Facebook is advertising five blockchain positions on the careers page of its website, sparking speculation it is close to launching some kind of cryptocurrency product.
The jobs include the following:
- Data scientist
- Data engineer
- Software engineer (x2)
- Product Marketing Lead
It’s the marketing job that has raised the most eyebrows, with marketing professionals usually brought on board when a product is about to launch.
In the job description, Facebook says “we are seeking an experienced leader to build and manage a new product marketing team focused in exploring the opportunity the blockchain will bring.”
Among the minimum qualifications is “experience with payments or the blockchain.”
In August of this year, a top Coinbase executive left to work on a mysterious Facebook Blockchain project.