Apple again expands downtown Seattle engineering center

“Apple is significantly expanding its downtown Seattle engineering center, giving itself enough capacity for potentially close to 500 people across five floors inside one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers,” Nat Levy reports for GeekWire.

“Apple is preparing to move into another floor at Two Union Square, a 56-story office tower in downtown Seattle, giving it all or part of five floors of the building, GeekWire has learned through permitting documents and visits to the building,” Levy writes. “The latest move brings Apple to more than 70,000 square feet, which equates to room for somewhere between 350 and 475 people, based on standard corporate leasing ratios for tech companies.”

“The company’s job site lists 19 open positions in its Seattle office,” Levy writes. “The jobs are in a variety of areas including machine learning, smart home, data science, cloud computing and natural language processing.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s expansion continues unabated.

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    1. I’ve been thinking about bloat too. Like are they shooting all over seeing what will stick ?

      with all the hiring and the billions more in R&D they got issues with:

      education market. From like half to less than 10%.
      Macs missing 32 GB MB Pro to Mini to MB Air to Mac Pro etc
      Homepod (missing features)
      Apple TV etc.

      Jobs made Macs from bubble gum iMacs all the way to Mac Book Airs, created NEW PLATFORMS like iPhone, iPad, iPod, transition Mac OS to OSX, created iOS and conquered fields like digital downloads with iTunes, App Store, created things like the Retail chain, ran kick ass Media campaigns like Think Different etc.
      All with a tiny FRACTION of the resources available to Cook.

  1. They’re hiring in Seattle because there’s a lot of engineers who are already there… who don’t want to move to the bay area and LOVE the PNW. It also allows them to be more attractive to ex-Amazon employees who may not want to uproot their lives to chase a new opportunity.

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