A couple of job listings have gone up on Apple‘s website looking to further expand their Thunderbolt team and get a further head start on the technology.
The first job title is “Thunderbolt Software Quality Engineer”. The person must be an expert in testing high speed buses and PCIe devices. Here’s an excerpt:
We are looking for a QA Engineer with specific experience writing tools for and testing firmware and software, who will be part of the team to drive the software quality and integration for an exceptional customer experience.
The second title is “Thunderbolt Firmware/Software Engineer”. The title pretty much matches the description but here’s a tiny excerpt:
Software or Firmware engineer to develop and maintain firmware for embedded controllers for Thunderbolt products. Includes operational firmware for Thunderbolt devices, and corresponding Mac OS X tool and utility applications such as updaters and exercisers. Includes development of new products plus refinement and maintenance of past products.
Thunderbolt was first introduced in the recently refreshed MacBook Pros and will soon be coming to other Macs. Third party peripherals such as the Promise Pegasus RAID and LaCie’s Little Big Disk external storages will be coming later this year.
Check out Intel showing off Thunderbolt technology on a Promise Pegasus RAID and how Thunderbolt may improve your future Mac experience.