Apple uses hidden webpage to recruit cloud infrastructure engineer

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A hidden, now-defunct page on Apple's website was apparently being used by the company to recruit an engineer for work on a "critical infrastructure component."




The page -- located at us-east-1.blobstore.apple.com -- was highlighted by ZDNet editor Zach Whittaker, and described the component as involving "exabytes" of data, "tens of thousands" of servers, and "millions" of disks. It called for a candidate able to design and implement scalable apps and web services, familiar with Java 8, modern servers, and distributed systems.

While not necessarily difficult for a veteran engineer to find, the page's unusual placement likely ensured a base level of proficiency.

It's not clear when Apple disabled the page or if that means a candidate has been hired. The company was asking people to send resumes to "blob-recruiting [at] group.apple.com."

Also uncertain is which cloud service Apple was referring to. iCloud, iTunes, the App Store, and Apple Music could all potentially reach the exabyte scale, given the company's global footprint.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,030member
    Also uncertain is which cloud service Apple was referring to. iCloud, iTunes, the App Store, and Apple Music could all potentially reach the exabyte scale, given the company's global footprint.
    Couldn't the job be for the totality of their cloud computing infrastructure?

    ihatescreennames
  • Reply 2 of 6
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 2,523member
    Perhaps the ASCII Art in the description indicates how Apple wants the new employee to save on data storage usage.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    Whatever happened to that blob?
  • Reply 4 of 6
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,177member
    Whatever happened to that blob?
    It moved as I understand it. The original went away but the job listing did not. 

    EDIT: Now gone from the second site too. 
    edited August 2017 anantksundaramrepressthis
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Amazing that somehow they expect one person to be able to do all of this. 
    repressthis
  • Reply 6 of 6
    mcdavemcdave Posts: 1,760member
    "While not necessarily difficult for a veteran engineer to find, the page's unusual placement likely ensured a base level of proficiency."

    Er, not any more. I wonder why it was pulled!

    Hopefully iCloud Pro/ Cloud MacOS server.
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