A digital currency and blockchain expert will be hired by Amazon as interest in bitcoin grows

Amazon, on the other hand, does not accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method for any of their products

Amazon, on the other hand, does not accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method for any of their products

Amazon is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payments division, hinting that the business is considering cryptocurrencies seriously. The new hire will work on "Amazon's Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap," according to a recent job advertisement by the US-based e-tailer.

Amazon Web Services, the company's cloud computing division, offers a Managed Blockchain service that allows users to set up and administer scalable blockchain networks utilising open source frameworks such as Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum. Amazon, on the other hand, does not accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method for any of their products.

"You will leverage your domain expertise in Blockchain, Distributed Ledger, Central Bank Digital Currencies and Cryptocurrency to develop the case for the capabilities which should be developed, drive the overall vision and product strategy, and gain leadership buy-in and investment for new capabilities," the listing said.

The expert will have to collaborate with teams such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), product, design, marketing, engineering, science, and business intelligence to develop a roadmap that includes customer experience, capabilities, and technical strategy, as well as a launch strategy, according to the report.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least 10 years of expertise in product or programme management, product marketing, business development, or technology, as well as a thorough understanding of the bitcoin ecosystem and related technologies.

He or she should possess good analytical and quantitative abilities, as well as the ability to work with data, including SQL and analytics. The preferred educational qualification for Amazon's current job offer is an MBA or equivalent experience.

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