Apple Classified Ad Furthers Speculation That Its Streaming Service Will Launch Soon

A recent job posting at Apple has fuelled further rumors that the company is on the verge of launching its media streaming service.

The company is looking for a Media Streaming Engineering Manager to be a part of its Interactive Media Group, in Santa Clara Valley, Apple Insider reports.

The company’s Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the media and graphics infrastructure across all Apple products and services including Phone, AppleTV, iPad and iPod, Final Cut and Aperture.

The division is primarily focused on local media playback, video-on-demand and live streaming of multimedia content.

“We are looking for an excellent engineering manager to join our team and help develop our media streaming engine for our iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows products,” the Apple job posting read.

Potential candidates are required to have thorough knowledge of the TCP/IP suite of protocols along with Mac, BSD or UNIX development experience.

The job post comes as the company prepares to launch its own cloud based music streaming and storage locker services to compete with similar services offered by Google and Amazon. The company has already signed deals with at least two major record labels.

Google has yet to sign any deals with major labels.