It was just a matter of time. The wait is perhaps over. After Hulu and Netflix, it is now Amazon joining the fray. According to new job posting on Glassdoor Amazon Video is looking to hire a senior software development manager for virtual reality and it does not seem like it will be a single hire.
The company wrote that it is looking for a Senior Software Development Manager to lead a team that will build a VR experience within Amazon Video, in the ad spotted by UploadtoVR. It seems like Amazon wants to do more than just creating VR experiences. The posting’s description calls for a talented developer who will ‘lead [their] Virtual Reality team’ who will be responsible for ‘building the Virtual Reality experience within Amazon Video.’
Based on the description Amazon Video appears to be building not just a platform where viewers can watch their flat screen content in a virtual environment, but rather a platform for distribution of 360 VR content.
Of late, Amazon has been fairly active in the AR and VR scene, releasing a number of patent designs for AR products, launching Lumberyard – a new game engine with incoming VR support, and creating a launch site on Amazon.com for VR products. With this job posting it seems that the company is going to continue to expand its efforts in the space.
It was only a matter of time before Amazon got into the VR game. Thus, it was not a surprising move. Let us hope that the company will come up with some amazing VR platforms.