• Apple Looking to Hire a Senior Software Engineer to Help Improve Maps



    The Cupertino California company appears to be planning major changes to its Maps app – a change which will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform. Apple seems to be looking for a senior software engineer to join its Maps Data Services team, which is given the task of working on the behind-the-scenes data infrastructure. The company is specifically asking for someone who has experience working in large-scale distributed systems as well as skill in technologies such as Java, Scala, Kafka, and/or Zookeeper.

    What’s more interesting about the whole job listing is the bit that Apple mentions at the bottom, where the company states that it has “big plans,” and is on the lookout for “engineers and leaders that can design and build clean, scalable, and performant data services.” More significantly, Apple says its “overhauling things front-to-back,” and wants “engineers that live and breath [sic] data and distributed services.”

    As of right now, Apple’s plans continue to remain unknown. The company could possibly be looking to make a big push for their Maps app for the next-gen iteration of iOS and OS X, both of which are set to arrive this fall. We should find out a bit more on June 8 at WWDC 2015, so we’ll have to wait and see.

    Source: Apple (Jobs) via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Looking to Hire a Senior Software Engineer to Help Improve Maps started by Akshay Masand View original post
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