Thursday, December 13, 2007

Apple hiring: iPhone Exchange test/sync

Microsoft Exchange and Apple iPhone - ActiveSync?Apple may be looking to close the iPhone/Exchange/ActiveSync loop itself depending upon how you read into this recent Cupertino job posting (emphasis mine):

Job Description

Requisition Number 3161520
Job title iPhone Windows Outlook/Exchange QA Eng
Location Santa Clara Valley
Country United States
City Cupertino
State/Province California
Job type Full Time
Job description The iPhone Quality team is looking for a motivated, highly-technical Exchange test/sync engineer with excellent problem solving and communication skills. You will join a dynamic team responsible for qualifying the latest iPhone products. Your focus will be testing Exchange and Outlook functionality with Apple’s innovative new phone. The successful candidate will complete both documented and adhoc testing to ensure high quality releases.Required Experience:
* BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
* Firm knowledge of Exchange 2003/2007 including configuration and troubleshooting
* Ability to investigate and debug difficult problems on Windows
* Creative thinker and problem solver
* A passion for user-focused design & high quality technology
* Comfortable and adaptable in a fast-paced and informal environment
* Thorough knowledge of the Windows operating systemsPreferred Experience:
* Thorough knowledge of Mac OS X operating systems
* Experience with Mail, Calendaring, networking engineering, or QA
* Experience with automation, scripting, PHP, SQL, or Perl
* Strong commitment to technical quality assurance as a key part of the development cycle

We can only hope

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