The social media giant is now hiring five new staff members for blockchain team at its Menlo Park, California. The positions currently open for applicants are two software engineer roles, a data scientist post and a data engineer — all full-time roles at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park.
While Facebook has not yet revealed its possible plans for blockchain, the ads on its careers pages state that the ultimate goal is to help “billions of people with access to things they don’t have now.” It further cites “equitable financial services, new ways to save, or new ways to share information” as some potential use cases for the tech.
In early May, Facebook launched its blockchain team, with the reported aim of exploring the emerging technology. The team is headed by David Marcus, who had previously served as the company’s vice president of its Messenger app division. In July, Facebook’s Director of Engineering of three years, Evan Cheng, joined the blockchain team to fulfill a parallel role dedicated to exploring the technology’s applications.