Blockchain engineers develop and apply blockchain technology and protocol. This technology allows companies to share and distribute information publicly, while protecting it from being copied. A blockchain engineer creates applications based on the technological needs of an organization. The ability to develop and implement assets and accelerators, assist with setting up infrastructure using crypto currency technologies and ensure that all aspects of the application are secure are fundamental to the position of blockchain engineer. Some blockchain engineers create document infrastructures and implement procedures that maintain the backend functionality of software. Analyzing code artifacts, monitoring implementation and creating algorithms are also required within the blockchain engineer position. A successful blockchain engineer candidate has the technical abilities necessary for creating web-based programs and solutions. Experience with programming languages, Oracle Identity and cryptocurrencies are also relevant. The ideal candidate must be able to analyze and evaluate the organization's needs in order to implement the solutions that work with their software and systems.
Blockchain engineers fall under the systems software developers umbrella. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that systems software developers will experience 11% job growth during 2016 to 2026. This outlook shows higher than average growth when compared with all other occupations, providing blockchain engineers with a positive growth potential in the coming years. With opportunities arising in health, government and financial markets, an experienced blockchain engineer can enter into a field where both public and private organizations are investing resources for experimenation and growth.
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