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Job Description 

Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

The team defines and leads Project Kuiper’s regulatory agenda. We operate worldwide, engaging with the ITU, regional regulatory organizations and national regulatory authorities. We enable and protect the use of spectrum and coordinate its use with other operators. We are responsible for gaining country access and for the licensing of facilities and services. We collaborate with associations, government agencies, multilateral organizations, and others on rules and regulations that are in the best interest of customers. We collaborate with technical, operations, public policy, business and public relations teams to optimize the customer’s experience and enhance Kuiper’s overall regulatory strategy.

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with engineering, business, legal, and public policy professionals to execute the licensing strategy in countries throughout the EMEA region.
  • Identify and support business opportunities, and will work in close collaboration with the Lead, Licensing & Regulatory Affairs to align the licensing strategy with service availability and business priorities.
  • Manage complex regulatory projects dealing with satellite and spectrum regulations, communications services, and other issues involved with deploying a global satellite broadband constellation.
  • Have experience obtaining licenses for satellite systems, to include earth stations, user terminal equipment, spectrum, and the provision of services, and be familiar with regulatory agencies and frameworks in countries throughout the EMEA region.
  • Familiarity with regulatory agencies and frameworks in countries in the EMEA region, and be able to assess and, if necessary, improve regulatory frameworks in order to optimize Kuiper services to customers.
  • Engage cross-functionally with other professionals to define a licensing and policy direction that aligns with Kuiper objectives, and collaborate to advance objectives for the ITU World Radiocommunications Conferences at the national and regional levels.

About The Team

This position will report to the Head of Global Licensing and work in close collaboration with the leads for Domestic Regulatory

Affairs and International Regulatory.We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or other relevant discipline (e.g., communications).
  • 5+ years of related spectrum management experience, securing licenses for the provision of telecommunications services and ensuring regulatory compliance at an international level.
  • Experience in the application of the ITU Radio Regulations and participation in WRC preparations, to include experience with regional telecommunications organizations.
  • General knowledge of satellite communications systems and services and regulatory framework.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with high-level government officials and collaborating with technical and non-technical teams.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to task and interpret analyses required to support licensing.
  • A self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results.
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

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