Apple For A “New Secret Project” Is Reportedly Hiring A Maps UI Designer

Indeed, has posted a job opening for a ‘Web UI Designer for Maps’ that will be working on a new secret project. It was a lapse since the 3D Maps were introduced with the launch of iOS 6 software update, but now, it appears that the Cupertino company is looking forward to replicate the similar issue with a new Maps UI designer. For its all new secret project, Apple has outed a job requirement, and if you’re interested in the job? Hit the link below the post which is listed!

According to MacRumors, the report says Apple posted a job on Friday seeking a Maps Web User Interface Designer to work on a ‘New Secret Project’. Obviously, when this hits the sources it will be hidden and Apple did that by removing the original wording from the posting, though not before MacRumors made a copy ot it. Wondering what actually the job posting read:


Job Summary:

At Apple, we’re lucky to be working on projects that have the potential to change the world. We’re working on an exciting new system and need your help. You would be joining a small team working on an advanced web platform upon which many of Apple’s future services will be based. We are looking for an extremely capable front-end engineer who has a strong background in web services development, and who has built high-performance, scalable and extensible systems. In this highly visible position, the successful candidate will collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams to define and implement some of the web pages for the system that will power next generation Apple products.”


Design, develop, and maintain complex front-end code for a new secret project
● Document and build unit tests for your code. Work with operations, QA, and product management to maximize product effectiveness

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years experience building applications and web services
  • Building pixel-perfect user interface with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Javascript testing frameworks such as QUnit, Jasmine, buster.JS
  • Deep understanding of DOM, XML, and JSON
  • Browser compatibility issues

The Web UI Designer Educational and Additional Requirements

Maps posting also calls for someone with degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science plus 3+ years experience. Also have the ability to build native and Web apps has HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, DOM, XML, JSON and Javascript experience.

Notably, there are no clear signs what the “new secret project” is actually about, thought that Apple wants to offer a web-based version of its mapos in addition to its Maps apps for iOS and for OS X 10.9 Mavericks. A web-base Apple maps would allow Windows users to easily catch up places and directions from their desktops and then send those saved bookmarks locations/directions directly to their iOS devices as well. As Mac users will be able to download OS X Mavericks 10.9 this fall.

Applke Maps UI Designer Job listing
Note: It’s unclear about the new secret project, but we noticed that Apple has acquired a string of location and mapping based companies and may be looking to create a new service using those acquired technologies. The Apple job listing is linked here!

[Via TUAW]