Amazon’s Payments Acceptance & Experience team is hiring a digital currency and blockchain expert to develop the company’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap, including a launch strategy. “We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon,” the company’s spokesperson said.
Amazon Developing Crypto Strategy
Amazon has posted a job opening for a “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead.” The job posting explains that “The Amazon Payment Acceptance & Experience Team is responsible for how Amazon’s customers pay on Amazon’s sites and through Amazon’s services around the globe,” elaborating:
The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s digital currency and blockchain strategy and product roadmap.
The company further described: “You will leverage your domain expertise in blockchain, distributed ledger, central bank digital currencies and cryptocurrency to develop the case for the capabilities which should be developed, drive the overall vision and product strategy, and gain leadership buy-in and investment for new capabilities.”
Among the basic qualifications required for the role is a “Deep understanding of the digital / cryptocurrency ecosystem and related technologies.”
The posting adds: “You will work closely with teams across Amazon including AWS to develop the roadmap including the customer experience, technical strategy and capabilities as well as the launch strategy.”
Confirming the job posting to CNBC, an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement:
We’re inspired by the innovation happening in the cryptocurrency space and are exploring what this could look like on Amazon.
“We believe the future will be built on new technologies that enable modern, fast, and inexpensive payments, and hope to bring that future to Amazon customers as soon as possible,” the spokesperson noted.
Amazon Web Services currently offers a service called managed blockchain but Amazon does not currently accept bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as payment for its products.