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YouTube, the online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google, is hiring a director to work with Web3 technology, according to a job listing. While YouTube requires 15 years of product management experience, the company prefers a candidate that is familiar with “buying, owning, and trading cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and tokens.”
YouTube Looks to Hire a Web3 Director
Both YouTube and its parent company Alphabet (Google) have plans to explore blockchain and Web3 technology. Last week, Bitcoin.com News reported on Alphabet (Google) revealing its plans, and the firm’s subsidiary YouTube published a blog post explaining that it has aims to leverage non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan’s blog post states, “Web3 opens up new opportunities for creators. We believe new technologies like blockchain and NFTs can allow creators to build deeper relationships with their fans.”
This week, YouTube published a job listing on Linkedin looking for a Web3 director with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related technical field. The job’s title is called “Director, Product Management, YouTube Web3” and it requires 15 years of product management experience in terms of minimum qualifications. As far as YouTube’s preferences are concerned, it hopes the candidate has utilized blockchain technology.
Preferences include “understanding of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, consensus mechanisms, NFTs, and other Web3 technologies,” and “experience buying, owning, and trading cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and tokens.” In terms of responsibilities the candidate must “Represent YouTube Web3 at executive-level discussions, external organizations, and industry events, and in executive-level conversations with industry partners and executive teams.”
YouTube’s Job Listing Follows Massive Amounts of Capital Directed at Web3 Tech
YouTube’s focus on Web3 comes at a time when the technology is seeing enormous growth and venture capital. In mid-January, FTX Ventures launched a $2 billion venture capital fund to bolster Web3, the Near Foundation raised $150 million to expand Web3, and Animoca Brands raised $358 million to do the same with Web3 and metaverse applications.
While YouTube’s director of Web3 product management is based in San Bruno, California, salary information for YouTube’s Web3 job position is not available. During the last four days, 23 applicants applied for YouTube’s Web3 job.
(Article Courtesy of Bitcoin.com)