Facebook is looking to hire more than 30 professionals to ramp up its blockchain work, including the Libra cryptocurrency.
The social media giant’s career website now lists 31 job openings requiring some blockchain expertise. Six of them are for Calibra, Facebook’s wallet app for Libra. These are all jobs for data scientists and engineers, who will analyze how users interact with Calibra and other Facebook services.
“The wallet will be the delivery vehicle for many financial services starting with personal payments, but expanding to online and offline commerce and eventually lending and personal financial management,” the job description says.
The blockchain team is also recruiting legal and regulatory firepower in the form of a lead commercial counsel; a lead product counsel; a lead international blockchain counsel in Singapore who will be in charge of compliance across various jurisdictions; and a public policy manager, who will provide “payments and blockchain regulatory policy development.”
Facebook is also looking to fill a bunch of other roles involving blockchain, including a technology communication director, an SEC reporting director, a director of payments partnerships, a finance program manager, a program manager, a growth product manager, a technology communications manager, a brand strategy manager and a software engineering manager.
Last week, Facebook formally unveiled its vision for Libra, a price-stable cryptocurrency intended to bring billions into the global financial system, with companies like Visa, Mastercard, Uber, Lyft, and PayPal on board.
The reveal riled politicians and regulators around the world, with the G7 creating a task force to study Libra’s implications, the U.S. Congress scheduling hearings for July 16 and 17 and the Bank of England’s president promising the project would receive proper scrutiny.
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