Systems Engineering Education Development (SEED) Program
at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
SEED Program Overview
The SEED Program provides a pipeline of entry level systems engineers (SE) to support GSFC’s ongoing mission and instrument pre-formulation, formulation, and implementation efforts.
Upon graduation from SEED program, participants will have demonstrated the ability to serve as an entry level systems engineer.
- SEED participants are detailed to Code 592 and matrixed/co-located to work on rotational assignments. The program duration is one to three years depending on the individual’s experience and developmental needs and includes:
- One to three rotational assignments on missions/instruments in concept development, formulation, implementation, and operations
- Systems Engineering and Leadership training and development (which includes existing NASA APPEL classes, technical leadership training, coaching, and knowledge sharing)
- Mentoring by senior system engineers
- The program emphasizes the balance between the science and art of systems engineering, including technical processes, technical leadership strategies, knowledge of implementation tools, and best practices.
- NASA Documents (NPR 7123 - NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements & NPR 7120 - NASA Space Flight Program and Project Management )
- GSFC Documents (GPR 7123 - Systems Engineering & GSFC-STD-1000 GOLD Rules Standard)
- GSFC best practices, policies, procedures, and guidelines
- GSFC discipline engineering knowledge and practices
- Systems engineering analysis and implementation tools, applications, techniques, methodologies, and proven practices
- Roles and responsibilities of systems engineers throughout the project lifecycle (Technical Architect to Technical Authority)
- GSFC systems and product lines
- Role of the System Engineer with respect to cost and schedule management
- State of the Art Practices e.g. Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
Revised: August 23, 2016
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