Apple hiring a manager with cryptocurrency credentials


Fashionably late as always. Apple has posted a job notice for a business development manager with cryptocurrency experience to lead its alternative payments efforts.

The tech titan describes the job as being for a position that will be responsible for the end-to-end business development, including screening partners, negotiating and closing commercial agreements, and launching new programs.

You can take a look at the job posting that went up on Tuesday at the company’s job board.

It states:

“The Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce (WPC) team is seeking an experienced Business Development Manager to lead Alternative Payments Partnerships. We are looking for a proven professional in global alternative and emerging payment solutions.”

Among the key qualifications the candidate should possess is 5+ years of experiencing working in or with alternative payment providers, such as digital wallets, BNPL, Fast Payments, cryptocurrencies.

The candidate should also have a deep knowledge of the alternative payments ecosystems, understanding the complexities of funds flow, roles and responsibilities for settlements, relevant regulations, industry standards, and the wide spectrum of fintech products.

The note clarifies that this position is a full-time in-house role at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, once the company returns to an in-office work arrangement post the COVID-19 crisis.

Apple has understandably been keeping an eye on cryptocurrency for several years. How far the company is from offering a crypto service remains to be see, but the pieces definitely seem to be moving in that direction.


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