Bengaluru boy bags Rs 60 lakh job at Google
Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook are some of biggest tech companies in the world. And working in one of these companies is like a dream come true for most people. But landing up a job in these companies isn't easy. Individuals need to pass several rounds of interviews to get a nod from the recruiters at these tech giant. Naturally, few make the cut. But now, a Bengaluru-based boy has broken that glass ceiling bagged a coveted spot at Google.
His salary? Rs 60 lakh.
The 22-year-old student of International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) has landed a job at Google with a package of Rs 60 lakh. KB Shyam recently completed his five-year dual degree course at IIIT_B and he will fly to Warsaw, Poland in October this year to join Google.
But bagging his dream job at one of the biggest tech companies wasn't easy. Shyam, who hails from Chennai, had to clear an online interview, an on-site interview at Munich, Germany and a team matching process to decide his team - all in a span of five months. It was only after he completed each level that he was able to get a position at Google.
"My work area will be Google cloud platform," he said in a statement to The Times of India. "Having good knowledge of computer science fundamentals and improving problem-solving skills will improve the chances of students who want to get into Google," he said adding that participating in programming competitions helped him prepare for his job interview at Google.
However, Shyam's job with Google is not his first stint with a big tech company. Last year, Shyam interned with Facebook at its London office between May 2018 and August 2018. He scored 95.2 per cent marks in class 12.
This is not the first time that Google has spent big bucks for hiring talent from India. The tech giant hired a 21-year-old engineering student from Mumbai earlier this year. Abdullah Khan, who was spotted by the tech giant on a website that hosts programming challenges, was hired as Site Reliability Engineer by Google at an annual package of Rs 1.2 crore. Last year, Google hired a 22-year-old student from IIT-Mumbai to be a part of its artificial intelligence team in New York at an annual package of Rs 1.2 crore.