The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is looking to recruit more senior-level executives to help run iCloud. As the company continues to build up its cloud offerings, more expertise is needed.
Apple is looking for talented execs with a knowledge of web-based services to help manage and expand its iCloud services. The report also says that Apple is looking to introduce iCloud apps that “reduce the need for people to carry around numerous devices at once.”
In recent weeks, Apple has been looking to recruit senior-level executives with backgrounds in Web-based software, according to people familiar with the matter. It has approached at least one prominent Internet entrepreneur since at least earlier this year about a possible position, according to these people, who say the details of the possible job were unclear. The company has also discussed its needs with recruiters, one of the people said.
The company recently hired Eddy Cue as its Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Cue oversees the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, iAd, and iCloud. Apple is looking for more talent with a passion for web services.
Apple is also considering building new apps that leverage the Web to reduce people’s need to carry around numerous devices at once, according to one of the people familiar with the matter.
The company doesn’t have specific Web-centric positions in mind, and it is looking broadly for talent to fill director-level positions and above, including senior executives if they find a candidate that is a good fit, this person said.
Apple has lost several high-level execs recently, including Ron Johnson, the man that helmed Apple’s retail division for years. With Tim Cook as the company’s new CEO and Arthur D. Levinson as the new Chairman of the Board, there’s plenty of reshuffling going on in Apple’s executive team.