It might have something to do with the boot sequence of the platform
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft is working on the next version of its mobile operating system, and has just announced that it is looking for a Senior Software Design Engineer for a new project.Microsoft’s Ashley Zenner announced on Twitter that the company was looking to hire for the new position, while also mentioning that this was a confidential project and hinting at UEFI as having something to do with it.
The actual job listing, which can be seen on this page on Microsoft’s website, doesn’t unveil anything more than that, except for the fact that the new Software Design Engineer will help “shape the next version of Windows Phone.”
“This is a senior level position for someone who can take on the challenge of working with a strong team of SDETs and leads. Qualified candidates will possess a strong passion for customer focused testing and the ability to analyze and strategize test efforts,” Microsoft notes.
“Candidates should be ready to tackle tough test automation projects involving integrating and synchronizing tests across multiple teams and divisions. Ability to maintain a strong working relationship with everyone and perform consistently at the absolute highest quality standards of work is a must.”
“The role will expose you to multiple subsystems across Windows Phone and requires an ability to ramp to new hardware and software technologies quickly,” the job listing also notes.
Windows Phone 8 already has UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), a new type of BIOS that is also packed inside new devices landing on shelves with Windows 8 on board.
As far as rumors go, Microsoft might be looking to make some enhancements to the startup time of its mobile operating system, or might be considering adding new features to it.
Additionally, the job listing might also have something to do with the relationship between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, which is expected to tighten further in the future, making room for new devices such as ASUS PadFone to arrive on shelves with Microsoft’s OS loaded on top.
However, we should wait for the next version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system to arrive on shelves before learning more on what enhancements the company has in store for its users.