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Teenager, 14, becomes youngest ever SpaceX engineer

by Liam Turner
Kairan Quazi, SpaceX's youngest ever engineer

A 14-year-old teenager has become the youngest ever engineer at SpaceX, the multi-billion-dollar rocket company founded by tech tycoon Elon Musk.

Kairan Quazi confirmed on LinkedIn that the California-based firm had offered him a job on the Starlink engineering team as a software engineer.

Starlink is a satellite constellation that uses a low Earth orbit to deliver broadband internet.

Writing on LinkedIn, Kairan said: “Next stop: SpaceX! I will be joining the coolest company on the planet as a software engineer on the Starlink engineering team.

“One of the rare companies that did not use my age as an arbitrary and outdated proxy for maturity and ability.”

He added: “A huge thank you to my team at SpaceX for the most transparent, technically challenging, and FUN interview process. Colin Compton, I knew from our first conversation that I found my people.”

For Kairan, the move comes following his graduation from Santa Clara University, where he became the youngest ever graduate in the school’s 172-year history.

Kairan said he expects to start at SpaceX in July.

Image: Kairan Quazi, SpaceX’s youngest ever engineer. Credit: Kairan Quazi/Instagram


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