Love Gaming? Google has a job for you
If you are hooked to online gaming and want to make sure you have fun virtually 24/7 then Google Stadia is looking for you.
Online gaming has garnered a lot of support over the past couple of years. The availability of online game streaming platforms such as Apple Arcade and Google Stadia have only made this journey a tad bit easier. And now, Google has a rare opportunity for Stadia fans.
Google is planning to expand its Stadia team. Aligned with this aim, Google has posted a job listing for the Post Manager for Stadia on its Careers page. The company is looking for a candidate with at least four years of product management experience with technical products with cross-functional teams including engineering, UX, UI and program management among others.
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So, what is Google aiming to achieve by expanding its Stadia team? Well, the job listing does reveal some details if not a lot in this regard. The job description section of the listing shows that the tech giant is aiming to expand the availability of its cloud-based game streaming service, that is, Stadia even further. To give you a quick background, Stadia is already available on Android TV, Chromecast-enabled devices, and iOS. Later this year, it will be available on LG's smart TVs via the company's WebOS. Now, the company is planning to make the service available on a more diverse device portfolio.
“In addition to building our own video game platform, we see an important opportunity to make our infrastructure and tools available to partners who want to build their own interactive streaming platforms,” Google wrote in its job listing.
“We are working on custom-built hardware and rapidly evolving open source technology to deliver a seamless gaming experience across multiple devices,” the company added. This indicates that Google is planning to make Stadia available on devices by other tech companies. It also indicates that the company is also planning to expand its own hardware portfolio in this regard.
So, what kind of devices is Google looking at? The job listing shows that Google is keen on expanding the reach of Stadia to more and more TVs. “Lead our approach to TV, making cloud gaming available on more devices...Work with vendors to scale the ecosystem of devices which support Stadia's hardware and software requirements,” the listing says. LG TVs will be getting support for Stadia later this year. So, it is possible that the company is targeting Samsung's Tizen-based TVs and Amazon Fire TV sticks next. Beyond that, the listing doesn't reveal much.
In case you get selected, you'll be headed over to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. That's another perk, you do not want to miss out on!
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