Visa Wants Solidity Experienced Devs for its New Blockchain Payments System

Global payment technology company Visa is looking to hire blockchain developers with experience in Ethereum, XRP, and/or Bitcoin blockchain. The devs will work with the company’s global commercial payment team to develop a global blockchain payment solution. 

According to information on the company’s New Zealand website, Visa is working on blockchain technology and seeking highly motivated Engineers to fill multiple positions in Austin, Texas and Foster City, California. 

Visa’s global commercial payment team focuses on developing a blockchain-based cross-border payment platform, near time settlement, enterprise ID stamping to create digital identities for corporate clients, Hyperledger chain-code development in Go-lang, and analytics and data visualization. 

“We’re seeking a strong developer experienced with Ethereum and blockchain architecture to be a part of a team tasked with building distributed applications. Our ideal candidate has built and released distributed applications, has worked with the Ripple, R3, Ethereum, and/or Bitcoin blockchain, and has experience with Solidity,” the company said.

Increased demand for Solidity

Amongst these qualifications was the need for the candidate to have some experience in Solidity, an object-oriented programming language used for implementing smart contracts on various blockchain platforms, most notably, Ethereum. 

According to reports, there has been an increasing demand for developers who can create smart contracts on Ethereum using Solidity since the start of the year.  A survey conducted in May also revealed that as much as 62% of blockchain developer agencies are using Solidity.

Mastercard partners R3

Meanwhile, Visa’s main competitor, Mastercard, is already ahead in the race of adopting blockchain technology for global remittance. As reported last year, Mastercard announced a partnership with enterprise blockchain companyR3 to develop a blockchain-based cross-border settlement solution for financial institutions.

Once the platform is launched, financial institutions using Mastercard’s network in cross-border payments will be able to transfer funds between banks as fast as possible.