Elon Musk Starts Hiring For Satellite Internet Launch In India! Can Elon Musk Beat Mukesh Ambani In Broadband War?
Elon Musk, one of the richest men in the world is also one of the most ambitious ones. His ambitions are not only limited to earth. They span to Mars as well. And now in India, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is expected to launch its internet service, Starlink. The company is planning to launch its services in December 2022. It will directly compete with telecom service providers like Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea.
Starlink is looking for Two Rockstars in India
After registering a subsidiary in India – Starlink Satellite Communications, billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is hiring two “rockstars” in India for its satellite internet service, Starlink.
The chief of Starlink in India, Sanjay Bhargava, put out a LinkedIn post last week, sharing the job descriptions for the country-based roles of Director of Rural Transformation and Executive Assistant.
“I am pleased to announce that we are now officially looking for two rockstars to join the Indian Subsidiary,” Sanjay Bhargava, said in his post.
He said the role of Director Rural Transformation has to be technical too. The role of the executive assistant position is not that of a chief of staff, he added. Only Indian citizens are eligible for both positions.
Job Descriptions are as follows
The Director Rural Transformation will be responsible for helping selected geographical areas deliver measurable and time-bound GDP and sustainable development goals through the deployment of Starlink technology.
Basic qualifications needed for this role are a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other engineering field and 10-plus years of experience with development work in large companies, communities, and associated stakeholders.
The Executive Assistant will work closely with Starlink’s HR and the management team to manage all office administration, assist with event planning, and facilitate the smooth day-to-day operations and functioning of the office.
Basic Qualifications needed for this job are a bachelor’s degree, three-plus of experience providing support at an executive level and experience with Microsoft Office applications and project management software tools.
Starlink looking forward to making a huge impact on India
Starlink aims to have 2 lakh connections in India by December 2022, up to 80% of them being rural. What will make Starlink stand apart is that, unlike others, it will be a satellite-based service. Its kit includes a dish antenna, a stand, its power supply, and a wifi router. Starlink uses a “constellation” of more than 1,500 low-orbit satellites to provide internet service accessible from most of the planet, including remote areas such as the Amazon.