Apple looking to hire experts on iCloud engineering

2nd April 2012

This past Friday Apple posted a dozen new job listings indicating an interest for iCloud-related engineers.

Last month Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that “iCloud will dictate the company’s strategy for the next decade or more.” The Cupertino, Calif., company tipped its hand on Friday with a batch of job openings prioritizing iCloud. Apple indicated that it was looking for engineers interested in “developing the next generation of cloud support for iOS and OS X.”

According to the job listings Apple’s hoping to hire:

  • iCloud Server Software Engineer,
  • iCloud Java Server Engineer,
  • two iCloud Senior Software Engineers,
  • two iCloud Software Engineers,
  • iCloud Java Server Software Engineer,
  • iCloud C/C++ Server Software Engineer,
  • iCloud Game Center Server Engineer,

Apple has seen rapid adoption of iCloud over the past few months. Cook revealed in February that there are now more than 100 million iCloud users. Apple are hoping to combine iCloud with OS X with the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion will allow users automatic access to a number of features just by logging in to iCloud on their Macs. For instance, OS X 10.8 will include support for saving files directly to iCloud.