When Research In Motion (RIM) recently revealed that it was cutting 5,000 jobs, it became easy to assume that the company was sticking with whom it had left to pull itself out of the doldrums. However, according to RIM's BlackBerry Developers blog, new employees are still being sought out.
RIM is looking for 10 BlackBerry Developer Evangelists for its Toronto, France, Poland, China, Dubai, India and South Korea offices.
That position title seems a little non-descript, but this is how RIM describes it within the Careers section of its Website:
"The Developer Evangelist drives developer platform adoption and ensures developer satisfaction with BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS tools and platform technologies through BlackBerry led events, community engagement, developing relationships with community leaders, and direct account engagement with customers, including running onsite technical programs with key developer partners. This is a highly technical role with the mission of educating, engaging and inspiring the broad community of developers and fostering critical mass adoption of the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS tools and platform technologies. The Developer Evangelist leads by example and invests heavily in cultivating productive, influential partners and community leaders."
Beyond those positions, RIM is also pursuing multiple Application Development Consultants (technical platform experts), Web Developers, Project Managers and Marketing individuals.
In case you're just joining us, last week RIM posted a US$518 million GAAP net loss for Q1 2012, announced that the release of BlackBerry 10 devices has been pushed back to early 2013 and that a number of jobs will be sacrificed along the way.
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