Year End Year Description
2007 Current Program Manager, JHUAPL Space Exploration Sector, Civil Space Mission Area (1) Currently Project Manager for development of the Europa Clipper Imaging System (EIS). (2) Previously Project Manager for the Energetic Particles Low Energy (EPI-Lo) instrument on NASA's Parker Solar Probe (PSP) and the Suprathermal Ion Spectrograph (SIS) on ESA's Solar Orbiter (SO) mission.
1998 2007 Program Manager, Integral Systems, Inc. (1) Managed a number of NOAA programs to design and maintain satellite ground system components. (2) Led and took part in several successful proposal efforts for new business. (3) As corporate Quality Manager led deployment of an ISO 9001:2000 corporate quality management system and initiated implementation of CMMI in the Government Business Division
1998 1998 System Engineer, Raytheon Systems Company Coordinated integration of scientific software and algorithms into NASA'sEOSDIS information system for processing and disseminating satellite climate data.
1990 1998 Project Manager and Technical Lead, NASA/GSFC (NAS/NRC and Universities Space Research Association) (1) Led design of Monte-Carlo simulation and data analysis software for SPI on ESA's INTEGRAL mission. (2) Led a team of engineers and technicians through successful calibration, testing, integration and launch of TGRS on NASA's GGS/WIND mission. (3) Led design and implementation of a relational database-driven, scientific IT system and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for TGRS.
Year Description
1983-1984 Fulbright Travel Scholarship
1990-1992 National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (NRC) Fellowship
2003-present Beta Gamma Sigma Business School Honor Society
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