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RIM Posts Job Looking for WebKit Developer – Finally!!!

RIM-webkit-job The sharp eyed team @MobileCrunch spotted a RIM job posting on LinkedIn that is hopefully a sign of the times. RIM is looking for a WebKit developer with expert C++ knowledge. The job was posted on October 7th and is looking for a full time mid-senior level employee.

I am really praying this means that RIM is planning on totally overhauling the current browser because these gradual fixes/improvements are not working. They have still not fully fixed JavaScript speed in OS 5.0. I truly hope they find somebody who is fully qualified to create a browser that will put all other browsers to shame. Come on RIM we believe in you!

This one line in the description gives me hope:

    …the successful candidate will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic development environment to develop a WebKit-based browser for the BlackBerry Platform.

Check out the full job description after the jump or at this link

via BBcool – Thanks DavidB for sending this one in!

Job Description

We are currently looking for a talented and passionate individual to join a growing team within the BlackBerry Platform organization. Utilizing their expert knowledge in C++ programming, the successful candidate will be working in a fast-paced, dynamic development environment to develop a WebKit-based browser for the BlackBerry Platform.
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:
All development aspects of software development lifecycle
Analysis, design, implementation and support of features of the product
Collaboration with team members and other internal groups in delivering features with the highest quality
Focusing on the maintainability, scalability and reliability of the system


B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or Equivalent Webkit experience
Expert knowledge of C++ programming
Ability to work with Linux and Windows
Experience interfacing with hardware devices and embedded systems
Highly-motivated individual with commitment to excellence
Able to work well as a member of a team, utilizing complex technologies
Able to learn quickly and under pressure, to meet tight deadlines
Experience with WebKit considered a plus, especially Contributor/Committer/Reviewer status
Experience working within an Open Source development environment
Experience in GUI development
Experience developing software for devices with limited memory/CPU
If you’re driven to take wireless technologies to the next level, it’s time you join the team at RIM. We offer a challenging environment that fosters creativity and rewards excellence. Employees also have use of our award winning BlackBerry!
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Research In Motion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Description

Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)® is a world leader in the mobile communications market and has a history of developing breakthrough wireless solutions. RIM’s portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies is used by thousands of organizations around the world and includes the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools and software/hardware licensing agreements. RIM is seeking driven individuals who can take our wireless data products to the next level in the global wireless market. Are you ready to make a difference in the world of mobile communications with RIM?

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  1. They have webkit jobs posted for locations about an hour from me.

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