More Verizon iPhone proof? Apple posts job requiring CDMA expertise
This will add more fuel to the burning Verizon iPhone rumor fire, Apple has posted several job openings that require knowledge of CDMA technology. In case you didn’t know, CDMA is the cellular network that Verizon uses.
The full listing is repeated below in case it gets pulled:
The team is responsible for triaging protocol issues reported from
certification test, IOT and field tests, driving for continuous
performance improvements. The team will work closely with internal
development team, radio stack vendor, certification and field test
The role will require the following skills:
Cellular Technology: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, CDMA etc.
Exceptional analytical and troubleshooting skills, expert in 3GPP
layer 1-3 protocols from both UE and infrastructure sides, deep
understanding of peer to peer protocol procedures and inter-layer
Diagnose protocol issues in lab testing and field testing, provide
input to development team on failure scenarios and potential fixes.
Develop post-processing scripts and tools to facilitate log analysis.
Strong interpersonal skills (required to establish and maintain inter-
Strong verbal and written communication skills
MSEE/EE or technical degree with relevant experience, and 3+ years
experience in technical role.
Perl, TCL, Visual C#/Visual Basic is required. C/C++ expertise is a plus.
Experience with different carrier networks and infrastructures is a plus.
If you have the skillset required, why not apply at jobs.apple.com? You’ll probably get to work with some pretty neat toys.
The long rumored Verizon iPhone is thought to have a release date of sometime in ‘early 2011,’ according to analysts.
The writing is on the wall, and this is much bigger than just Verizon. I will post my thoughts soon.