Facebook, IBM, and JPMorgan are popular names that are either linked to a social network, tech company, or financial institution. What each of these has in common, is that they have ventured into the blockchain industry. Like the latter, Royal Dutch Shell, an oil and gas producer is now training those who seek to become blockchain analysts in its IT graduate program.
Shell Publicizes Training on LinkedIn and Career Page
Shell, the world’s fifth largest oil and gas producer recently publicized a training on LinkedIn. The skills acquisition is also displayed on its careers page and it seeks to develop blockchain analysts in its Information Technology (IT) graduate program. Other positions that are open are data engineer and data analytics engineer.
In the case of the blockchain analysts or potential ones, they will be placed in the company’s Blockchain Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Amsterdam. These people will be working alongside developers in the field to launch potential products in Shell. Some of these will in the areas of supply chain, certification, as well as mobility and energy.
According to the European company:
In this placement, you’ll gain the skills to be a successful Blockchain Analyst with us. It’s a great time to join this new team
Blockchain Analyst’s Role During the IT Graduate Program
Likewise, certain roles are expected of applicants which the Dutch company has outlined. Some of these will include assisting in projects from their ideas to implementation. They will also create valuable use cases for blockchain technology which can be applied in different areas of the business.
Accordingly, those with a background in any of the following areas can apply. They are Information management, game theory, cryptography, mathematics, and computer science. It is also worthy to note that this is not the first time Shell is dipping its feet in the blockchain industry. In November last year, they partnered with other industry leaders to launch a blockchain-based platform for the trade of oil and gas.
Facebook Also Hires Blockchain Experts
Other than Shell, Facebook has also been hiring a number of experts in the community. In December, 13 positions were advertised on its career page and each of these were targeted at the blockchain. BTCNN on February 5 informed that the social media has purchased its first bockchain company, Chainspace.
In the same manner, LinkedIn in its Emerging Jobs Report revealed that Blockchain developer is the most hired job on the platform. The platform also added that the number of searches for experts in the field had grown 33 times from what was obtainable in 2014.