Sebastian Helm

6352, 137th Place NE , #253, Redmond, WA 98052 – (425)885-9556 -

Qualifications summary

Master of Science with 10+ years experience working in fast-paced environments. People and resource connector, principled negotiator, self critical learner. Persistent commitment to environmental causes.

Experience Highlights

Worldwide experience

  • Coordinated international teams across continents.
  • Built up cooperation and trust between ethnic groups at Wikiproject Sri Lanka reconciliation.

Building physics

·        Built and operated climate simulation station to measure the behavior of building materials under rapid temperature and humidity changes.

·        Developed computer simulation for detailed behavior of various residential and commercial buildings.

·        Building Analyst Professional Written Exam – 88 points from Building Performance Institute.

·        Founding member, Home Performance Washington.

·        Member, EcoBuilding Guild.

Project management

Information technology


  • German (native language)
  • Chinese Certificate of Chinese Proficiency (basic level) - Beijing Language and Culture University
  • English (fluent)
  • French (working knowledge)

Employment History

Microsoft: Localization Engineer and Project Manager (Employee 1998-2003, contractor 2003-2008)

Inference Corp, Unterschleissheim, Germany and Novato, CA:

University Kassel, Germany: Research Scientist at Department for Building Physics


Master of Science in Physics from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (grade: B+)