By now, everyone’s used to Siri’s wit. Tell her you love her, and Apple’s Siri digital assistant may respond that all you need is love — and an iPhone. Or that it will never work out. And she’s got jokes for a variety of other queries.
But who’s the woman behind Siri? Or the man? Or the team? Because there are people, and Apple’s hiring someone.
Spotted via Zach Seward, Apple’s apparently seeking a “Siri Writer.” From the post on LinkedIn:
We’re looking for a uniquely creative individual to help us evolve and enrich Siri, our virtual personal assistant. Siri’s known for ‘her’ wit, cultural knowledge, and zeal to explain things in engaging, funny, and practical ways. The ideal candidate is someone who combines a love for language, wordplay, and conversation with demonstrated experience in bringing creative content to life within an intense technical environment.
After various key qualifications, the post explains that the successful job applicant will:
Develop and write original dialog to support new Siri capabilities; refresh and refine existing Siri dialog.
Work closely with interaction designers in formulating utterances, and in specifying them and their parameters for engineering staff.
Develop a rapid editorial process and workflow for eliciting ideas (from internal, external, and user sources), creating and refining dialog, soliciting internal reviews, getting dialog into production, and learning from user reaction to it.
Ensure the consistency and quality of Siri dialog from all sources.
Help the Siri team evolve Siri as a distinct, recognizable character.
Unfortunately, leaving LinkedIn to find the job posting at the Apple site gives a message that “Sorry — this job is no longer available.”
Siri, will you tell us when you’re hiring again?