Crypto Protocol Engineer

Lightning Labs - San Francisco/Remote

8 months ago

Lightning is a decentralized network using smart contract functionality in the blockchain to enable instant, high volume transactions across a network of participants.

We are looking for individuals who pick things up quickly and develop skills in our interdisciplinary space, with strong implementation ability.


  • Writing core infrastructure software
  • System design for Lightning for payments and future projects
  • Designing secure protocols, software, and algorithms which reduce trust.
  • Supporting communicating with the wider community and industries about our software and technology.


  • Quick learner.
  • Strong engineering background.
  • Experience in Bitcoin, cryptography, or financial software a major plus but not necessary.
  • Can think adversarially.
  • Solid programming skills, experience in golang, C, C++, or python a plus.
  • Demonstrate solid engineering practices and processing, such as a solid testing methodology and documentation.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects
  • Prior contributions to crypto protocols

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