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Apple's latest job posting: iPhone bodyguard

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

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 body guard to look over the latest prototypes of iPhones and iPads during field tests. 

After the usual lab testing, every model of cellular 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 license and safe driving skills, experience in the security field and, if possible, a Close Protection License 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). 

 

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