Fourteen-year-old Kairan Quazi has set a new record for being the youngest person ever hired by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Now hailed as a prodigy, Quazi announced in a LinkedIn post that he will be working as a software engineer on Starlink’s engineering team.
SpaceX hires the best, brightest and smartest engineers in the world, including a 14-year-old boy named Kairan Quazi, who will start his new job on SpaceX’s Starlink team on July 31. Congratulations Kairan and welcome to the @SpaceX equipment! pic.twitter.com/iwMmAcvzDz
– Teslaconomics (@Teslaconomics)
June 9, 2023
Quazi’s exceptional skills caught the attention of SpaceX during their rigorous interview process. His technical skills, coupled with his curiosity and enthusiasm, made him a standout candidate. Quazi enthusiastically accepted the offer to work on SpaceX’s Starlink team, contributing to the ambitious satellite constellation project that aims to revolutionize global broadband coverage.
Quazi’s path to success began at a young age when he enrolled at Las Positas Community College at just nine years old. He was even a STEM tutor at his university. His thirst for knowledge led him to take college-level courses while his classmates were still in elementary school. He completed a multi-year collaboration at a leading technology company and gained hands-on learning in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He also gained valuable insights during a summer internship at a venture capital-backed cyber intelligence startup.
The young man from San Francisco will graduate in a few days from the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University (SCU), breaking another record. He will become the institution’s youngest graduate.
As he embarks on his journey with SpaceX’s Starlink team, the world eagerly awaits the transformative innovations that will undoubtedly emerge from this extraordinary young talent.