Amazon Is Hiring A Product Leader to Develop its Digital Currency
Amazon is hiring a Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead as it progresses into the cryptocurrency sector.
With $1.83 trillion market capitalization, the tech giant is looking for an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap.
Based in Seattle, Washington, the position is part of Amazon’s Payments & Experience team.
According to the job posting on the company's website, the person must understand the digital cryptocurrency ecosystem and related technologies to “own the vision and strategy” for its digital currency and its roadmap.
They will be leveraging the domain expertise in cryptocurrency, blockchain, distributed ledger, and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) to develop the capabilities and drive the overall vision and product strategy.
Earlier this year, there has been chatter about the company working on an Amazon Coin when it posted a job for “Software Development Manager – Digital and Emerging Payments” with Mexico’s prime members chosen for the new payment product.
Back in 2019, when Facebook announced its stablecoin project Diem previously known as Libra, Patrick Gauthier, vice president of Amazon Pay, said it wouldn’t be creating its own cryptocurrency anytime soon.
“At Amazon, we don’t really deal in the speculative,” Gauthier said at the time.
Earlier this month, Jeff Bezos stepped down as the company CEO and is now exploring space. Andy Jessy is the new CEO who previously ran Amazon’s cloud-computing division (AWS).