Apple Inc. has posted a job advertisement for a business development manager with experience in cryptocurrency. “This position will be responsible for end-to-end business development, including reviewing partners, negotiating and entering into trade agreements, and launching new programs,” the vacancy stated.
Apple is hiring managers with crypto experience to direct its alternative payments efforts
Apple Inc. published a job advertisement for a “Business Development Manager – Alternative Payments” on Tuesday. The job posting states: “The WPC (Apple Wallets, Payments and Commerce) team is looking for an experienced business development manager to lead alternative payment partnerships. We are looking for a proven professional in global alternative and emerging payment solutions. “There more details:
This position will be responsible for end-to-end business development, including reviewing partners, negotiating and concluding trade agreements, and launching new programs.
The key qualifications that the candidate should have include “more than 5 years of experience in or with alternative payment providers such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrency, etc.”.
The candidate should also have a thorough understanding of the alternative payments ecosystem and understand the complexities of cash flow, roles / responsibilities for settlement, relevant regulations and industry standards, and the wide range of fintech products.
This position is a full-time in-house position at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Once the company returns to an in-office working arrangement after Covid, the notice will clarify.
The winning candidate will “lead” the partnership program with key players in the Alternative Payments ecosystem and “provide” cross-functional Apple teams, including alliance, product, engineering and marketing, industry insights and market opportunities to influence business strategy and product roadmaps for the growth of Apple Pay and Wallet Services, ”continues the job posting.
Apple has had its eye on cryptocurrency for several years. In 2019, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey said Apple was “watching cryptocurrency.” At the time, she said, “We think it has interesting long-term potential, but we’re mostly focusing on what consumers are using today. Most people are pretty happy with their debit card as an example.” That’s why we focus on helping people do this more securely and in real time on our platform. “
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