Amazon to hire digital asset specialist for financial service team


TL;DR Breakdown

  • Amazon wants to hire a digital asset specialist.
  • Employed talent would help drive cloud-based virtual asset price discovery, settlement, and custodial solutions

Amazon web service (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis, has reeled out a vacancy to hire a “Principal Digital Assets Specialist” in New York for its global financial services team.

Amazon posted the job ad on October 30th, stating that the chosen candidate will interface with senior management of the company’s enterprise AWS clientele to “transform the way they transact digital assets.” It would include crypto, stablecoins, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

The e-commerce subsidiary also noted that the job post includes plans to drive cloud-based virtual asset price discovery, settlement, and custodial solutions on AWS for financial service clients.

Whoever is appointed for the role would also be responsible for promoting the value proposition of AWS digital asset solutions in financial services.

Amazon going crypto

In July, the firm announced it wanted to employ a digital currency and blockchain product lead as part of a global expansion focused on virtual assets.

The team would be responsible for facilitating billions of online customer payments through the sites and services of the firm.

“The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap, requirements in the application read.

In 2021 alone, the e-commerce giant has been linked so much to crypto that rumors emerged at some point the firm was going to begin accepting Bitcoin payment. that firm debunked the rumor, however.

Many users of the e-commerce firm also persuaded it to accept payment for goods and services in Dogecoin. Users numbering over 140 thousand signed a petition supporting the idea of Amazon receiving Dogecoin payment.

Amidst the back and forth with Amazon and crypto, it remains evident that the Jeff Bezos-owned firm is having its eye on crypto and would look to integrate it into its business at some point.

Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Muhaimin Olowoporoku

Muhaimin loves writing on crypto news aside from being a crypto enthusiast. He has a knack for analysing issues and updating people on what's happening around the globe. He believes that blockchain and cryptocurrency are the most useful systems of mutual trust ever devised.

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