An excerpt from the listing states that “Valve is traditionally a software company. Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us, as they enable us and our partners to have a robust and direct relationship with customers. We’re frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space though, so we’re jumping in.”
There had previously been rumors that Valve was considering hardware development. They denied all speculation at the time, but this latest discovery is very convincing.
“Even basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven’t really changed in any meaningful way over the years. There’s a real void in the marketplace, and opportunities to create compelling user experiences are being overlooked.”
Valve’s new staffer will add “expertise in product design and manufacturing, ergonomics, usability, aesthetics, and surfacing.”
When it comes to requirements, those applying should have “6+ years of professional experience shipping world-class, high-tech hardware products” and “a thorough understanding of product design principles.”