Global Licensing & Activation Lead - LATAM



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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


Starlink will provide high-speed broadband to the world. As a member of the Global Licensing and Activation team, you will manage a portfolio of countries, interfacing internally and externally, to enable Starlink to become licensed as an internet service provider and then to bring the country online so it can serve people and enterprises around the world in the near future.


For each market in the Latin American region:

  • Develop comprehensive and accurate understanding of telecommunications licensing requirements and timelines.
  • Drive the schedule for initial market Licensing and Activation to enable rapid growth of operations.
  • Obtain authorization to operate by applying for and securing necessary licenses and approvals. This will include the preparation of applications/information submittals and coordination of necessary internal inputs and reviews.
  • Support and educate internal stakeholders on market licensing timeframes, working collaboratively to achieve company objectives.
  • Represent and promote Starlink to national administrations, regulators, legislatures, and regional organizations.
  • Take complete ownership for the activation of each market post-licensing including but not limited to driving the internal organization to complete necessary steps required to launch a market. (Entity formation, tax readiness, customs approvals, import/logistics plans, terms & conditions in appropriate format, e-invoicing, payment processor onboarded, website updated, etc)
  • Post-activation, act as a country expert for the business advising on critical matters that can help us meet regulatory requirements and scale the business for success.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1+ year of experience in international business or regulatory affairs (internships may qualify).
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.


  • Experience interpreting and negotiating technical requirements.
  • Demonstrated success working in an environment with competing priorities and aggressive schedules.
  • Ability to define and manage a project independently.
  • Advanced coursework or work experience in international business/studies.
  • Knowledge of radiofrequency spectrum technology.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese.


  • Willingness to travel up to 50%.
  • Must be willingness to work extended hours and/or weekends.


Pay Range:

Level I: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00/per year

Level II: $90,000.00 - $125,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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