A mysterious Apple job listing was recently discovered on a hidden web address.
The listing, dominated by a giant Apple logo, begins, “Hey there! You found us. We are looking for a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component that is to be a key part of the Apple ecosystem.” That disappointingly vague description is followed by a list of qualifications and description of the job. The post was looking for someone with a degree in computer science who would work with “exabytes of data, tens of thousands of servers, and millions of disks.”
Zack Whittaker, the security editor for ZDNet, tweeted about the listing last week. He followed up with an article explaining how he used a traffic analyzer to intercept data between iPhone apps to see what was being sent to advertisers. He noticed a bunch of outgoing connections to Apple’s “blobstore,” which is used to host user’s photos and videos.
The strange job popped up after Whittaker loaded the web address us-west-1.blobstore.apple.com. The listing has since been removed.
We’ve reached out to Apple to find out more.