Facebook Announces New Blockchain Jobs at Its California HQ

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Facebook’s HQ in Menlo Park, California, has opened five new positions in its blockchain department, according to listings posted today, March 29.

The new jobs were posted in the company’s LinkedIn account. According to the announcements, the company is now seeking a growth product manager, product manager, data scientist, software engineer and business operations manager to join its blockchain team.

The description of the positions also hints at the possible areas in which the firm may implement the technology:

“The blockchain team is a startup within Facebook and we’re exploring lots of areas of interest across all facets of blockchain technology. 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.”

Recently, the company opened a position for a senior lawyer with experience in both blockchain and payments. The person will be responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts related to its blockchain initiatives, along with advising clients on the various legal risks related to the tech.

Facebook is also reportedly seeking a product manager and mixed methods UX researcher to work in its office in Tel Aviv, Israel. The number of recently opened positions for blockchain department therefore surpasses 20.

As Cointelegraph reported in a dedicated analysis, Facebook’s stance on cryptocurrency has undergone a significant metamorphosis over the course of 2018. The company that previously banned crypto ads is reportedly considering launching a stablecoin for users of the messaging service WhatsApp, which it owns.

The formation of the tech giant’s blockchain team was first announced in May 2018. Back then David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s messaging app Messenger, announced that the social media site is exploring possible applications for the decentralized technology.