Apple seeks an "Event Maven" for Siri


Apple is looking for someone to be a personal assistant to virtual personal assistant Siri. In a job listing posted online, Apple says that it wants to hire an "Event Maven" who will work with the Engineering and Design teams to keep Siri informed about things that she might not know about. This requires staying up to date on pop culture. To be Siri's assistant, you must have a four-year degree or equivalent work experience.

You also need to know about large scale software and system architecture, and be familiar with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby or Bash. Sure, hanging around with Siri all day sounds like fun. But Apple is looking for someone who can really raise Siri's game in time for the December launch of the first Siri-focused device, the Apple HomePod. The Apple version of the smart speaker is going to be heavily focused on music, which means that Apple's virtual assistant will have to know plenty about Rock.

To be Siri's Event Maven, you will need to:

  • Stay current and find events that Siri doesn't know about by scouring social media and the web.
  • Work with Analytics team to understand current behavior and identify events we may have missed.
  • Work with QA to define upfront events that Siri should know about.
  • Work with Engineering and Design to lay out a plan to fill missing events and cultural happenings to ensure top use cases are covered. Be the technical escalation point for the domain and subject matter expert.


If you think that you have it in you to be Siri's "Event Maven," click on the sourcelink and follow the instructions on how to submit a resume.


source: Apple via 9to5Mac

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19 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Awesome, now darkkjedi (aka trojan) and tedkord and papaj and techiexp can all apply for the job, of course Apple will hire all four of them due to their impressive academic and professional achievements, and they can get down to business of transforming Apple into a real technology company, one that actually offers products that people want to buy. Yes, no doubt techiexp will have to take a significant pay cut from the five million dollars he currently earns per year, but hopefully the stock options Apple awards him will help soften the blow. Gentleman, get those resumes ready!

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6599; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You had an opportunity to add something of value to this thread...but instead you shared with the world the things you think about the most - other commenters. Bravo (clap clap).

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The guy wrote a lot for someone who had nothing to say.

11. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yet you enjoyed reading it.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah.... about that, I try to be funny in my own comments, but I've never been so arrogant to presume that I have a right to tell other people how they should feel about my posts.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7029; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I guess those guys felt bad about Siri, because everyone knows it's the dumbest AI Assistant on the market. So it would be like kicking a little guy when he is down. That's why they didn't make comments.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

My goal was to cut those usual idiots off before they had a chance to comment, and I was successful.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

No, your intent was to troll.

18. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Mind your manners.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

WOW another stupid post from a stupid troll. That would be a interesting job.

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You'll never know, since you don't qualify for the position.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Didn't say I did idiot. We all know you don't since you are about 12.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Apple-rulz, the amount of salt in your comment is just unreal...better get those sodium levels checked! High blood pressure is a killer.

12. apple-rulz

Posts: 1940; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

No salt, just fulfilling my pledge to do my best to eliminate those particular trolls. Once they are gone, I'll tone it down a lot.

14. aegislash

Posts: 1465; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Eliminate what trolls exactly? Darkk and Ted aren't trolls for one...TechieXP on the other hand, is definitely a troll but everyone including myself has put him in place several times, and yet he's still here. Replying to him is just further fueling his stupidity. Eventually, if we all ignore him, he'll realize that no one cares about his ignorant stupid rants and he'll go away. It's a team effort...we can do this!

5. palmguy

Posts: 974; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Just have Siri ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Cortana for info.

6. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Google Assistant was horrendous this past weekend in Boston when we were looking for local events to go to. Sorry to say. Snapchat did a better job :|

8. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

Wonder what that job world pay? I suppose having Apple on your resume is priceless.

19. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

More spying devices? No thank you.

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