It’s no longer just crypto companies looking for developers with expertise in Rust and Solidity. As investment banks develop their own decentralized finance offerings, they are also looking for expertise in the coding languages that crypto firms love.
Goldman Sachs currently has six openings for digital asset developers, spread across London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. The bank is building a dedicated gglobal digital asset engineering team with a mandate to operate across all business areas of marquee (the user interface for Goldman’s institutional clients) to its consumer division. Applicants should be proficient in smart contract coding in Solidity, Rust, Java and Go.
JPMorgan is also looking for people who can code on Blockchain platforms. He created a new group within the bank called Blockchain Launch, which includes a dedicated technology team. Among other things, he is looking for programmers versed in C++Rust and Go.
However, some of the biggest digital asset developer hires in finance this year are likely to come from Citi. The US bank is expected to hire around 100 persons for its digital assets division this year. He is currently advertising for a global head of digital asset engineering, who will likely build a team next.
There was a dearth of digital asset development expertise even before banks entered the market. Rob Lycett, a London-based recruiter in the space, told us last year that clients were frustrated by the lack of talent and “desperate” to hire. Talent shortages will only get worse.
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