North American retail giant Walmart is on the hunt for a cryptocurrency product lead to take charge of the company’s digital currency strategy.
The retailer’s job listing seeks a leader with at least a robust 10-year background in product or program management as well as technology commercialization. The chosen individual also needs to have previous experience with the cryptocurrency ecosystem and related technologies.
According to the listing, the crypto specialist needs to be able to drive innovation by leveraging new technologies and customer insights.
“As an expert in digital currencies/cryptocurrency and blockchain-related technologies, you will drive the vision for the product and capabilities roadmap. You will provide the leadership to identify technology and customer trends and the investments needed to build on those trends.”
The position will be based out of Walmart’s office in Bentonville, Arkansas and will partner with Walmart’s product, technology and design leaders to deliver results.
Walmart has seen explosive income growth since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to data from Statista, Walmart’s global net income grew to $15.2 billion in 2020 with more than $519 billion in net sales. Since the beginning of this year, net sales have already breached $555 billion and net income has reached $13.7 billion.
Walmart isn’t the first mega-retailer to begin its search for a crypto product lead. The company’s job listing comes shortly after Amazon released a job posting for its own digital asset lead in July.
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