According to a recent Job posting, Apple is looking for an “iPhone Advertising SDK Manager”.
This job opportunity obviously stems from their recent purchase of Quattro wireless, a mobile advertising platform. What’s interesting (and different from Google) here is that Apple appears to be integrating the advertising engine INTO the iPhone SDK so developers who want to put advertising in their apps will likely be able to do so from within Apple’s iPhone SDK environment and get payouts from the same place that they currently receive payments from paid apps.
Google currently has separate entities for Adsense Mobile, Admob (which hasn’t yet cleared regulatory approval) and the Adroid SDK. Apple’s system, unsurprisingly, is more elegant.
Job description The iPhone team is looking for a manager to work on supporting next generation mobile advertising. This will involve managing a talented team of developers working on the frameworks included in the iPhone SDK. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the engineering, as well as related frameworks. He or she will spend much of their time interacting with the engineering team, program managers, other engineering teams, and executives. We need someone who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.
– Bachelor’s degree (CS preferred) and 5-10+ years experience.
– Strong programming and design ability.
– Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.
– Familiarity with Unix, Mac OS X, Cocoa, iPhone SDK, Objective-C, C, and C++ is highly desirable.
– Experience in the online advertising industry