Senior Lightning Network Engineer (Remote)

Preferable Location: Los Angeles   |   Full Time

OpenNode is building the future of money through simple, secure, instant, and low-cost Bitcoin payment infrastructure for businesses everywhere.

We are now seeking a Senior Lightning Network Engineer to lead Lightning Network capability and infrastructure development.

The role will report to the CTO. This position is full-time and ideally based in Los Angeles, CA - but location is flexible and remote for the right candidates.


  • Passion for bitcoin and the future of money

  • Exceptional and proven leadership experience on complex technical projects

  • Experience developing distributed, resilient and high-performing backend services using Node.js

  • Solid knowledge of the Lightning Network protocol and applied cryptography 

  • 5+ years of experience designing and building backend systems

  • Capable and willing to add value from micro to macro

  • Thoughtful and articulate


  • Work closely with the CTO identify and execute LN architecture and capability improvements

  • Design and implement LN scaling strategies

  • Develop advanced software for liquidity and channel management

  • Develop and maintain monitoring and alert infrastructure for routing nodes

Bonus points

  • Entrepreneurship or startup experience

  • Adept at writing technical documentation

  • Speak multiple languages and/or have spent significant time abroad

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