Need a job? Always wanted to work for Apple? Got experience as a project manager?
You might just be in luck. Apple has posted a job listing on its website titled “Engineering Project Manager – Apple Search”. The job summary is:
Apple seeks a technical, driven and creative program manager to manage backend operations projects for a search platform supporting hundreds of millions of users. Play a part in revolutionizing how people use their computers and mobile devices. Manage operational projects that support groundbreaking technology and the most scalable big-data systems in existence.
While the job description doesn’t really give away exactly what the Engineering Project Manager will do, the details allow some speculation.
Backend operations for a search platform? This could be related to Siri. She has improved since first release, but even the biggest Apple fan will say that there is room for improvement. Smarter results. More accurate results.
There is of course the App Store. Who knows how many searches are done every single day? Apple might just be looking at improving things in this area.
More interesting a speculation is that it could be something related to Spotlight AND Apple’s own search engine. For now, it works great, but it’s only for your machine. Who says Apple isn’t looking to create their own search engine and integrate it with Spotlight? I wonder if Google is thinking about this…
What do you think Apple is up to with this new job listing? Is it a run-of-the-mill job, or are they up to something big?
See the full job description here.