According to a press release by iXsystems today, the Director of Software Engineering for Apple, Jordan Hubbard, has decided to leave the Cupertino firm to take over software engineering at iXsystems.
Hubbard has been with Apple since 2001, and has worked on developing BSD and Unix technologies that are vital to the operation of both OS X and iOS. In his new role, Hubbard will be working on iXsystems’ storage platform FreeNAS as well as working to grow its TrueNAS platform. Hubbard claims that he is a big proponent of open source platforms, and also believes that he is good at user interface design. Below is Hubbard’s quote from the iXsystem press release:
I’m very excited to have this opportunity to help guide iXsystems through its next phase of professional and technological development,” says Hubbard. “This is not just a great opportunity for me to be part of a company known for its strong support of FreeBSD and other open source software, but I’m also looking forward to helping it achieve new levels of success with the TrueNAS storage appliance and having the opportunity to create future innovative products.
To read the full press release, check out iXsystems’ website here. Do you think it is a good move to hire a former Apple employee for a company that is looking to grow its platforms? Apple does have the ability to grow software platforms, so hiring the Director of Software Engineering away from Apple looks like a good hire for iXsystems. Let us know what you think in the comments below.