Walmart is looking for a crypto currency expert to expand its virtual payment options and take the retail giant into the crypto age. The company posted a job listing last Monday to look for the same to help them build a digital currency strategy. That person needs to tick some requirements, like having a a record of leading and scaling companies, along with a decade-plus experience in product or program management and tech-based product commercialization. Moreover, the ideal candidate will be an expert in the world of cryptocurrency and its key players, as well as in blockchain.
The particular position will be based in Walmart’s Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters and will be given the responsibility of developing the retailer’s “digital currency strategy and product roadmap” as well as identifying “crypto-related investment and partnerships,” as per the job posting on Walmart’s website.
The company is in search of “visionary leader” with at least 10 years of product management or technology experience to develop its blockchain strategy, with preference to someone with “significant functional knowledge of the crypto currency ecosystem” and an “entrepreneurial mindset.”
With the surge in cryptocurrency investments number of job opportunities in the crypto market has also increased. Both Apple as well as Amazon is looking for workers with crypto expertise because it was earlier this year that even Apple has posted an ad requiring a business development manager focused on alternative payments, and has worked with providers in fast payments, buy now, pay later (BNPL) and cryptocurrencies.
The retailer’s crypto expansion may or may not be motivated by Amazon advertised a similar role seeking a “digital currency and blockchain product lead” to join their payments team. An Amazon spokesperson mentioned that they are inspired by the innovation happening in the crypto currency space and even they are exploring what this could look like on Amazon. They 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.