The U.S Department of Commerce in its job posting on USAJobs has made public that it has an opening for computer scientist with a crypto and blockchain experience for its National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It has also revealed that setting up blockchain test beds and conducting research and analysis of blockchain technologies, crypto ledgers and crypto contract.
The Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand stated that the country will now allow employees to get their monthly salaries in cryptocurrencies. Though it didn’t reveal the name of any particular cryptocurrency, it has stated that certain cryptocurrencies that conform to the crypto and tax payment policies have been approved by the government to be used for paying salaries. The plan will be active for the next three years.
Mastercard (a multinational payment card firm) has been steadily increasing its blockchain head count it has hired a total of 175 engineers with expertise in blockchain last year alone as part of its plan to create its very own blockchain network and bring out its own crypto wallet. Has now posted three big openings: the role of Vice President (blockchain product management) and two for Directors of different departments.
The blockchain firm, R3 has shared that they’re expanding the London office space to accommodate a hiring spree which plans to add 50 staff members, with a team of some 10 to 15 engineers. The MD of R3, Charley Cooper explained, “We are doubling our office space in London with a second floor that opened several weeks ago, to accommodate the significant amount of hiring we need to grow the engineering team.”
One of the largest telecom company in the United States, Verizon has shared on its career page that they’re to recruits the talents from blockchain-related backgrounds. A leading engineer at Verizon commented, “Google, Facebook, Microsoft, those guys are just taking the cream of the crop. I have interviewed over 100 candidates in the last couple of years and it’s getting harder to find good calibre candidates in the blockchain.”
A research conducted by TeQatlas has shared the number of blockchain-related job offerings is growing consistently. The report has concluded, “London is Europe’s leading city in terms of Blockchain-related job offerings occupying 26% of the worldwide amount. Unsurprisingly, the US leading cities are New York and San Francisco with 19% and 13% respectively.”
A new job posting was made public by Facebook where it mentioned that the company is currently is looking to hire a finance program manager in the blockchain. The job description has also mentioned that this individual will be a key part of the Finance Project Management Organization and will be responsible for planning, leading and executing on global, cross-functional finance projects.
ConsenSys (a NewYork based Ethereum development Co) have shared they’re currently witnessing an immense expansion of blockchain industry all over the world. Due to the expanding demand in the blockchain space, the industry is currently in needs tremondus workforce. A developer explained, “It’s not all cryptography and distributed systems, there’s a need for thousands of non-technical roles ranging from publicists to content creators, community managers and admin positions.”
The Shenzhen Fintech Research Institute, which was set up by People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has announced a total of 29 job openings and they are looking for suitable prospects for the following positions: a blockchain development engineer, a blockchain architect and a senior technical expert, all of whom will be working with a common goal to develop and optimize a distributed network that will be capable of delivering large scale transactions.
The US-based Fidelity Investments (a investment management company) is looking to expand its digital asset wing and has number of openings. In its job listing it has nine professionals in fields ranging from analytics and data engineering to blockchain solutions architecture and blockchain solutions engineering. The company then said, “we are live with a select group of eligible clients and will continue rolling out slowly.”