Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Planning has awarded a search firm, Zeppelin International, the top spot in a search for a new application engineer in its ranks.
Zeppelin, which is based in New York, is the third largest application software firm in the world.
The Ministry of Economic and Planning said it has hired Zeppelin to conduct a “giant-spending search” for a software engineer who will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of new products.
The search, which will take up to two years, will be open to candidates with relevant experience and expertise, the ministry said in a statement.
Zeppelins applications will be reviewed by a team of experienced software developers, as well as a team which will “make sure that the application engineer is knowledgeable and capable of delivering a high-quality product.”
The search will be conducted in cooperation with the government-owned IT firm of the same name.
The search will also involve a team “responsible for conducting due diligence on potential candidates.”
The ministry did not specify how many candidates would be considered for the search.
The announcement was made Wednesday, one day after Israel’s Chief Information Commissioner ordered a review of the Ministry of Finance’s decision to hire Zeppelin as the countrys application software specialist.
Zeppler was created in 1999 and is the world’s largest software company.
Its products include a web-based application platform called Vuela that is used by more than 50 countries.
In a statement, the company said it had “a long history of delivering high-performing applications to businesses worldwide and we have been an innovative leader in the field for a long time.”
It said the search for the new software engineer will be a “global search” and it will focus on candidates who have a “broad range of experience, expertise and skills,” the statement said.
In addition to Zeppelin, the search team includes Hetzel, who has been responsible for the development of the open source Apache web server, as also former Google engineers and others from other firms.
The Israeli government is also hiring.
The countrys Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday it had hired former IBM executives Michael Siegel and Daniel Lutz as IT and application engineers.
The ministry said the new hiring will take place within a few months.