As part of its efforts to build new solutions catered to the cryptocurrency market, Visa is now recruiting software engineers for its crypto business. “We have an ambitious crypto product roadmap @Visa and just opened a few reqs for senior software engineers to help us drive mainstream adoption of public blockchain networks and stablecoin payments,” Cuy Sheffield, the head of crypto at the business, stated on Twitter. “We just opened a few reqs for senior software engineers to help us drive mainstream adoption of public blockchain networks and stablecoin payments.”
The London-based roles are hybrid positions, and workers should anticipate being in the office between two and three predetermined days per week. In addition to having strong programming skills, the organization is interested in candidates who have expertise “building highly available & scalable backend systems” and who have a strong interest in web3 technologies.
The job openings were posted after a number of companies within the industry, including MoonPay, Disney, GSR, and Coinbase, conducted layoffs. In the previous year, a number of companies, including FTX and Voyager, have also sought bankruptcy protection. Despite the fact that bitcoin prices have increased in 2023, the value of the cryptocurrency has decreased by almost sixty percent since reaching its all-time high in 2021.
In the job description, the organization mentioned that having knowledge of Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions as well as expertise building smart contracts using Solidity are preferred qualifications. “Particularly interested in experience using Github Copilot and other AI assisted engineering tools to write and debug smart contracts,” Sheffield stated in her email.
Despite high-profile failures in the cryptocurrency sector over the course of the previous year, Visa stated one month ago that it was committed to its cryptocurrency strategy. In a recent thought leadership proposal, the business singled out StarkNet, which is a layer 2 blockchain built on top of Ethereum, and suggested that it might help bridge the gap between the realm of cryptocurrencies and the real world by making it simpler for individuals to pay their bills using self-custodial wallets.