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Senior Software Engineer (Backend, Bitcoin)

Recruiting From Scratch
Albuquerque, NM
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Who is Recruiting from Scratch: 

Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more. 

If you are a fit, the team will reach out to you about this role or any others that may be a fit for our clients.

Our Client 

Our client's responsibility is to build the most secure products for cryptocurrency as the security team. While they prioritize security in making product design-related decisions, they build scalable products with the crypto wallet industry's best user experience. The role of the Full Stack Software Engineer is to own the front end of the secure cold wallet that can scale to trading $1B+ and work closely with the Coins Team to write tests to make sure our security products such as cold wallet and HSM work well with the platform.

The Role

Our client is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer (Backend) who will join their Bitcoin Team. Our client processes a significant amount of cryptocurrency transactions so our applications need to be fast, accurate, scalable and secure. Their integrated platforms interact with a number of exchanges, agencies, and governments around the world, and they use the best technology the industry offers to build them.

They are looking for teammates who share and practice their values of open communication, collaboration, accountability, and craftsmanship, and who feel passionate about their mission to deliver trust in digital assets.

  • Enhance their multi-signature Bitcoin wallets with the latest and greatest features that Bitcoin has to offer, at the scale of billions of dollars per month
  • Own functionality and scalability features by taking responsibility from inception to deployment and customer integration
  • Improve, extend and maintain existing software which integrates with the Bitcoin blockchain and bitcoin and full node
  • Expose and document API features for usage by the customer-facing wallet UI, third-party developers, and our internal and external tooling
  • Collaborate closely with all engineering teams to ensure consistency in understanding of technical requirements and overall work quality
  • Provide mentorship to your peers in the broader engineering team through sharing your knowledge and passion for Bitcoin
  • 3-5 years of professional experience as a Full Stack Engineer
  • Strong understanding of fundamental Bitcoin blockchain mechanics, including bitcoind RPC commands, P2SH scripts and multisig opcodes, Segwit (wrapped and native), CPFP, RBF, UTXO selection and BIP 32 key derivation
  • Familiarity with emerging Bitcoin features, such as BIP 340/341/342/350 (Taproot/Schnorr/bech32m) and Lightning
  • Passion for enabling cutting-edge Bitcoin features at scale
  • At least 5 years of back-end or protocol-level software development experience
  • Believes in testing twice (or more), and shipping once
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Nice to Have
  • Active or previous contributor to Bitcoin Core, Lightning or other Bitcoin-related open source software
  • Ability to program and debug Node.JS, JavaScript, Typescript, or Java
  • Strong experience with RESTful API design
  • Comfortable with git and Github-based code review
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, Docker

Here are some of the benefits of working with our client:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus, and stock options
  • 100% company-paid health insurance for employee, partner, and dependents
  • Up to 5% 401k company match
  • Paid parental leave, Paid vacation
  • Free commuter/parking pass; 5 min from Caltrain
  • Free custom lunches, dinners, and snacks 
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment
  • Benefits may vary based on location. 

Recruiting From Scratch


Albuquerque, NM



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