It looks like Google (GOOG) is planning to add a few new channel-focused positions to its employee roles, posting available job openings to the Google Platform blog.

Google's public request for applicants can be viewed as good news for those small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) already partnering with Google -- a sign that the technology giant wants to work more closely with the channel.

According to the company's blog, Google is seeking candidates for the following new positions:

The company said on its blog that anyone interested in any of these positions can apply online and reach out to cloudplatformjobs"at"google.com with more information.

Google did not respond in time to our request for comment.

Google and Microsoft (MSFT) recently welcomed the U.S. Army to both online office suites.