One of the major features of Google’s Android Gingerbread was its inclusion of NFC technology. Google fully expects NFC to be the new way to make purchases and are quickly moving resources into the technology. This time they are looking to hire a Technical Account Manager who is familiar with Near Field Communication.
The listing asks for the applicant to have:
“At least 5 years of hands-on experience in Internet products and technologies, and knowledge of one or more of the following: NFC/RFID technologies, different chipset ISO specifications, integration with POS readers & systems and payment processing, technical implementation of merchant loyalty, coupon or incentive programs.”
Also worth mention, the first NFC apps are already appearing in the Android Market. One of them is Japanese, which is not surprising considering how fond Japan is to the technology. Others include Taglet, and Enable Table which are contact sharing and restaurant bill pay NFC apps respectively.
We can fully expect the see a lot of NFC as Google has even been in talks with PayPal which would be huge for both company’s to offer NFC solutions.