Google Makes Job Offer To Nokia Engineers

    February 11, 2011

Earlier this week, Google Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra raised a few eyebrows by calling Nokia and Microsoft "turkeys" on Twitter.  That jab apparently wasn’t aimed at all of Nokia’s workers, however, as someone else at Google has now extended an offer of employment.

Aidan Biggins, a technical recruiter who’s based in London, made a pretty straightforward grab for Nokia software engineers earlier today.  As you can see below, he tweeted, "Any Nokia software engineers need a job?  We’re hiring . . ."

Any Nokia software engineers need a job? We’re hiring: than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Given Google’s reputation as an excellent place to work, Biggins/Google seems likely to get more than a few responses.  Two more things that might influence some decisions: Nokia’s stock is down 13.33 percent at the moment, while Google’s is up 0.29 percent.

Anyway, if many individuals actually change companies, this’ll help Google "get back" at Nokia for picking Microsoft’s mobile operating system over Android.

Of course, Google’s also liable to obtain some topnotch talent, and since the company announced plans to hire more than 6,000 people this year, it’s not like payroll expenses are much of an issue.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop responded to Gundotra’s tweet about two turkeys with a tweet about two bicycle makers (the Wright brothers) who "decided to fly," by the way.