It seems Apple may be just about to get its Prineville, OR iCloud data center up and running, as the company has begun posting job listings looking for engineers to staff the facility.
Apple on Monday published a notice seeking a Data Center Operations Planner to be based in Prineville, Ore. The listing, discovered by AppleInsider, comes just days after another listing for a Prineville-based position, this one for a Data Center Site Services Technician. In late March, the company posted yet another position, for a Prineville-based Data Center Chief Engineer.
The increase in hiring activity could be an indicator that Apple is close to bringing its data center in Prineville online. Construction on the facility began in October.
Land preparation and construction are believed to have cost around $68 million. When server hardware, construction costs and labor costs are totaled the facility is expected to cost in the hundred of millions, if not billions of dollars.
The facility is expected to take on some of the load from iCloud that is currently being routed through its servers in Maiden, NC. Apple also operates data center facilities in Reno, NV, and Newark, CA.