Google’s Project Ara is looking to hire supply chain experts ahead of a 2015 “market pilot”


Google’s ambitious modular smartphone experiment, Project Ara, still seems like science fiction even though some developers and beta testers recently received prototypes. But the project looks like it’s on track to publicly offer units in 2015, and Google’s Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) group is looking for a few experts to help with the rollout.

The job listings, which were tweeted out Tuesday on @projectara, are decidedly not entry level. Google’s looking for a head of project rollout who will take on a fair amount of daunting responsibilities: Navigating product regulations in countries across the world as well as with the FCC, coordinating marketing and branding, and establishing retail and fulfillment networks, which implies that Project Ara will be sold in stores, unlike Google Glass. [company]Google[/company] is primarily looking for an executive who has overseen a handset launch for an OEM in the past.

The other two listings are more technical. ATAP needs…

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