Google appears to be stretching further and further into the world of wireless, as indicated by a recent job posting.
The search giant is now searching for a candidate who has experience with self-optimizing networks (SONs) in particular. The company is searching for a "Wireless Systems Engineer" to create new wireless network technologies within the LTE realm.
The applicant will be expected to "develop novel network management systems, in particular, SON," the ad says.
SONs allow operators to shift radio resources so that they can address issues like more traffic on a particular cell site.
Google is making no secret of its interest in exploring all kinds of technologies outside of its typical search engine and advertising business. The company has just unveiled "Alphabet," an umbrella organization for a plethora of different technology bets that Google is working on. (See Google Sings 'Alphabet' Song.)
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has just started sending out invites for its "Project Fi" wireless service. The company will work as an independent operator running over Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile US Inc. 's LTE networks as well as WiFi. (See Google's WiFi-First Mobile Service 'Fi' Is Here.)
The Internet giant has also been working on free WiFi, drones and wireless weather balloons. The job posting, however, indicates that Google may be digging deeper into the cellular network side of the equation in the future.
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading