The number of companies looking for blockchain developers continues to grow. Fidelity Investments, one of the leading firms in the world, is looking for a principal blockchain software engineer. Blockchain technology holds a lot of merit for the financial sector, and companies are slowly starting to embrace this new solution.
Fidelity Investments And The Blockchain
It is always interesting to see these types of job opportunities present themselves on the Internet. For the longest time, traditional financial institutions have ignored Bitcoin and its technology. Over the past few years, however, they are falling over one another to be among the first to use blockchain technology.
Fidelity Investments is looking for a blockchain developer to come up with new prototypes and applications using blockchain technology. Considering how the company is focusing its attention on investing and financial advice, it will be interesting to see how the blockchain will be used to achieve these goals.
One thing that could give a hint as to what Fidelity Investments wants to achieve is their determination to make financial expertise broadly accessible. An open ecosystem, such as the blockchain, could help them reach that goal. Moreover, distributed ledgers can bring financial services to people all over the world. Bitcoin is a prime example of how omnipotent the technology is.
That being said, it is important to keep in mind Fidelity Investments will not be using the Bitcoin or Ethereum blockchain per se. Most financial institutions want to develop their own private solutions. How that prototype will look and feel, is anybody’s guess right now, though.
It goes without saying this job opening is not available to every homegrown developer in the world. The job description mentions how applications need a Bachelor’s Degree, or better, and preferably have 16 years of experience. This will eliminate most of the blockchain developers out there, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t apply.
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