Visa Hiring Blockchain Expert for ‘Visa Crypto’
American multinational financial services giant Visa is taking the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” strategy when it comes to cryptocurrencies. In order to not be left behind by the promise of high-tps (transactions per second) cryptocurrencies — or Bitcoin (BTC), for that matter — the company is hiring someone to help stay up to date with the nascent technology.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a “blockchain-not-crypto” job, either. According to the listing, Visa is looking for candidates that are “passionate about the intersection of payments and cryptocurrency” and are “deeply familiar with permissionless blockchain technology and have a close network of experts in the fast moving cryptocurrency and fintech ecosystem.” Furthermore, the candidate will help Visa develop “new products for Visa to deliver value to fintechs looking to support cryptocurrencies.”
Visa wants this Visa Crypto product manager to create and execute the company’s “product strategy within the cryptocurrency ecosystem” while examining the impact cryptocurrencies will have on payments.
Specifically, the position’s responsibilities are as follows, verbatim:
- Manage the product strategy and roadmap for cryptocurrency related opportunities
- Define product scope and feature prioritization and be flexible to iterate/change per latest developments to meet deadlines
- Ideate and execute opportunities to build products that leverage Visa’s core competencies
- Influence and provide market feedback and knowledge sharing to the entire cross-functional team and executive leadership
- Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure successful end-to-end delivery of products
- Keep up with cutting edge technology especially open source projects, and strive to contribute to Visa’s IP portfolio
Yet another of many exciting examples this year of how cryptocurrency and blockchain are making their mark on all manner of industry and the finance industry is no different. This shows that there is a willingness on the part of the finance industry, especially a big player like Visa, to compete and implement various cryptocurrency projects into their world. Instead of banning things and trying to keep their customers from cryptocurrency, Visa is looking to be a bigger part of this technology.
This should leave little doubt in anyone’s mind that cryptocurrencies are here to stay and legacy financial systems know that they must either adapt or die.