Fidelity Digital Assets Is Hiring 10 More Blockchain and Trading Experts
Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto-focused branch of the major asset manager, is looking to boost its team with the addition of 10 new blockchain professionals.
Posted within the last two days, the new positions include a range of leadership roles, including a vice president, director and leading software engineer, as well as non-senior positions like a blockchain software engineer, product designer, and others.
Some of those jobs, including the vice president and an engineer have been waiting to be filled since May but were reposted. However, Fidelity has apparently expanded its hiring plans since then.
The most senior position to be filled is that of a leading solution architect with a rank of vice president, who will be serving as a chief technology officer for the digital assets unit. The new VP will be responsible for the â€œdesign, architecture and delivery of a new platform, maintenance of existing platformsâ€� and compliance with Fidelityâ€™s cyber security and technology standards.
The successful candidate should have a â€œpractical experience developing on public blockchain platforms such as bitcoin or ethereum, and/or experience with private blockchain platforms,â€� the job description says.
Another senior role is for aÂ director of product management, who will be building new crypto-related offerings and maintain relationships with Fidelityâ€™s partners. The candidate should have experience with institutional customers, securities trading and custody, â€œas well as the operational and regulatory constructs around them.â€�
Also sought is a product designer to define the digital assets unitâ€™s product strategy regarding â€œusability, interaction design, business strategy, and user research.â€�
As for developers, on the list is a position for a software engineering lead familiar with DLT platforms likeÂ Corda, Hyperledger Fabric and ethereum, who will head the team of two to five engineers working on blockchain-based solutions within the companyâ€™s R&D unit, the Fidelity Center for Applied Technologies.
The team is further seeking a blockchain software engineer with expertise in bitcoin in ethereum toÂ test and evaluate â€œnumerous blockchain projects and proposals, with an eye to which may be useful to Fidelity,â€� the ad says.
Fidelity Digital Assets is also looking for a bunch of professionals without necessary blockchain knowledge, like an associate analyst focused on trading, aÂ customer service representative, aÂ senior software quality engineer, an associate analyst for custody service and aÂ senior analyst for trade support. The latter will be â€œresolving trade breaks, proactively monitoring order flow, identifying and escalating trade discrepancies, resolving trading and exchange-related disputes, and providing key external client support.â€�
The companyâ€™s digital assets unit hired Chris Tyrer, former head of digital assets project at investment bank Barclays, this May. In March, Fidelity also headhunted Coinbaseâ€™s head of institutional sales, Christine Sandler.
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