Apple Uses Hidden Web Page to Recruit for a 'Critical' Cloud Infrastructure Role

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A hidden web page has been discovered on Apple servers containing a job description for a "talented engineer" to work on a "critical infrastructure component" and an invitation to apply for the position at the Cupertino-based company.

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The web page, originally located at us-west-1.blobstore.apple.com but since taken down, was discovered on Saturday by ZDNet's Zach Whittaker and describes a role within Apple that involves "exabytes" of data and "tens of thousands" of servers, as well as "millions" of disks. The introductory text reads:

Hey there! You found us. We are looking for a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component that is to be a key part of the Apple ecosystem.

Applicants for the role must have the ability to design and implement scalable apps and web services, and be familiar with Java 8, distributed systems, and modern servers, according to the job description. The exact nature of the job is not given, but given that it relates to web services, it could have iCloud, Apple Music, iTunes or the App Store in mind.

It's unclear when the role was actively being sought, but the fact that it is a hidden page suggests Apple was betting on the possibility that potential candidates for the job would have no difficulties uncovering it.

Top Rated Comments

gpat Avatar
43 months ago

Siri, iCloud, maps, services... haven't you seen what's already possible on the other side? Even bixby does a better job then Siri already. Google maps beats Apple maps in every way as does google now.

LOL Bixby.... Clearly trolling
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
UTsuRo Avatar
43 months ago
This reminds me what I saw yesterday while opening icloud.com


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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Santabean2000 Avatar
43 months ago
I have not experience, qualifications, or anything much in the way of understanding of what is required. And I found the job recruitment page on a rumour site. Can I get the job?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nagy Dávid Avatar
43 months ago
Data Capacity: Exabytes
Servers: Tens of thousands
Disks: Millions
Salary: Nowhere near to the above numbers
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
justperry Avatar
43 months ago

Siri, iCloud, maps, services... haven't you seen what's already possible on the other side? Even bixby does a better job then Siri already. Google maps beats Apple maps in every way as does google now.

Does Bixby speak and understand 20 Languages and even more dialects, ......guess not.

Apple Maps has the same quality in the country you are in as Google.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HJM.NL Avatar
43 months ago

And why so?

Siri, iCloud, maps, services... haven't you seen what's already possible on the other side? Even bixby does a better job then Siri already. Google maps beats Apple maps in every way as does google now.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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