Apple has hired 50 more engineers to help it deliver iOS 10 and other software updates to developers, as part of a restructuring to shore up the company’s software engineering teams.
The new hires are all in the software development and marketing teams, Apple said in a blog post.
The hires are part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to expand its software engineering workforce.
In the first quarter of this year, the company announced it hired an additional 100 people.
Apple announced on Wednesday it was adding 50 new software engineers to its software development team in the third quarter, and hiring another 100 in the fourth quarter.
In that period, the Apple software engineering team added more than 4,400 new employees.
The software engineers are in addition to about 400 people hired by the Apple hardware team and the iPhone and iPad software development teams, as well as more than 800 employees hired by Apple’s supply chain and design teams.
Apple has been struggling to maintain its software engineer workforce in recent years as the company has added more and more software engineers over the past two years.
Apple’s software engineer recruitment efforts are part, the post said, of an effort to “build an environment where we can deliver our products to developers faster and more effectively.”
The announcement comes as Apple is facing mounting criticism from developers who say that the software engineering jobs at the company are being used for the purpose of producing cheaper iPhones.
In recent months, Apple has faced a string of criticism from the software and hardware community, including from its own developer community.
Apple said that the new hires come on top of the additional 200 software engineers the company had hired in the second quarter.
The company said in the post that it is also adding more software engineering positions to the hardware team, but would not provide more details about the new positions.
The hiring spree comes at a time when Apple is looking to improve its software and engineering engineering team.
Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that software engineering at the tech giant was “one of the top 10 jobs in the world.”
Apple said at the time that its software engineers were working on more than 70 products and were responsible for a majority of its apps.