Senior Software Engineer (Backend) - Bitcoin Payments (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, platforms, and people 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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