Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto-focused branch of the major asset manager, is looking to boost its team with the addition of 10 new blockchain professionals.
Posted within the last two days, the new positions include a range of leadership roles, including a vice president, director and leading software engineer, as well as non-senior positions like a blockchain software engineer, product designer, and others.
Some of those jobs, including the vice president and an engineer have been waiting to be filled since May but were reposted. However, Fidelity has apparently expanded its hiring plans since then.
The most senior position to be filled is that of a leading solution architect with a rank of vice president, who will be serving as a chief technology officer for the digital assets unit. The new VP will be responsible for the “design, architecture and delivery of a new platform, maintenance of existing platforms” and compliance with Fidelity’s cyber security and technology standards.
The successful candidate should have a “practical experience developing on public blockchain platforms such as bitcoin or ethereum, and/or experience with private blockchain platforms,” the job description says.
Another senior role is for a director of product management, who will be building new crypto-related offerings and maintain relationships with Fidelity’s partners. The candidate should have experience with institutional customers, securities trading and custody, “as well as the operational and regulatory constructs around them.”
Also sought is a product designer to define the digital assets unit’s product strategy regarding “usability, interaction design, business strategy, and user research.”
As for developers, on the list is a position for a software engineering lead familiar with DLT platforms like Corda, Hyperledger Fabric and ethereum, who will head the team of two to five engineers working on blockchain-based solutions within the company’s R&D unit, the Fidelity Center for Applied Technologies.
The team is further seeking a blockchain software engineer with expertise in bitcoin in ethereum to test and evaluate “numerous blockchain projects and proposals, with an eye to which may be useful to Fidelity,” the ad says.
Fidelity Digital Assets is also looking for a bunch of professionals without necessary blockchain knowledge, like an associate analyst focused on trading, a customer service representative, a senior software quality engineer, an associate analyst for custody service and a senior analyst for trade support. The latter will be “resolving trade breaks, proactively monitoring order flow, identifying and escalating trade discrepancies, resolving trading and exchange-related disputes, and providing key external client support.”
Fidelity launched its digital asset custody service early this year, and aims to roll out a crypto trading service for its clients too.
The company’s digital assets unit hired Chris Tyrer, former head of digital assets project at investment bank Barclays, this May. In March, Fidelity also headhunted Coinbase’s head of institutional sales, Christine Sandler.