Amazon may be in search of a way to put advertising data on the blockchain, according to reports.
The company recently put up a job posting looking for a software development engineer in advertising blockchain. Amazon said the potential candidate will help the company build and direct what it calls an untapped area of its advertising business.
“Our new team in Boulder, CO is looking for a Sr Software Engineer to work within our Advertising FinTech team focused on a Blockchain ledger, billing and reconciliation systems to provide data transparency on transnational financial data,” the job posting said. “This is an opportunity to define a technology architectural direction of a greenfield area for Amazon's advertising business using Blockchain technology.”
The posting says the person who will get the job will be “involved in requirements analysis; lead design, implementation and deployment of core components; interface with engineers and Program Managers on dependent teams and be responsible for the operational support and maintenance of the systems. You will also have an opportunity to define the technical and architectural roadmap for the systems.”
There aren’t many more details about where Amazon would go with the technology, but it has been making forays into the space lately. In November, the company launched two blockchain-based initiatives.
One is called Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB), and the other is called Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB). They were both announced at Amazon’s most recent re:Invent conference. AMB is available in a limited preview, and interested parties need an AWS Account ID to apply. They can fill out basic details to apply for program, and if accepted, Amazon will contact them.
As for the basic requirements for the blockchain-related position, Amazon said the candidate needs to have extensive experience with computer science, eight or more years of professional experience in software development and expertise in at least one programming language.
Preferred qualifications include a master's degree in computer science and advertising, FinTech and blockchain experience.