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With new technology comes new opportunities and this holds true for blockchain. As this nascent technology matures more positions are needed to fill this increased demand. A few of these new positions are listed here.
Entry Level and Internship positions
Mentorship programs and internships include assisting in the designing and developing blockchain distributed ledgers based on both public and private or permissioned blockchains. Skills include basic blockchain knowledge and some familiarity with basic programming languages.
For a blockchain solution to be functional, it first needs to exist. The blockchain architect is the person or group who designs and implements the backend code of the blockchain. The blockchain architect works with blockchain engineers and technical leaders to identify the blockchain structure for specific use cases. Architects understand consensus mechanisms, cryptography systems, key management techniques and smart contract management. Qualifications: include Go java java script or any modern programming language plus project management skills.
Once the blockchain solution is designed and built, operators can join to create the peer network mentioned previously. The role of operators (nodes) is to store copies of the ledger and keep their copy up to date by distributing transactions and new blocks throughout their network via peer-to-peer communications.
Many businesses operate under regulations regarding how their data should be stored and processed. This is the same for blockchain solutions. Regulators rarely interact with the blockchain directly, rather oversee regulatory requirements that need to be considered in blockchain development. With governments researching Central Bank Digital Currencies, governing these blockchains will become increasingly more complex.
Blockchain Project Managers
Project managers are the first person in an organization who is contacted when a company wants to bring blockchain in house and adapt it to their technology platforms. Responsibilities include deciding if a blockchain solution is a good fit for a business situation. If the decision is to move forward, Project Managers would organize key players and resources needed to execute the blockchain project.
Data Storage and Processing
The blockchain provides distributed, immutable storage with built-in integrity checking but certain limitations exist that have to be managed. Data decisions need to be made dealing with maximum capacity based on the standard block size and block rate. Policies need to address how to provide integrity verification for large amounts of data, should data be stored off-chain with a hash of the data stored on-chain. eMembers of the peer network must execute the code to remain in sync with the current state of the network. If smart contracts commonly require large amounts of processing power to complete, devices external to the peer network may be used to augment the processing power of the network.
Blockchain Data Scientists
Blockchain have the ability to collect large amounts of data. The Blockchain Data Scientist collects, interprets, analyzes and manages data. Developing algorithms that can analyze patterns in large data sets the data scientist provides insight into the data collected.
Blockchain Quality Engineer
This position is responsible for ensuring quality in all areas of blockchain development, such as automation frameworks and tests, manual testing and dashboards to support mobile, web and platform engineering. A quality engineer will need to research and advise on blockchain tools and develop quality assurance (QA) automated test standards, as well as define, write and implement test automation strategies for load performance tests. Applicants may also need an engineering management MBA degree.
Blockchain Legal Consultant or Attorney
A blockchain legal consultant is responsible for advising companies on how to structure blockchain endeavors. Advise on how to structure and govern initial coin offerings, some of which are now coming under greater regulatory scrutiny. Attorneys will also be tasked with developing legal partnerships and contracts as blockchain technology offers "smart contracts," which are self-executing based on previously agreed terms. Duties can include designing legal partnerships that would connect the crypto ecosystem with existing financial structures, and supporting various merger-and-acquisition activities, such as negotiating and drafting legal agreements and performing due diligence on blockchain projects.
Blockchain Web Designer
A decentralized community needs to keep the community that supports it informed. When including the use of cryptocurrencies in your business and when launching blockchains, there will be a greater need for websites to inform customers what a company is offering. A blockchain web designer will need to come up with original concepts, creative graphics and "mind blowing" user interfaces and dashboards to engage a diverse and inclusive community.
Blockchain Consulting Companies and Blockchain Consultants design research, analyzes, develops, and tests blockchain technologies. This includes the documentation and maintenance of solutions, as well as their architectural integration with business logic.
NFT Graphics Designer
NFT stands for a non fungible token, a special token that represents a unique ID that is linked o a piece of crypto art that cannot be replicated and is used to verify ownership of a piece. You can attach it to anything: a JPEG, GIF, MP4, even music. The collectable world is jumping in head first with memorializing events, newspaper articles and record releases. Designers are needed to turn these moments into art for the thirsty NFT market.
Session one July 8, 2021
Denver Meetup Host
Introduction to BCEmploy and Mission. (John C)
40 Minute Primer on What is Blockchain (Bobbi)
Discussion on What Jobs are Available ( Naresh Jain)
Closing Information on Next Session ( John or Jim)