A job vacancy posted on Research In Motion's recruitment website suggests that the BlackBerry maker is now actively involved in the development of NFC-enabled mobile phones.
The job posting follows comments made by RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie at the Web 2.0 Summit last week. "We'd be fools not to have it in the near term... and we're not fools," he replied when asked about the company's NFC plans.
The vacancy is for an 'IOT Specialist — Near Field Communications' and involves:
The successful candidate will be responsible for investigating complex system level issues raised during IOT Testing for Near Field Communication software features supported on RIM's BlackBerry handhelds. Responsibilities involve setting up and maintaining the IOT test environment, developing test cases and test scripts, as well as writing and carrying out NFC IOT test plans and NFC pre-certification test plans.
The successful candidate will troubleshoot test environments, analyze logs, communicate the root cause of test case failures across development teams and drive issues to resolutions, working directly with feature developers to correct software failures related to the NFC Radio software of RIM's BlackBerry handhelds.
Applicants are required to have a bachelors or masters degree in computer science, computer engineering, telecommunications or electrical engineering, two or more years experience in software development and/or testing for RFID technologies and at least one year of experience in software development and/or testing for NFC-enabled mobile devices.