While blockchain adoption continues to be slow, industries that include finance, manufacturing and healthcare are exploring the potential of developing technology to create business advantages, such as reduced operating costs, faster transaction speeds and safer records.
It is estimated that some 1,520 new blockchain companies are looking for workers, along with several companies such as IBM and Microsoft. As the market continues to grow, more lucrative career options will open up for blockchain experts, according to a BusinessStudent.com report.
1. Blockchain project manager
Companies are interested in developing blockchain solutions, and should communicate their needs to a blockchain development company. Project managers will be required to administer and facilitate these projects, especially as companies acquire more clients. The project manager will be responsible for translating the needs of the company into technical language and the needs of blockchain developers in simple English. They also have the task of planning and supervising the execution of the blockchain project.
2. Developer Blockchain
3. Blockchain quality engineer
A blockchain quality engineer is responsible for all areas of quality in the development environment, including automation frameworks and tests, manual tests and panels. This professional is usually responsible for the planning and delivery of complex blockchain projects, as well as the development, application and maintenance of automated QA test standards.
4. Blockchain legal adviser / lawyer
Many lawyers working in technology reported receiving more calls from potential clients seeking advice on how to structure and govern the ICO, according to the report, as well as the problems they might face when launching the blockchain and fintech projects. The need for legal professionals to guide these projects will only grow as the technology matures.
5. Blockchain Designer
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Companies will need designers to create websites that inform customers what they offer in the blockchain space, according to the report. For example, a recent job for a user interface designer wanted a professional who could create a user interface design with Sketch, PS and Figma that would work in both mobile and web applications. These professionals must also have excellent communication skills and be able to work with the content, operations and marketing teams.
6. Blockchain Engineer
This year, there were 14 open jobs for each developer or blockchain engineer, according to the report. These professionals are responsible for creating and implementing digital solutions for companies that use blockchain. Engineers should study the technical needs of their company’s blockchain and create applications to meet those needs. They should be experts in Java, Hyperledger Fabric, Ripple, Solidity, Python, Bitcoin, Oracle Identity and access management solutions, according to the report.