Walmart Inc., the retailing giant is looking to hire a cryptocurrency expert to develop a blockchain strategy, to join a growing number of major corporations exploring the feasibility of digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
It will be in Walmart’s Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters based position and will be responsible for developing the digital currency strategy and roadmap of product .
As per the Walmart's job posting on its website that the candidate will also help identifying ‘crypto-related investment and partnerships'.
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or related field and should have a experience in Merger & Acquisitions, Investment Banking, Business Development or related area are the minimum qualifications for the position.
The retail giant is looking for a ‘visionary leader’ with not less than 10 years of product management or technology experience to develop its cryptocurrency and blockchain strategy.
While the specific intentions Walmart's were not immediately clear and the job description refers to the broad set of payment options for its customers in stores and online.
The retail giant said "As an expert in Digital Currencies/ Cryptocurrency and Blockchain related technologies, you will drive the vision for the product and capabilities roadmap."
It further added, "You will provide the leadership to identify technology and customer trends and the investments needed to build on those trends."
The recruitment effort by Walmart comes after a similar job posting by online retail giant Amazon which indicates that the biggest retailers in the United States may soon let customers use cryptocurrencies to pay for their purchases.