Saturday, February 4, 2023

Amazon To Hire Digital Currency And Blockchain Product Lead

Popular e-commerce site Amazon has released a job opportunity notification for Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead. The aim of these hirings would be to develop a vision and a roadmap for new payment products. 

A public statement released by Amazon’s spokesperson suggests that the world’s largest online retailer is actively planning to accept crypto payments for its services.

“We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon,” the statement reads. “We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modern, fast, and inexpensive payments, and hope to bring that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible.”

The employees recruited for this job will be working with the Payment Acceptance & Experience team of Amazon, based in Seattle and Washington.

The company is searching for a highly experienced product leader, who can create the strategy and roadmap for Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain.  

The circular released by the company says, “We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon.”

As per the report, this is not the first time, earlier also, the retailer company had taken an incremental step into crypto.

A month ago, the cloud subsidiary platform of Amazon posted a job vacancy for a Head of Product for its Amazon Managed Blockchain. 

It has been specified in the posting that the company is seeking an applicant who has decentralized finance experience. Further, it has been notified that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is also planning to develop new capabilities for protocols. Notably, those protocols would be supporting a blockchain to offer financial products without subsidiaries. 

The Advertising FinTech team of the company is also hiring a new Senior Software Engineer, so that, he/she could work on the financial ledger, billing and reconciliation system to offer transparent financial data.

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