VISA published a job advertisement looking for a blockchain engineer with development experience on Ethereum.
The company says it is looking for a developer with significant expertise on blockchain architecture in order to join the team responsible for creating “distributed applications”.
In particular, they are looking for someone who has already created and released distributed applications, and who possibly has already worked with the Ripple, R3, Ethereum or Bitcoin blockchains, and who has experience with Solidity, the programming language used to write smart contracts on Ethereum.
Then they add:
“Multiple Positions are available in Austin, TX and Foster City, CA locations”.
It is quite possible that VISA is not looking for a single developer, but for multiple developers to integrate into their development team, presumably to work on some Ethereum-based project, or similar.
It should not be forgotten that in the patent application for a digital currency submitted a few months ago by VISA, the Ethereum blockchain was expressly mentioned as a possible basis for its creation.
The company’s development team is focusing on five priorities:
- Blockchain-based cross-border payment platform,
- Near time settlement,
- Enterprise ID Stamping with a unique identifier to create digital identities for businesses,
- Chain-code development on Hyperledger in Go,
- Data analysis.
The developer will work on emerging technologies, collaborating with the product implementation strategy, to understand the market demand and ensure the design and implementation of cross-asset solutions.
The requirements are considerable, considering the need for a degree in computer science and at least 2 years of experience in distributed software development. It means that the candidate must have been working in the industry since at least July 2018, when for example DeFi was just taking its first steps.
Additionally, the candidate must have experience with Linux, C++ or Java, and client-server apps, as well as experience in financial exchanges, stock markets, payment processors and B2B credit.
Finally they add:
“Candidate will be working in VISA Global Commercial Payments area, team will be building a new payment rail leveraging Blockchain technology and distributed ledger”.
Although there is no explicit confirmation that VISA’s blockchain products will be based on Ethereum, it is still very interesting that they take Ethereum as a reference blockchain.
There are actually rumours that in the end, this may not be the blockchain that will be selected by the company, given the explicit reference to Hyperledger in the job advertisement, but since many of the blockchain-based experiments in the financial sector focus on Ethereum, it is fair to expect that VISA is also exploring this specific platform.