• Gamestop is looking for a Senior Engineer for its Blockchain NFT Platform

  • According to a new job posting, Gamestop, an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer, is looking for a non-fungible token (NFT)-focused senior software engineer. The retail giant Gamestop appears to be developing an NFT marketplace, similar to the recent job posting from the social media services company Reddit.

    Gamestop is looking for an engineer to join the company’s NFT/Blockchain team.

    On October 25, Gamestop, a retail chain of video game merchandise and consumer electronics, posted a job listing for a senior software engineer for a potential NFT platform. If hired, the candidate will join Gamestop’s “NFT/Blockchain team.”

    According to the job posting, “Gamestop is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our NFT/Blockchain team.” “This role will be remote, and you will work with a team of engineers, product managers, designers, and business partners spread across the United States.” In this role, you will contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of highly scalable services and core API components that power products and features that delight millions of Gamestop customers.”

    Gamestop is well-known not only for the video game stores it operates, but the recent Wallstreetbets debacle catapulted the corporate entity into the spotlight. Wall Street hedge funds allegedly attempted to short the company’s stock, and Reddit users from the Wallstreetbets subreddit attempted to reverse the trend with a “short squeeze.” This year, Gamestop and a slew of other companies, including AMC, made headlines and saw their stock prices skyrocket as a result of the Wallstreetbets debacle.

    During the last two days, Gamestop’s recent NFT/Blockchain team member job posting was a popular topic on the Reddit forum r/cryptocurrency. “That’s one of the best job listings I’ve seen in a long time,” one Reddit user commented. “Expectations are very clear, and the requirements make sense (and are not artificially inflated) with wiggle room.” You don’t have a degree, but you know what you’re talking about professionally. “Get in there,” the Redditor suggested.

    The Gamestop job listing comes on the heels of a similar NFT job listing from the company Reddit, which was published last week. Reddit, an American social news aggregation and discussion website, is looking for a senior software engineer to work on a platform that will feature “NFT-backed digital goods.”

    The job requirements at Gamestop are similar to those on Reddit, but Gamestop would like the potential employee to be familiar with crypto and NFTs. The Gamestop listing requires “NFT marketplace experience and knowledge of crypto, Ethereum, and Ethereum Layer 2 products.”

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