Senior Software Engineer (Backend) - Bitcoin Payments

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 Software Engineer (Backend) to deliver distributed, resilient and high-performing backend services using Node.js

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


  • Misfit
  • Passion for bitcoin and the future of money
  • Insanely organized, seriously fun to work with
  • 5+ years of experience designing and building backend systems
  • Proven expertise with SWE standard methodologies for development, code reuse, testing etc
  • Experience with web services (consuming and creating) with REST
  • Experience with developing scalable platforms with RDMS (PostgreSQL), real time messaging systems,  advanced cache stores like Redis
  • Capable and willing to add value from micro to macro
  • Thoughtful and articulate.


  • Work closely with the CTO to design and develop distributed, resilient and high-performing backend services using Node.js
  • Maintain and improve existing services which include actively trying to pay back technical debt and extend their functionality
  • Act in a technical leadership capacity by mentoring junior engineers and new team members
  • Work both collaboratively and independently
  • Investigate new technologies and practices 
  • Work closely with front-end developers

Bonus points

  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with DevOps practices
  • Experience with gRPC
  • Understanding of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network
  • Entrepreneurship or startup experience
  • Adept at writing technical documentation
  • Speak multiple languages and/or have spent significant time abroad
  • Well connected in the crypto and/or payments industry

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