Lightning Engineer


Austin, TX, USA Remote

Full Time

$100-120k (annually)


Aug 24

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Zion is a decentralized social network built on Bitcoin, designed to facilitate the free and open flow of content and payments between creative people and their audiences. Zion leverages the functionality of the Lightning Network, the “Layer 2” scaling solution built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. Nodes connected to the network route high volumes of instant micropayments directly between peers, without relying on facilitation or custody from a third party. Zion’s protocol integrates transactions of content, which are encrypted just like money. The network enables the seamless transfer of micropayments between creators and their fans as a way to recognize high-quality content and reward meaningful contributions to a community.

We are looking for experienced developers who want to be part of a fast-paced, dynamic environment, where everyone’s opinions and efforts are valued. We hire outstanding professionals and give them the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere that values learning, growth, and hard work.

Job Description / What you'll be doing

  • Work as part of a small team to build a lightning application for React Native iOS / Android applications
  • Architect, build and maintain excellent lightning applications with clean code.
  • Implement clean, modern, smooth animations and transitions that provide an excellent user experience.
  • Integrate with Open Source systems. 
  • Write unit and integration tests.
  • Release applications to the Apple and Google Play stores.
  • Work with native modules when required.
  • Assist with building estimates.
  • Interface with team via Telegram, Zoom, and email.
  • Work with modern tools including Jira, Slack, GitHub, Google Docs, etc.
  • Be part of a community of React Native developers who share knowledge and help each other as problems arise.


  • 1+ years of professional experience working with Lightning.
  • 4+ years of professional software development experience.
  • Experience working with Swift, Objective C, and Java a plus but not required.
  • Meaningful experience working on large, complex systems.
  • Ability to take extreme ownership over your work. Every day is a challenge to ensure you are performing to the expectations you and your team have agreed upon, both in regards to estimates and to the general process.
  • An understanding of engineering best practices and a commitment to following them.
  • Ability to work through new and difficult lightning protocol issues and contribute to libraries as needed.
  • Ability to create and maintain continuous integration and delivery of all applications.
  • A positive mindset and can-do attitude.
  • Forensic attention to detail.
  • English skills (ability to effectively communicate via written and spoken english).
  • A passion for software development. It’s not just your career, it’s also your hobby. You’re constantly striving to learn new things and improve. You follow industry news, regularly tinker with new technologies, and read books and blogs to keep your skills current.
  • You work well within a team environment and enjoy working in the office with your colleagues.
  • Ability to consistently work 40 hours per week.
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