AllThingsD refers to a LinkedIn ad, where RIM seeks to hire a ‘Senior iOS Mobile Developer’ to work for them in Bellevue, WA. Here is the job description:
Create exciting enterprise applications for distribution on the iOS platform
Implement new products and enhancements as they are required
Involvement in a software development life-cycle of mobile and web-based software and user interface design and development
Working in conjunction with teammates to formulate a shared vision, then researching, prototyping and presenting solutions that make the vision more tangible and actionable (both from a product and technical perspective)
Collaborating with project stakeholders to identify and influence software solutions that maximize business value by realizing the appropriate balance of near-term and long-term objectives
Building demos that showcase technology advances and new capabilities
Identifying and promoting opportunities to create a user-friendly customer experience
Making presentations to executives, project stakeholders, and others
Back in November of last year, RIM announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, which would be supported on iOS. Mobile Fusion would be a device management software to protect iPhones for enterprise customers. Aside from that, one would hope a ‘BBM for iOS’ app would surely keep some BlackBerry users around so they can still communicate with ex-BBM friends now on an iPhone.
What do you think? What could RIM possibly do with an iOS developer? Create a game out of the ‘Bold Team’?
Update 1: AllThingsD heard from RIM, and indeed this position for for Mobile Fusion:
“In order for BlackBerry Mobile Fusion to perform advanced management functions for iOS devices, RIM will develop an on device client to be included as part of the overall solution,” a company spokesperson told AllThingsD.
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