A 14-year-old college graduate has received a job offer to be a software engineer at Elon Musk’s spaceflight company SpaceX.
Key details: Kairan Quazi graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Engineering with a computer science and engineering degree on Saturday.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the teenager shared that his college years were “the happiest years” of his life, explaining, “I had a lot of autonomy, really, to share my journey.”
Giving hints: Quazi first hinted about the job in an Instagram post in April, updating his over 12,900 followers about his “major job interview.”
Days later, Quazi confirmed that he received a job offer from SpaceX, writing that he would soon be working at “one of the coolest companies on the planet!” He will specifically work for SpaceX’s Star Link engineering team as a software engineer.
From a young age: Quazi started attending college at the age of 9. He attended Las Positas College in Livermore, near San Francisco, before transferring to Santa Clara University.
After serving as Intel Labs’ youngest-ever AI Fellow, Quazi received his Associate of Science degree in Mathematics at the age of 11 before interning at cyber intelligence startup Blackbird.ai at the age of 13.
Not just SpaceX: Quazi reportedly applied for around 100 job positions, and only three companies sent him job offers.
What’s next for Quazi: Although his start date at SpaceX has not been disclosed, Quazi and his mother are reportedly planning on relocating from California to Washington for his new job at the Musk-founded and -owned company.