Verizon appears to be ramping up efforts in the blockchain space.
According to job advertisements on the company’s website, they’re looking for blockchain developers who “will be responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting a distributed blockchain-based network for various use cases at Verizon.”
The telecom giant is currently looking to hire five blockchain developers in a slew of locations ranging from Piscataway, New Jersey to Irvine, California.
A flurry of other recently advertised job openings at Verizon, including positions like project managers and cloud engineers, also require experience with blockchain technology.
According to the blockchain developer job advertisement,
“Verizon is standing up a new team focusing on Emerging Technologies to deliver building blocks for the various teams in the Verizon Consumer Group (VCG), the Verizon Business Group (VBG), and the Global Technology Services (GTS).”
Verizon also wants the developers to “brainstorm and help evaluate applications for new tools and technologies as they continually evolve.”
They’re not the first telecom giant to enter the blockchain space. In May, AT&T began accepting Bitcoin payments.