Facebook To Recruit 20 Blockchain-Related Staff As It Delves Deeper Into The Technology
Facebook, the most popular social media platform in the world, has decided to increase its employee strength for jobs regarding blockchain. The official website of its careers features a compilation of 20 vacancies with different roles that were specifically tagged
The vacancies include:
· Two Product Managers for different locations
· Community Media & Web Manager
· Business Operations Manager
· Growth Product Manager
· Software Engineer
· Threat Investigator
· Technology Communications Director
· Data Engineer
· Qualitative UX Researcher
· Quantitative UX Researcher
· Data Scientist
· Brand Marketing Manager
· Software Engineer
· Two Mixed Methods UX Researchers also for two different locations
· Security Engineer – Threat Detection and Response
· Brand Strategy and Insights Manager
· Product Designer.
One of the vacancies described as “Global Security Strategic Partner” was not exactly tagged “blockchain” but is a role that involves a person to
“serve as a liaison and thought partner between Global Security and the selected key business partners, in this case: Facebook’s Blockchain organization.”
Facebook did not reveal a lot of information about the specific job descriptions but it seemed to contain vague connections to new plan and ideas for a pretty interesting goal:
“Our ultimate goal is to help billions of people with access to things they don’t have now – that could be things like healthcare, equitable financial services, or new ways to save or share information.”
Facebook and Blockchain Technology
Before now, there has been a reason for many people to conclude that Facebook paid more than a passing attentiveness to the blockchain industry.
Facebook, according to a recent story published in the New York Times, has had at least fifty of its engineers, working tirelessly to develop a token for use by its different platforms. These are the Facebook platform itself, Instagram and also WhatsApp. The token being developed will be created as a stablecoin and is projected to officially launch sometime before July 2019.
Facebook currently uses a system called Facebook Connect as a way for its millions of users to sign on to the social media network. However, in a recent interview with Jonathan Zittrain who is a Harvard Law professor, the CEO of Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg – has said that using blockchain technology, Facebook might be able to change the way users sign on and might completely replace Facebook Connect.
“Basically, you take your information, you store it on some decentralized system and you have the choice to log into places without going through an intermediary.”
Lastly, it was reported sometime in the summer of 2018 that David Marcus, the then president of PayPal, had left his position at American based crypto exchange – Coinbase – to take on a new assignment as Facebook’s blockchain research lead. This can only mean that Facebook is taking blockchain technology quite seriously and might apply it pretty religiously, for its many operations.