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What types of professions are required to build the Metaverse?

The 5 most requested professional figures

What types of professions are required to build the Metaverse? The 5 most requested professional figures

Now that the Metaverse is here to stay, companies have been scrambling for some time to hire professionals tasked with creating a virtual reality of it that is as immersive as possible: Nike, Amazon, Roblox, Microsoft, Facebook, Bitfury and accounting firm KPMG have all posted ads on major recruiting platforms, while leading universities are trying to keep up with the galloping evolution of the technology by offering courses such as the Blockchain Strategy degree offered by Oxford and the Bitcoin and Blockchain Program at Bocconi University. Nike hired two "virtual item designers" to "play a key role in redefining the new digital world," Roblox had 268 ads under its belt simultaneously "to build a platform that enables shared experiences among billions of users," while Meta (as Facebook's parent company is now called), is looking for several metaverse-related figures including Game Designer, Product Marketing Manager and Content Strategist for Horizon Media.

Jobs related to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are in high demand, with demand rising 1,400% already in 2019, and, according to a new State of Software report, companies will need thousands of software engineers with AR/VR skills in the next decade to develop the next computing platform. Through the technical recruiter, the member of a company's human resources department tasked with assessing the skills and knowledge of a potential candidate who wants to join the company's workforce, small and large companies alike are desperately looking for professional figures that are extremely rare and in some cases don't even exist yet. Here is a list of the 5 most in-demand jobs in the "Metaverse to come":

Data protection officer

The DPO (Data Protection Officer) - a figure recently developed after the introduction of the GDPR, the European General Data Protection Regulation that has caused many problems in Meta, is a technical and legal advisor, with executive power, who not only advises and supervises, but also acts as an intermediary between the company and the authorities. His tasks are pointedly stated in the GDPR in Article 39 and are essentially threefold: inform, supervise and cooperate, making sure that the company complies with current regulations regarding the sensitive data of its employees and/or customers.

Blockchain engineer

The Blockchain engineer is responsible for creating and implementing digital solutions for companies using the Blockchain. He/she should be proficient in Java, Hyperledger Fabric, Ripple, Solidity, Python, Bitcoin, Oracle Identity, as well as access management solutions, can deal with the design, development, analysis, implementation and support of a distributed blockchain network and must therefore be able to manage specific business models.

Videogame designer 

As a videogame designer for a company working in the Metaverse, you need to have creativity and a good technological knowledge in order to design end-to-end games based on virtual reality. The role requires technical and creative skills, a solid knowledge of computer animation, 3D and game interfaces, as well as basic programming skills and familiarity with popular game software programs such as Unity, Blender, Maya and Unreal Engine. This is a role that combines art and technology while requiring a strong creative flair.

NFT Strategist

The NFT strategist is responsible for analyzing industry trends to provide strategic insights and evaluate market opportunities, creating new ways of playing games to better engage users in the virtual experience. As an NFT strategist, you will need to have a deep understanding of blockchain technology, creating NFT projects.

Software engineer 

With the development of technologies progressively revolutionizing the way next-generation users connect and interact with each other, technology and gaming companies will need to manage massive amounts of data and information that would go far beyond web searches. Therefore, companies need software engineers with experience in large-scale systems implementation, networking and data storage, artificial intelligence, and interface design.