Apple Is Currently Hiring For A New ‘Alternative Payments’ Role Requiring Cryptocurrency Experience
Apple is advertising for a new hire that has experience in the world of cryptocurrency, as noted by CoinDesk. The title of the job also makes for interesting reading, with Apple now apparently on the lookout for a “Business Development Manager – Alternative Payments.”
It appears that whoever wins out via an interview process will join the Apple Wallets, Payments, and Commerce team within Apple – otherwise known as the WPC team.
Apple seems to want someone with plenty of experience – 10 years or more, to be exact.
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. We need your help forming partnership framework and commercial models, defining implementation paradigms, identifying key players and managing relationships with strategic alternative payment partners. This position will be responsible for the end to end business development, including screening partners, negotiating and closing commercial agreements and launching new programs.
There’s little to tell us here exactly what Apple will have this hire doing, however. While the use of the word cryptocurrency is understandably capturing the imagination, it could be something mundane.
Apple hires people with board job descriptions and simply might be covering all bases for potential future projects. Don’t expect to be using Bitcoin to pay for your IAP any time soon.