The company's plans were revealed in a job posting spotted by iClarified.
Apple Pay is a new and exciting area in Apple that is set to expand across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Apple Pay will change the way consumers pay with breakthrough contactless payment technology and unique security features built right into their iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay in an easy, secure, and private way. The new London-based Apple Pay team will work to drive the roll-out of this technology across EMEIA by working with a variety of internal and external partners, including teams in the US where the product will first launch and the EMEIA organisation, as well as Issuers, payment networks and merchants across Europe.
Notably, the company is also hiring an Apple Pay Site Reliability Engineer in China.
The Apple Pay Site Reliability Engineering Team is hiring for multiple roles focused on the front line customer experience and the back end integration of Apple systems with our Network and Banking partners. As part of this follow-the-sun team, you’ll have peers based in Europe and the US, ensuring timely support for our US customers around the clock, and a positive work-life balance for you. You’ll be joining a team of world class engineers and interacting on a daily basis with teams that span across Apple including iOS software and hardware engineering, Apple Online Store, Apple Retail and our network and banking partners.
Apple has signed up dozens more banks, retail stores, and start-ups to Apple Pay in recent weeks. The company now says it supports credit cards used for 90% of purchases in the U.S.
If you haven't seen Apple Pay in action yet, check out this video of Apple SVP Eddy Cue demonstrating how it works.
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