Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is hiring Maps C++ software engineers for their Public Transit division. This means that Apple is a major interest in fixing the heavily criticized Apple Maps app.
The job listing says “Apple is hiring outstanding software engineers to deliver the next generation of Maps services. Seize this ground floor opportunity to help us build the world’s best Transit Routing platform at massive scale.”
The position requires over 3 years of experience in developing software systems, and industry experience in C++ and Linux, excellent “problem solving and analytical skills.” They must also have an understanding of algorithms and data structures along with interpersonal skills.
“As a member of the Transit Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps. You will design and implement functionality that will be used by millions of users worldwide. Being part of a small team, you will have an influence on the future product,” says the listing.
This past summer, Apple acquired two public transit application companies, Embark and HopStop. Both of these apps will likely become integrated into Apple Maps. Apple Maps was also integrated into the Mac OS X Mavericks desktop operating system. Apple Maps still lacks public transit directions so the new Transit employees will likely focus on bringing those features into the system. This includes directions for trains, subways, and buses.