Recruitment for blockchain specialists at major banks and vendors is hotting up, as Visa, Thomson Reuters and BNY Mellon post ads on job boards.
Visa, which has participated in Chain's recent $30 million funding round and run proof-of-concept tests on the use of distributed ledger technologies for remittances, is hiring a senior staff software engineer to work at its labs in Foster City California as part of the Visa research team.
"The Sr. Staff Software Engineer will work with the research team to develop proof of concept to test the concept in the real world scenario, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa's strategic products and business," states the job post. "As an integral team member of the Visa Research team, the Engineer will work on research and development activities in the emerging payment, Blockchain, QR Code, Virtual currency and many other emerging payment technologies with other researchers."
BNY Mellon, which was one of the first banks to begin playing with bitcoin, using blockchain technology to build a staff incentive application on its internal network back in April last year, is looking to employ a 'blockchain senior prodoct manager', at its outpost in Palo Alto on a $240K salary package.
The new hire will be responsible for "managing multiple, complex products, that may be global in scope".
Thomson Reuters meanwhile is on the hunt for a "talented developer" who will "work on and be responsible for analysis, design and implementation of complex software solutions using Blockchain technologies (Ethereum etc)".
"You will also help create a platform and tools in and around distributed ledgers," the ad continues. "You will help create prototypes, demos, and real products using these technologies."