Deep Shah

  • Principal Systems Engineer, PMP
  • Bellflower, California, United States
  • Defense & Space

Previous positions

  • Communication, Responsible Electronics Engineer at Northrop Grumman
  • Satellite Calibration, Validation and Space-Ground Test Lead at Northrop Grumman


University of California, Los Angeles, Masters, Electrical Engineering



Specialties: MATLAB, C/C++, Unix / Linux, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)


  • Principal System Engineer


    January 2018 – Present(1 year 9 months)El Segundo

    RF Engineering, Principal Systems Engineer

  • Communication, Responsible Electronics Engineer

    Northrop Grumman

    November 2016 – January 2018(1 year 2 months)El Segundo, CA

    • Served as direct technical and program interface to the Modem Supplier and Global Subcontracts • Performed independent technical, risk and cost assessment on program RFPs • Independently drafted Statement of Work (SOW) for program and associated RFIs • Frequently interact with the suppliers and lead weekly technical exchanges

  • Satellite Calibration, Validation and Space-Ground Test Lead

    Northrop Grumman

    April 2015 – December 2017(2 years 8 months)Redondo Beach, CA

    • Provided technical leadership for Operational testing and activities directly to the Customer • Developed test procedure, test plan, and test code for three unique on-orbit payload performance and functional tests to support satellite transition and implementation phase • Performed space-ground compatibility testing to validate system architecture • Interacted directly with end user and customer to understand their concerns and to set their expectations on the desired path forward • Responsibly lead two activities as part of risk reduction effort to identify compatibility challenges between payload and ground integration • Performed deep-dive to isolate the root cause of the compatibility challenges, worked with the vendor to educate them on the issue and to derive a final working solution

  • Communication Link Responsible Systems Engineer

    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

    February 2010 – September 2016(6 years 7 months)Redondo Beach, CA

    • Performed Systems Engineering and program activities including: requirement development, CONOPs formulation, system architecting, system analysis and engineering, requirement verification and validation • Responsible for developing and validating Signal Processing Workspace (SPW) simulation and modeling tool, used to accurately predict end to end RF communication performance for space to ground communication link • Generated performance trades to assess system level impacts of hardware out of specifications, and propose solutions to mitigate degradation to system performance • Assisted extensive efforts to validate simulation accuracy through collaboration and execution of hardware demonstration events involving cross project systems and design engineers • Lead risk mitigation efforts prior to testing phase, enabling early identification of risks, and budget errors to optimize customer delivery and provide accurate testing efforts • Co-ordinated and performed analysis for payload RFI based on transmitter/receiver sensitivities and antenna profiles • Employed strong MATLAB and Excel skills to generate tools to automate analysis and redundancy

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  • System Database Analyst

    Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

    February 2011 – January 2012(11 months)El Segundo, CA

    • Develop and adapt tools to maximize the efficiency of system database compliance and accuracy audits against space to ground ICD • Generate and validate delivery products and associated documents to ensure error-free delivery to customer • Analyze discrepancies reported in the system database and propose effective resolutions needed to avoid similar inconsistencies in future • Expand an out-of-beam jamming requirement analysis tool to assess anti-jamming link performance used for requirement sell-off

  • Systems Engineering Intern

    Viasat Inc.

    June 2009 – September 2009(3 months)Carlsbad, CA

    • Built a simulation environment to model the process of antenna pointing during the installation of a satellite user terminal • Measured performance of pointing over a range of parameters: SNR, acquisition time, beam pattern, latency, and human limitation • Developed an algorithm that uses auditory feedback to guide the installer in pointing the antenna to an accuracy of 0.1 degree • Implemented automatic gain control (AGC) to assist installer in achieving faster response time • Demonstrated a working audio feedback model by using a pre-existing internal buzzer in the controller, thus reducing the cost associated with the need for an external installation pointing aid

  • Undergraduate Research Intern at UCLA

    Center for Embedded Network Sensing, UCLA

    June 2007 – August 2007(2 months)Los Angeles, CA

    • Understand and implement Gaussian Mixture and Frame differencing algorithms using Matlab • Perform a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative study of these algorithms in detecting bird motion in a constantly changing background

  • Research Assistant at UCR

    Laboratory for Terascale and Terahertz Electronics, UCR

    June 2005 – June 2007(2 years)Riverside, CA

    • Write script using C++ to expedite calculation process. • Perform simulations of 20 Carbon nanotubes to study their electronic properties


  • University of California, Los Angeles

    Masters, Electrical Engineering

    2008 – 2009

  • University of California, Riverside

    Bachelor, Electrical Engineering

    2004 – 2008

    Activities and Societies

    Tau Beta Pi, BCOE Ambassador, IEEE, Student Senate

Skills & Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Analysis
  • Matlab
  • Supplier Management
  • Telelogic DOORS
  • System Requirements
  • Signal Processing
  • Simulations
  • Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
  • Satellite
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Signal Processing Workspace (SPW)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Linux
  • Satellite Ground Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Requirements Analysis
  • C++
  • Satellite Systems Engineering


  • PMP

    Project Management Institute, License

    March 2018

  • Fundamentals of Engineering

    NCEES, License