Visa is Talent Hunting For ‘Ambitious Crypto Product Roadmap’by Johanan Devanesan May 2, 2023
Payment titan Visa is actively seeking senior software engineers to support its “ambitious” plans for a crypto product roadmap, with the goal of driving mainstream adoption of public blockchain networks and stablecoin payments.
Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto at Visa, took to Twitter to share the news of the job openings, expressing a keen interest in candidates possessing experience with Github Copilot and other AI-assisted engineering tools for writing and debugging smart contracts.
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. https://t.co/UQRJNcOJtB
— Cuy Sheffield (@cuysheffield) April 24, 2023
A London-based job posting for Web 3 Software Engineers reveals that the company’s crypto team is in the process of “building the next generation of products to facilitate commerce in everyone’s digital and mobile lives.”
Despite the regulatory uncertainty that surrounds cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and Web 3, Visa has been persistently exploring these areas.
The company boasts a dedicated team of researchers and engineers tasked with studying the foundations of various blockchain protocols, focusing on aspects such as security, scalability, interoperability, and privacy, as well as identifying potential use cases.
Visa’s previous ventures in the crypto sphere have met with mixed success. As recently as October 2022, the firm signed a global agreement with the now-defunct FTX to offer crypto-linked debit cards to customers in 40 countries.