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Apple hiring for work on 'next generation payment platform'

updated 01:10 pm EST, Mon November 25, 2013

Technology seems directed at Apple retail stores

Apple is searching for a "payments software engineer" who will "help build a next generation payment platform," according to a new job listing. The platform is said to integrate payment devices, middleware, and acquirers that will "push the boundaries in new markets for Apple Retail." Candidates will ideally have experience in fields like banking, e-commerce, card industries, and/or retail, and familiarity with technologies such as chip-and-PIN systems, bank messaging, and regional payment standards like Interac (Canada) and EFTPOS (Australia).

On the surface the listing appears to suggest an upgrade of the payment system in Apple Stores, rather than a long-rumored NFC-based system usable by the public at any supporting vendor. Apple Stores currently handle payments mostly through iPod touches fitted with custom cases.

by MacNN Staff




  1. aardman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 11-18-09

    When they advertise for an "engineer", are they really just looking for one, or are they actually hiring more but just trying to conceal the size of their hire?

  1. Charles Martin

    MacNN Editor

    Joined: 08-04-01

    This is a good question, aardman. If Apple were hiring multiple engineers whose job descriptions were substantially the same, they could do exactly as you describe. However job duties on a team tend to vary, and thus Apple usually does put out multiple notices for team members (at least on some projects).

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