Workers with DeFi experience are in hot demand, with Amazon the latest employer on the hunt for blockchain-savvy staff.

The online retail giant has posted a job ad for a Blockchain Head of Product. The post requires a candidate “passionate about blockchain” who is also armed with DeFi experience. The ad runs:

“The candidate will have a track record delivering outstanding products at scale in emerging spaces, and is passionate about blockchain, distributed systems, and cloud scale software. Ideally you will have experience delivering products or innovations in the blockchain space, and in particular DeFi or Traditional Financial Services.”

Amazon Managed Blockchain forges ahead

The job ad shows how global corporates are working to integrate blockchain, cryptocurrency and DeFi into their conventional business models.

The blockchain product head is part of the Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB), which kicked off as Amazon’s enterprise blockchain cloud initiative.

It is designed to work in a similar way to Microsoft’s Azure blockchain, allowing the mega companies to create private or permissioned blockchains on the cloud.

AMB is a fully managed service, making it easier for customers to create and leverage scalable blockchain technology. Business use cases have multiple applications including DeFi, supply chain, financial services and identity.

DeFi service of Amazonian proportions

Amazon is clearly getting DeFi-serious. It recently added support for the Ethereum blockchain on the AMB, and the latest job ad cites “familiarity with Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric” as a bonus.

The global online superstore is also rumoured to be building its own digital payment token, with tests underway in Mexico.

It’s all part of Amazon’s grand design to bring DeFi to organisations—and shoppers—around the globe.

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