Blockchain technology and Cryptocurrency are now amongst the sectors that offer the most job opportunities in this era. As blockchain technology finds its way into global adoption, more firms are on the lookout for employees with skills in blockchain technology. Firms that wish to integrate this technology are in high demand for blockchain and cryptocurrency experts. With the constant increase in the rate of the adoption of blockchain technology, there is a high probability that it will achieve mainstream success, as it is among the fastest growing skills. Here are five job opportunities we believe every crypto and blockchain enthusiast should look out for, in 2020 and beyond
1. Blockchain/Software Developers
A blockchain/Software developer designs and applies the distributed blockchain-based network of a particular blockchain project. This simply means that a blockchain developer must be vast in blockchain technology. As a blockchain developer, skills like computer networking, cryptography, data structures and algorithms, are prerequisites. A blockchain developer is expected to be familiar with Bitcoin and Ethereum coding languages, and must also be capable of developing protocols. A Blockchain/Software developer is also expected to be conversant with how decentralized systems and peer -to- peer networks work. This is arguably one of the most demanding blockchain careers, as can be justified with the level of skills needed to succeed. Blockchain/Software developers are often in high demand because industries are overwhelmed by many opportunities blockchain technology offers. This simply translates into more job opportunities for people with this skill.
2. UI/UX Blockchain Designer
UI/UX Blockchain designers are responsible for showcasing what a particular blockchain project entails, to the general public. They translate the ideas of these companies into simple and understandable designs on the website. This means that these designers act as portals which are used by blockchain industries, in order to reach the general public and potential customers. Individuals who can design blockchain-focused templates on websites and web pages, are in high demand. Companies are on the look out for designers who can create catchy web pages with sleek user interfaces (UI/UX). Unlike front end engineers, UI/UX designers do not apply any programming language in carrying out their task. However, they need to be vast in applications like Sketch, Photoshop, Figma, Adobe XD, and be able to design a user interface that works on mobile devices. Good communication skills and creativity are also prerequisites.
3. Blockchain Product Managers
This is another blockchain career that is very vital to the success of any project. Blockchain product managers serve as advocates for all the team members involved in a project. It is the duty of the product manager to represent the customers before the developers, and vice versa. The product manager is the link that connects everyone involved in a project. He or she understands the main objectives, the market and the users in the market. With this knowledge, the product manager is expected to devise strategies targeted at achieving profitable outcomes. Blockchain product managers are responsible for the planning and supervision of the entire processes involved, after the initial developments are done.
4. Crypto Business/Investment Analyst
As a business/Investment analyst, you play a vital role in identifying the business and investment needs of your company and also proffering the best solution to the identified needs. Blockchain technology, being a disruptive and innovative technology that requires high scrutiny, approach and expertise, the role of a business analyst is one of the key factors that guarantees success. A business or investment analyst conducts proof of concept, financial viability analysis, and comes up with excellent methods of reducing cost and maximizing profit. It is within the job specification of investment analysts, to evaluate new investment opportunities through market research, product reviews, competitive analysis, metrics analysis, customer/user reviews, and technical diligence.
5. Front/Back End Engineers
Front/Back end Engineers build and maintain a website for blockchain projects. They collaborate with UI/UX designers to build intriguing websites that give considerable information on what services a blockchain company renders. Back end Engineers build the main structure of the website, which are often complex series of protocols using coding languages like C++, Java, Ruby, PHP and Python. The front-end Engineers, alongside UI/UX designers, are responsible for the interactive web pages that grant the public access to a website. They suggest features to improve program navigation and operation. Front end Engineers make use of languages like HTML, CSS and Java Script. An individual can serve as both the front-end Engineer and as a back-end Engineer at the same time. In such cases, the individual is referred to as a “full stack Engineer”.
The list of crypto and blockchain jobs in demand are growing every day, however these five picks are the most sought after position.
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