Apple is always interested in growing its operations. Now, according to a fresh report coming from SeattleTimes publication, Apple is moving into enemy territory and has started an engineering office in Seattle, the company's first in the Northwest are of the United States. Brier Dudley from the publication adds the following:
"Apple is attracted by the area’s software talent, particularly engineers with expertise building online infrastructure. The nucleus of the Seattle office is a group of former F5 engineers working on network infrastructure. That may be just what Apple needs to accelerate its cloud offerings and narrow the gap with leading cloud services, which were largely built in Seattle.
An Apple spokesman confirmed that the company has indeed opened an engineering office in Seattle, but declined to provide further details. It is the company’s first engineering office in the Northwest and is likely to continue growing."
Seattle has developed as a technology center in the 1980s, with companies like Amazon.com, Microsoft and T-Mobile US being based in the area. And now it seems that Apple is interested in joining its rivals, as well.
The information comes from Benn Bollay's LinkedIn profile, a former principal engineer at F5 and chief technology officer at Union Bay. Heescribes himself as an Apple manager and recently posted a notice on LinkedIn saying that he’s hiring for the Seattle office.
“Ever wanted to work at Apple, but didn’t want to live in Cupertino?”
He also added that Apple is “looking for talented multidisciplinary engineers to design and develop the core infrastructure services and environments driving every online customer experience at Apple ranging from iCloud to iTunes.”