Apple’s seems incredibly interested in expanding its reach in the professional and enterprise space, posting a job opportunity which calls for a ‘Hardware Design Manager’ for Apple’s, “new Pro Servers and Towers teams”.
There’s several key statements there – it seems to imply Apple has more than one strategy for servers, with multiple teams involved in their development.
Anyway, if you’re interested in taking the job, it’s a full-time position at Apple’s Cupertino campus. Rather than indulge in our own speculation (though we’d welcome yours in the comments below), here’s detail from the job advert:
“In this critical design manager position for the new Pro Servers and Towers teams, the selected candidate will manage a team that determines design approaches and parameters, analyzes equipment to establish operating data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results.
“Candidate will lead others in selecting components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability. Candidate may also review vendor capability to support product development. Involves heavy schematic design as well as strong lab skills and system integration skills. Strong Unix skills preferred with light programming skills required. Domestic and international travel required.”