On 16 August, the U.S. retail giant Walmart posted a job opening for an experienced crypto specialist to create and lead the company’s digital currency strategy and product roadmap.
According to the job posting, Walmart looks for someone with a history of leading and growing companies. They also seek a minimum of 10 years’ expertise in product/program management and technology-based product marketing.
Requirements for Walmart’s Job Posting
Walmart says in the list of roles that it is seeking for someone with a track record in managing and growing companies with at least 10 years’ experiences in product/program management and technology-based product marketing.
The ideal applicant should be skilled in cryptocurrencies and blockchain related technologies, and should have a thorough understanding of the crypto ecosystem and its key players.
Walmart’s Recent Push into Fintech
This year, Walmart launched a Fintech business named Hazel that could provide a broad variety of financial services combined into a “first mobile ‘super-app’.”
The future Digital Currency and Crypto Product Lead of Walmart will be located at the Bentonville, Arkansas office of Walmart.
In addition to developing and implementing the overall crypto-strategy, its key tasks will be to identify and translate customer needs into product requirements; to forge cooperation with product, technology and design leaders; to commit itself to crypto-product roadmaps and drive the implementation of the project and to identify investment and partnership opportunities related to cryptography.
Amazon’s Recent Crypto Job Posting
Walmart is not the only major conglomerate dabbling into crypto.
According to a new job posting, Amazon is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payment team. The ecommerce giant is seeking for a “experienced product manager to build Amazon’s digital currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap.”
Amazon’s cloud division has previously operated a blockchain service, the Amazon Web Services (AWS). But CEO Andy Jassy stated in 2017 that the firm was “monitoring” the sector while heading the AWS division, but Amazon did not see many viable use cases in blockchains that are much wider than utilizing the distributed ledger.