Apple Hiring Game Dev For iPhone, iPod Touch; Shows More Serious View On Gaming?

A new advertisement for a job vacancy at Apple HQ leads many to believe that they are starting to take games more seriously than previously thought. Apple’s recruiting page on their website advertises a full-time position at their Cupertino headquarters for the title “Game/Media Software Engineer”. It describes “a skilled software engineer who wants to work as part of a small highly motivated team to work on interactive multimedia experiences on the iPhone and iPod Touch,” and must have shipped at least 1 major title.

Job description
The interactive media group is looking for a skilled software engineer who wants to work as part of a small highly motivated team to work on interactive multimedia experiences on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The position on the team is to help design and implement interactive multimedia experiences on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The position also requires a creative thinker who can contribute and comment on the design process as well as being flexible enough to aid in all aspects of production such as asset management and able to work to a deadline.

Looking for skilled engineer with the following background.

-strong C / C++ / Objective-C / iPhone background preferred
-3-4 years of video game development experience, shipped at least one AAA title
-passionate gamer
-skills in audio systems, graphics pipeline, and network programming a plus
-ability to work in small dynamic team

[via MacRumors]

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