Mar 10, 2016 07:24 AM EST

Amazon Job Posting Indicates Company Is Creating Virtual Reality Group

An Amazon job listing at GlassDoor suggests that the online marketing company is creating its own virtual reality team.

A recent news report published in UploadVR started the rumors. The speculations began when the job posting for senior software development manager position with specialty on virtual reality came out from the Seattle-based e-commerce firm.

This job opening failed to mention a number of critical details, but it indicated that the person (or team) who will take the position will focus on "building the virtual reality experience within Amazon video."

Today, tech companies without a virtual-reality team will be considerably behind the times and its competitors. This is what phone makers and social media networks have been manifesting through their current technological developments.

By creating a VR team, Amazon is now joining the VR bandwagon, suggested by its recent job posting. The biggest online seller in the world is searching for a VR professional who will head its team within Amazon Video.

Most of the focus on VR lately is on new headsets offered by HTC Vive and Oculus VR. Pretty soon, they will be made available to the mainstream consumers making the enjoyment of different digital worlds and forms of entertainment possible to larger numbers of audiences.

Perhaps, this is the opportune time that the online marketing company thinks it can join the fray.

Amazon's job description states: "The future will not be limited to passive 2D experiences."

"The Virtual Reality team will explore and create the platform and interface for immersive storytelling. This will include an ingestion and playback platform for Virtual Reality experiences," the job posting added.

This could mean Amazon is planning of working on a similar platform being used by Milk VR, a Samsung service that provides free 360-degree videos using Gear VR, a virtual reality headset also made by Samsung.

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