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Microsoft is looking for web3 developer

Microsoft appears to be developing its own Web3 strategy under Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Microsoft announced that it is looking to hire a Director of Cryptocurrency Business Development, Finbold reported.

 The person should have “understanding of the Web 3.0 market,” reads the recruitment notice for full-time staff dated Feb. 7.

Vacancy for Web3 strategy leader

The posting suggests that the director will be part of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies business development team, which is responsible for inorganic growth of the company’s products and services in those key areas.

Part of the new director’s role will be to “lay the foundation to support and inform Microsoft’s Web 3.0 strategy,” the posting reads.

The ad highlights that the person should possess qualities to mentor and lead staff and notes some of the tasks:

Work with engineering teams across the company to understand when existing infrastructure can be leveraged, enhanced or built upon. Develop the vision, strategy and roadmap for Microsoft’s Web 3.0 partnership model, including infrastructure and APIs.

Among the requirements to apply for the position, the person must have a master’s degree or advanced degree in business, science or a related field; as well as 10+ years of work experience in the field. For example, having worked in investment banking, consulting, finance, marketing, corporate strategy, sales, venture capital, software development, among others.

The publication also emphasizes that the new director should have experience in digital currencies and their underlying technology, as well as knowledge of the different surrounding trends in that ecosystem. In a section specifying the minimum qualifications for the position, it reads:

1+ years of cryptocurrency experience, with knowledge of technology and protocols related to DeFi (decentralized finance), NFT (non-fungible tokens), DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) and Web 3.0.

Microsoft’s hiring announcement comes shortly after the company announced the acquisition of video game developer, Activision Blizzard.

The move has been interpreted as Microsoft’s first steps into the metaverse, another concept that has generated great interest among technology companies.

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