Amazon Job Listings Reveal that Tech Giant Is Launching a Digital Currency Project in Mexico

The World Wide Public Sector (at Amazon) team is reportedly looking to recruit an experienced Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) – Digital Currency to serve as the technology “enabler” for “innovating” their customer solutions in support of their goal of promoting economic development and inclusion, risk oversight and consumer protection and financial and “monetary stability.”

As posted on Amazon Jobs, in this particular role, the candidate will be responsible for shaping the technical direction and that “allows our team and customers to innovate quickly, will evangelize new features and direction to our customers, working to accelerate feature adoption and track the realized impacts.”

As the TPM, the professional will be responsible for interacting with the leadership team at all levels (Directors, Governors, GMs, CISOs, CIOs and CTOs) of Central Banks, financial regulators, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) and international financial institutions (IFIs).

In this role, the professional will be expected to work with Marketing, Business Development, and Sales teams to “create and drive awareness and opportunities.” Additionally, they will “collaborate with technical contacts for team projects, special programs, offering and initiatives that have broad cross-organizational and cross-business impact.”

(Note: for additional job requirements, check here.)

As mentioned in the job post for Principal Technical Program Manager – Digital Currency, here at Amazon Web Services, we “embrace our differences.” At AWS, they are “committed to furthering” their “culture of inclusion.”

As noted in the job posting:

“We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.”

Amazon is reportedly planning to introduce its own digital currency project in various emerging markets.

These new job listings have revealed that the tech giant may be working on a product that will allow clients to “convert their cash into digital currency.”

The new job listings for Amazon’s “Digital and Emerging Payments” unit noted the tech company is working on a product that will allow clients to settle digital transactions.

Amazon confirmed that they are building a tech team to “build innovative payment products for customers in emerging markets.”

The listings noted that the initiative will start off in Mexico, however, it may expand to clients in other central and South American nations.

Notably, this is not Amazon’s only digital currency-related project. The tech firm also has an Amazon Coins initiative that provides discounts on purchases on Kindles and Fire tablets.

Amazon’s digital currency plans have been revealed at a time when other giants are quickly moving to adopt cryptocurrency. Last month, Tesla acquired $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, and confirmed that it will be accepting BTC as a form of payment.


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