Apple's hiring spree to make Siri smarter continues unabated

8 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Trends

On March 31, we found that Apple was accelerating hiring for its Siri team with 161 openings as it scrambles to catch up with voice-controlled AI assistants from Amazon and Google. As of today, Apple Siri openings have grown even further, now to 170 jobs.

Two days after our story, Apple announced it was bringing on John Giannandrea, Google's AI chief who oversaw the creation of Google Assistant, Google's Siri-like voice asssistant. It's unclear if these new positions are his creation or pre-planned.

As hiring continues - now under Giannandrea's stewardship - we'll continue to monitor the Siri group as it grows.

Among the 9 new positions are Product Managers and Software Engineers.

City

Title (Count)

Santa Clara Valley

129

Cambridge, UK

9

SF - Corporate

8

Shanghai (China APO Only)

5

Seattle

5

Munich

2

Beijing (China APO Only)

1

Madrid

1

Ottawa

1

Singapore

1

Tokyo-PD

1

Cambridge, MA

1

Hong Kong

1

It looks like 4 of the 9 new positions will be located at Apple's Santa Clara valley headquarters (also where Giannandrea will be leading operations).

Category

Title (Count)

Software Engineering

159

Product Management

3

Information Systems and Technology

2

Design

1

The positions remain largely Software Engineering-based, with 159 focused on that skillset.

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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