Apple Pay expansion kicks off with job ad
The ad is titled “Apple Pay Site Reliability Engineer,” and it requires 40 hours a week. The job also requires collaboration with peers in Europe and the United States. The company launched Apple Pay two months ago in the United States. Right now it can be used at dozens of retailers and restaurants, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Panera Bread, Staples, Foot Locker, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Whole Foods, Wegman’s, and more. It also accepts credit and debit cards from many banks, including Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, American Express, Wells Fargo, and U.S. Bank, among others. The number of retailers and banks working with Apple Pay continues to grow.
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Apple’s high standards for Shanghai engineer position
Apple Pay also set up a job listing for an intern in London. The ad mentioned that the service will soon expand to markets throughout Europe, India, Africa, and the Middle East. The Shanghai job description further explained, “As a member of the Apple Pay SRE team, you’re expected to not just find the issues, but to write code and fix them. You’ll be in all phases and layers of the application, and you’ll have a direct impact on the experience of millions of customers.”
The Shanghai-based position will focus on front-line customer experience as well as back-end integration of network systems and banking partners. This particular position requires at least five years of hands-on engineering in Java or a similar language and five years of relational databases with no SQL. Interested candidates must also have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Unfortunately, there is no current timeframe as to when we can expect Apple Pay to roll out to other countries, but it will likely start next year.