Spotify's plan to create its own streaming hardware appears to be ramping up, if several recent job postings are any indication. As spotted by Music Ally, a new job opportunity for an "Operations Manager -- Hardware Product" lets it be known that the Swedish company is "on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing."
How far along in the process of creating its own hardware is unclear, but this hire would "define and manage" key elements like distribution, supply chain, logistics and customer service for the product(s). As some have pointed out, the ad suggests Spotify may be near the finish line in terms of designing the hardware and are now gearing up to manufacture it.
The job is based in Stockholm, as are a pair of other production-related jobs, for "Senior Project Manager Hardware Production" and "Project Manager Hardware Production & Engineering." Both positions will drive the project with a "team of world-class Spotify engineers and designers, contractors, manufacturing suppliers etc."