Apple’s latest jobs posting: iPhone bodyguard

Andrea Grassi
17 October, 2013
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Apple is looking for security professionals to protect undisclosed prototypes of iPhones and iPads during field tests.

A strange job posting from Apple appeared lately on LinkedIn. The position is listed as ‘Field Technician’, but a closer look at the job description and required skills leaves no doubts on the kind of person Apple is looking for: a bodyguard to look over the latest prototypes of iPhones and iPads during field tests.

After the usual lab testing, every model of mobile phone and tablet with 3/4G connection have to be tested on the field, in real-life working conditions, connecting to the cellular networks of the different mobile operators.

To avoid leaks on the product details by snooping journalist or competitors looking for juicy details, or – God forbids – prevent the prototype to get stolen or lost (forgot in a pub perhaps?), a close protection professional is obviously the best bet.

The desired candidate must have and advanced driving licence and safe driving skills, experience in the security field and, if possible, a Close Protection Licence issued by the Security Industry Authority or country equivalent (the job posting we spotted was for a position in Milan, Italy).

What is so valuable to be protected like a state president? The posting is clear about that: “undisclosed prototypes” that have to be guarded and managed according to “Apple’s strict policies and guidelines”.

If you meet the requirements and are willing to move to Milan, have a look at the job posting on LinkedIn here (in English).

by Andrea Grassi, Macworld Italy

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