Senior Lightning Network Engineer (Remote)


Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote

Full Time


Dec 13

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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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