Facebook is hiring a finance program manager in blockchain, according to a new job posting.
“This individual will be a key part of the Finance Project Management Organization and will be responsible for planning, leading and executing on global, cross-functional finance projects,” he job description gives few specifics.
The position requires more than eight years of project management experience and some experience with blockchain tech. Responsibilities include planning, developing business cases, leading and executing projects in collaboration with other teams globally, ensuring sponsorship and getting stakeholders on board with those initiatives’ goals.
On June 18, Facebook introduced its own Libra cryptocurrency. The company received support from Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber, eBay, Farfetch and other financial and technology companies. Libra’s global launch will take place in the first quarter of 2020, and testing will begin at the end of 2019.
Libra can become a powerful payment tool in emerging markets, for example, in Venezuela, where the purchasing power of fiat currencies is unstable. Thanks to Libra, citizens of such countries will be able to get access to a more reliable financial platform than the national currency, financial and cryptocurrency expert Caitlin Long writes in Forbes.