With IFA 2017 behind us along with a host of new smartphone announcements, many eyes will be turning to Google and the expected launch of the Google Pixel 2 devices around a month from now. In a sign that things are ramping up for Google and the new phones’ release, an employment opportunity was spotted on LinkedIn for a customer support position specifically supporting the Pixel 2.
The listing on LinkedIn is for a contract position being hired by Accenture with the role being assigned to Google. The ad indicates the position will work out of the Google campus in San Jose and the expected pay rate is $15 per hour. Initially the position is expected to be for a one year tenure, though the possibility exists for it to be extended. As far as qualifications, Accenture is hoping to find someone with a bachelor’s or associate degree and between one to two years of customer service experience. A successful applicant should also be familiar with Google products, especially services, and preferably they would own an Android phone.
Accenture has been known to work with Google in providing contract labor. The ad is also a good sign that Google is working to put the proper infrastructure in place to handle a new device launch. A big question that will still linger until people can start placing orders is whether Google accurately predicts demand. For the original Google Pixel phones, and in particular the Pixel XL, released last year, many interested buyers faced weeks of waiting for order fulfillment.