Philip Do

Detail-oriented, driven university student and software developer with 3+ years of software and systems engineering experience interested in cutting-edge technologies and space.


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Expected 2024

Computer Science and Engineering, B.S. | Los Angeles, CA

The Computer Science and Engineering curriculum at UCLA provides students with the education and training necessary to design, implement, test, and utilize the hardware and software of digital computers and digital systems.

Club Experience

Rocket Project at UCLA

2020 - Present

Senior Advisor

2023 - Present

  • Providing mentorship and guidance to the next generation of students on the electronics and software team
  • Collaborating with team leaders to facilitate knowledge transfer and skill development by hosting educational workshops

Electronics Subteam Lead

2022 - 2023

  • Integrated the avionics, ground systems, and software components into one succinct electronics system
  • Coordinated subteam meetings, assigned project tasks, and conducted system design reviews

Avionics Software Lead

2022 - 2023

  • Built and maintained code that powers ground systems microcontrollers, DAQ GUI, and avionics GUI
  • Managed component team general members and defined standards for the software development process
  • Redesigned the entire Rocket Project at UCLA website to modernize club publicity and showcase sponsors

Electronics Integration Lead

2021 - 2022

  • Designed and manufactured the electronics housing using CAD, 3D printing, and machining
  • Collaborated with the Electronics and Vehicle Engineering teams to create housing that fits all requirements
  • Scaffolded the ground systems data acquisition software and completed a trade study on the payload

Engineering Society at UCLA (ESUC)

2022 - Present

Senior Advisor

2023 - Present

  • Providing comprehensive guidance and support to the next generation of club web developers, fostering their technical growth and promoting leadership skills within a team-based environment


2022 - 2023

  • Created, maintained, and expanded mobile and web applications that are used by thousands of current and prospective engineering students for ESUC and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

Professional Experience

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Summer 2023

Cyber & Strategic Risk Intern | Seattle, WA

  • Conducted thorough research on cybersecurity vulnerabilities, assessing client’s internal controls to mitigate risks from outdated network protocols, unpatched systems, and misconfigured servers
  • Generated reports that evaluated if client's cybersecurity measures were compliant with the NIST Special Publication 800-53 Rev. 5 and HIPAA requirements with recommendations to remedy unmet standards

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Summer 2022

Software Engineering Intern | Pasadena, CA

  • Prototyped a web-based implementation of the Computer Aided Engineering for Systems ARchitecture (CAESAR) Workbench to improve accessibility and UI/UX by porting over the Eclipse-based workbench used by some of JPL’s flagship flight projects (Europa, Psyche, MSR) to design their complex systems
  • Focused on backend to create a REST service with OML API integration, exception handling, and unit tests

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Summer 2021

Software Engineering Intern | Redondo Beach, CA

  • Developed an AngularJS website to showcase internal R&D updates and advertise to customers
  • Automated PDF report generation of team GitHub statistics using Python and the GitHub REST API
  • Leveraged Infrastructure as Code through Ansible to automate the deployment of hardened machine
  • Revamped the previous onboarding process with a visual overhaul to reduce new hire onboarding time

The Boeing Company

Summer 2020

High School Internship Program Lead | Huntington Beach, CA

  • Developed a virtual internship program for 65 high school interns
  • Organized 20+ events, including tech talks with company leaders, financial advising, and college panels
  • Conducted adjustment from traditional in-person internship to virtual internship program

The Boeing Company

Summer 2019

High School Systems Engineering Intern | Seal Beach, CA

  • Simulated lunar mining colony development in Systems Toolkit (and earned an expert certification), identifying a potential 24% increase in mass payload capacity when using xenon ion engines
  • Led team of 8 interns to provide IT support for a program of 70+ interns and create separate internship site

Awards and Certifications

  • Digital Humanities Project Showcase Presenter
  • Collegiate World Record for Highest Liquid Rocket Altitude at 22,437 Feet Above Ground Level
  • 2021/2022
  • UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Honors List
  • 2020
  • Leo Awards (Top 20 (All 4 Years), Gold Medal in Software and Systems Development, Silver Medal in MERITS, Social Science, and Student of the Year)
  • 2019
  • Certified Grandmaster (Level 3) in Systems Toolkit 11.6 Simulation Software
  • Programming and Robotics ROP Distinguished Student
  • MERITS STEM Extraordinaire for Exceptional Contributions in Community STEM Education