Blockchain and Crypto Jobs This Week: 10 Exciting Roles to Consider

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One thing that is critical to know about the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency space is that it is multifaceted. Although the industry as a whole is technology-oriented, there are more options out there for those who have other important skills, including marketing, program and project management, and communication. Having a career in crypto may look like you are going to be trading all day, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Each one of the positions that we are listing below plays an important role in making the industry what it is today. Keep scrolling down to see all 10 roles that may be a good fit for you, if you are passionate about the new technology and its applications.

1. Legal Project Manager, Facebook/Calibra, New York City, NY, US

If you follow what is happening in the cryptocurrency industry, you have heard that in June 2019 Facebook announced its plans for Libra – a new global cryptocurrency that runs on the Libra network. Calibra is a newly formed Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide financial services that will enable people to access and participate in the Libra network. Its first product will be a digital wallet for Libra. The company’s vision is to reinvent money and transform the global economy so people everywhere can live better lives.

While it is still early in the process of developing Calibra, the company is looking for talented, passionate, mission-driven people to join its team. Here is one role that may be a good fit for those with a project management background. Facebook’s Legal Project Management Office (PMO) is hiring a Legal Project Manager to serve its growing Legal team with a focus on Compliance, Legal and Regulatory for Calibra. The ideal candidate should have strong project management skills, communication skills, and an ability to see the big picture and incorporate problem solving, critical thinking and tactical execution into his/her daily work.

2. Country Manager – Philippines, Celo, Manila, Philippines

Celo aims to remove the barriers for large-scale adoption of cryptocurrencies as means-of-payment. Using a novel address-based encryption algorithm, the Celo protocol makes sending money as easy as sending a text message. Celo is an open protocol enabling many to participate in the system, even with a budget Android smartphone. The first application launching on the Celo platform is a social payments and money transfer app, aimed at developing markets.

If you are passionate about Celo’s financial inclusion mission and have project and team management background, look into this position. As Country Manager, you will oversee all projects and programs around the launch of Celo in the market. You will be responsible for the implementation of Celo’s rollout in the Philippines, including on-the-ground project management, hiring, and engagement with key local partners and regulators. You will also develop and execute a strategy for Celo adoption in the Philippines.

There are lots of research focused jobs in the blockchain space. Image: Shutterstock

3. Filecoin Community Manager, Protocol Labs, Remote

Protocol Labs’ mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. The company builds protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. One of their projects is Filecoin, which is an open-source crypto project that cares deeply about supporting its many communities – miner, developer, researcher, and storage communities, among others.

Are you someone who deeply understands cryptocurrency networks, communities and how they work? Would you like to work remotely? Well then you will probably like to become Filecoin’s first Community Manager. You will be responsible for providing tactical support for the project’s early community, creating its global community strategy, and executing this strategy on the ground. Day-to-day, you may help them respond to community support questions, coordinate online and offline events, write development updates for their blog, and manage a team of global community ambassadors. You may have to design and implement new community engagement programs, conduct community research, and work with our communications and events teams to plan events. What is exciting is that as Filecoin’s Community Manager, you will be the face of Filecoin to the community.

4. Senior Software Engineer – Blockchain Technology , Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA, US

A technology company known for securing and delivering digital experiences for the world’s largest companies, Akamai Labs is expanding its team with a mission to strategically apply blockchain technology to business requirements for a highly available, high throughput, highly secure transaction system.

If you want to work on extremely challenging technology problems of global scale, then this is the role for you. As a Senior Software Engineer you will be an integral part of a team working to strategically apply blockchain technologies to new and innovative business areas. You will be responsible for software component implementation accompanying the deployment of a global blockchain system supporting a high volume of transactions; prototyping and proof-of-concept experiments to make design decisions; software testing; and of course working collaboratively with a cross-discipline team in a fast-paced, agile environment.

5. Blockchain Product Manager, J.P. Morgan, New York, NY, US

The Blockchain Center of Excellence (BCOE) leads and coordinates all blockchain and distributed ledger-related activities within the Corporate and Investment Bank at J.P. Morgan, which have grown to include a dedicated technology team, key partnerships with leading blockchain technology providers, and active participation in industry forums. The BCOE represents J.P. Morgan’s commitment to exploring and deploying distributed ledger technology with the goal of positioning J.P. Morgan as a leader in this field.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Is your communication style clear and concise and you demonstrate problem solving and organizational skills? Well, J.P. Morgan Chase is looking for a Product Manager. If you’d like to own the product from conception to delivery and bridge the technical and business worlds, ensuring the bank is building the right products for the right clients in the right time, this position is for you. You will work with senior business leaders, external blockchain technology and service providers, and internal engineering teams to define, develop, and deliver distributed ledger solutions within J.P. Morgan. Your day-to-day tasks will include gathering requirements, providing analysis, assessing alternatives and code libraries, design and verifying cryptographic protocols, implementing rigorous and thorough monitoring and testing practices, and designing, implementing and monitoring one or more line of business applications. To do this, you will definitely need computer science fundamentals, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a strong object oriented programming language background.

Some positions in the space are related to trading crypto. Image: Shutterstock

6. Cryptocurrency Trader, Akuna Capital, Sydney, Chicago, Boston, HK

Akuna Capital LLC is a startup trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge tech and data driven solutions. The company is currently trading HK, cryptocurrencies, and US night markets and is looking to expand to trading in all major Asian exchanges.

If you are bright and competitive, with quantitative skills and a passion for the crypto space, try a Crypto Trader role. Akuna Capital is hiring traders all around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago and Boston. You will be analyzing and making digital asset portfolio positions and actively following crypto markets to generate trading opportunity ideas and hypothesize about new trading signals, empirically testing them with data. You will design, implement and monitor automated trading strategies, investigate and improve existing trade execution and general strategy performance.

7. Staff Research Scientist, Visa, Palo Alto, CA, US

Visa Research is a newly created research organization as part of the company’s effort to expand its technology research capabilities globally. Visa Research currently focuses on building research teams in three key areas: Data Analytics, Security, and Future of Payment. As part of its research in the Future of Payment, Visa is establishing a Blockchain research team to advance this exciting technology in the context of payment ecosystem, and so is looking for researchers and engineers with a broad range of expertise such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Distributed System, and Security.

As a Senior Research Scientist at Visa, you will work with a team to conduct world-class research on fundamental technology challenges in machine learning/deep learning and contribute to the long-term research agenda in the future of payments, as well as deliver innovative technologies and insights to Visa’s strategic products and business. This role is an exciting opportunity to make key contributions to Visa’s strategic vision.

8. Director of Product, Blockchain, KIVA, Portland, OR, US

Kiva is an international nonprofit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. Kiva runs a global marketplace platform to crowdfund microloans for financially excluded entrepreneurs, farmers and students around the world, mostly in developing countries. The organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to create impact and opportunity at global scale. In just 13 years, Kiva has raised more than $1.2 billion in loan capital for 2.7 million borrowers in 83 countries. The company has offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok. Its team includes more than 100 employees and more than 400 volunteers around the globe. Are you passionate about international development, specifically financial inclusion?Well,as a Director of Product at Kiva, you’ll be responsible for leading initiatives that affect lenders, borrowers and Kiva staff around the world. You will be managing the organization’s Kiva Protocol. Launched in September of last year, Kiva Protocol gives unbanked people digital identity and secure control over their own credit information. You should have solid product design, technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills and a passion for cryptocurrency, financial markets, and the Kiva mission. And of course entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment is always a plus.

Some roles in the space involve marketing and communications, story-telling, and teaching Image: www.theladders.com

9. Adjunct Faculty, MBA and MS Information Technology, Endicott College, Beverly and Boston, MA, US

Originally a two-year women’s college, Endicott College was named after John Endicott, an early overseer of Harvard University and the first governor of Massachusetts.

Do you have an advanced degree like Ph.D. in Business Administration or a related field? Do you enjoy teaching? Endicott College has an adjunct faculty opening in its Masters in Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Technology programs. You will be teaching a variety of disciplines, including data mining, data analytics, agile project management, advanced project management courses, introduction advanced web programming, object oriented programming and coding, cybersecurity, security management and technology and innovation: cryptocurrency, AI, blockchain, SAS, robotics, etc.

10. Content Writer, Blockchain, Winn.Solutions, Remote

Winn.Solutions is a small but growing organization. It is a full stack blockchain-focused digital marketing agency, driven by tech-savvy growth hackers with a desire to accelerate business revenue. The company is growing and is looking to expand its PR team.

Are you a talented enthusiastic writer who possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills? Would you like to work remotely and participate in video-conferencing calls with team members and clients? This is your chance, because Winn.Solutions is looking for a content writer with an extensive knowledge and passion for blockchain and cryptocurrency. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, or other related fields and a couple of years of experience. You will have to write multiple long-form, high-quality articles a month, disseminate content via social media platforms and media relationships, and ensure all content is proofread and SEO-friendly.

Maria Birger

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