Yahoo Sponsored Search Simulation Job & Google After API Developer Relation Specialist

You know me, I'm always perusing job listings to see if I can spot interesting positions of tnterest to SEW Blog Readers or new services/trends that might be coming soon. Today, two interesting job openings popped up, one involving "sponsored search simulation" at Yahoo and the other at Google to help reach out to developers.

First, over at Yahoo. How's this for a job title: Engineering Manager - Sponsored Search Simulation

You've heard of war games, well now it's search games:

We are looking for a highly technical, hands on, experienced manager to lead the Marketplace Simulation and Forecasting project in Yahoo Search Marketing...You will be responsible for leading a small team of engineers and analysts, working closely with software architects, business and product managers, to build out a robust, reliable, high performance platform to be used in the testing, evaluation, and forecast of new marketplace design features.

Meanwhile, a few exits away in Mountain View at Google...

Google: Developer Relations Specialist - Mountain View

Are you interested in promoting Google's API's and open source initiatives? Google says:

Google is looking for a candidate who can advocate Google open source technologies and APIs to developers and create vibrant communities around them. The candidate will be responsible for the overall planning, budgeting, execution and success of developer outreach projects and will work primarily with Google engineering. Secondarily, the candidate will act as a liaison with our Legal, PR/Marketing and recruiting personnel.