We're looking for an experienced systems software engineer versed in applied cryptography, peer-to-peer networks, distributed systems, open source software, and cryptocurrency protocols. This includes working on lnd[1] and neutrino[2], conducting novel cryptocurrency research, contributing to the design of BOLT[3] specifications, and helping create the next generation of smart contract applications on Bitcoin.
An ideal candidate would have a strong passion for Bitcoin and a desire to make using Bitcoin cheap, fast, and simple for everyone.
  • Design and implement core Lightning Network (LN) protocols and algorithms
  • Contribute to mission critical peer-to-peer cryptocurrency daemons written in Go
  • Collaborate with the greater team on the research and design of future iterations of LN
  • Participate in issue triage and code review of open source contributions to our various repos
  • Communicate with the wider community and industry about our software and technology
  • Strong engineering background with solid programming skills
  • Experience in Go desired, C or C++ relevant as well
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of distributed systems and peer-to-peer networking
  • Solid engineering practices and processes, such as testing methodology and documentation
  • Experience with Bitcoin, cryptography, and/or financial software
  • Prior contributions to crypto protocols and open source software collaboration preferred
  • Quick learner, geared towards implementation
  • Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects