Many companies are seeking those with expertise in blockchain technology, including Accenture, Bank of America, Barclays, Capital One, Deloitte, eBay, Facebook, GEICO, IBM, J.P Morgan, Liberty Mutual, Match.com, Microsoft, Samsung, SAP, Uber, Thomson Reuters, and Visa. Jobs are also available at blockchain startups and consortiums.
Many blockchain jobs are located in big cities, especially those—such as New York, Seattle, Boston, and San Jose and San Francisco, California—that have a large number of financial, tech, and fintech companies. Opportunities are also available in large cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, and Washington, DC.
Many people enter careers in blockchain technology after working as software developers or in other information technology jobs for several years. As they develop their knowledge of blockchain technology, they can begin applying for jobs that require blockchain expertise.
Aspiring blockchain developers can learn about job openings by using job search sites, attending networking events hosted by their college or IT associations, and by contacting companies directly. Additionally, participating in hackathons is a good way to network and meet potential employers.
An experience blockchain developer with strong leadership skills can advance to the position of blockchain project manager, who plans and supervises the execution of blockchain projects and works with top management to meet company goals for projects. They can also advance to become directors of IT at a company, or even become CEO. Some developers choose to launch their own blockchain development firms, while others become college IT professors.
Tips for Entry
Read the Government Blockchain Association’s blog, https://www.gbaglobal.org/about/gba-blog, to learn more about the field.
Visit the following Web sites for job listings.
Become active in your school computer club or local technology groups.