Microsoft is planning an automatic backup feature for the next version of Windows Phone. Although not officially announced yet, the plans were made public in a recent job posting on Microsoft's Careers website.

It's not uncommon for companies to seek out employees with a very specific set of skills that are catered to a particular project they are working on. This can be a bit of a double-edged sword as said company would need to be pretty detailed in the job listing to find the right person. Such detail can often paint a vivid picture of future plans for software and hardware which is exactly the case with this listing from Redmond.

The listing is inviting candidates to join the Windows Phone Backup, Migrate, and Restore team. As per the description, the goal of the project revolves around disaster recovery - restoring your phone to a good state should you happen to lose the device or buy a new one, drop it in a swimming pool or if your child accidentally wipes the phone by entering the wrong PIN number too many times.

Microsoft has some catching up to do as other manufacturers have similar features already in place that allow users to seamlessly recover data should the unthinkable happen. Microsoft states that they are planning to introduce the new feature in the next version of Windows Phone, although they didn't specify if this would be Tango or Apollo.

Those interested in the job can check out the original listing by clicking here.