InsightaaS: 9 to 5 Mac is a highly-regarded site for those interested in the latest news on Apple technology. In this post, author Jordan Kahn discusses the implications of an Apple job posting looking for a Payments Software Engineer. Interestingly, Apple includes Interac experience and testing expertise amongst the qualifications it is seeking, which may signal that Canada is high on its target list.
While many IT industry sources (including InsightaaS) have seen Apple's entry into the payments market as an inevitable next step, not everyone appears to be supportive; in the comments below the post, one commenter observes that "One day my pay will go directly on my Apple ID…"
Apple today posted a job listing on its website looking for a Payments Software Engineer that will "help build a next generation payment platform." Apple says the payment system will consist of integration of payment devices, middleware and acquirers that will "push the boundaries in new markets for Apple Retail."
Apple is interested in experts in eCommerce, banking, retail, and card industries and lists various payment technologies including Chip&Pin, bank messaging specifications, country specific technologies such as EFTPOS (AUS) and Interac (CAN), and testing solutions used by Visa, Mastercard and others including ADVT, M-TIP, AEIPS, and Interac testing...