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Cryptographic Protocol Engineer

$80k – $130k • 0.25% – 0.5%
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We're looking for an experienced systems software engineer versed in applied cryptography, peer-to-peer networks, distributed systems, open source software, and cryptocurrency protocols. This includes working on lnd[1] and neutrino[2], conducting novel cryptocurrency research, contributing to the design of BOLT[3] specifications, and helping create the next generation of smart contract applications on Bitcoin.

An ideal candidate would have a strong passion for Bitcoin and a desire to make using Bitcoin cheap, fast, and simple for everyone.

- Design and implement core Lightning Network (LN) protocols and algorithms
- Contribute to mission critical peer-to-peer cryptocurrency daemons written in Go
- Collaborate with the greater team on the research and design of future iterations of LN
- Participate in issue triage and code review of open source contributions to our various repos
- Communicate with the wider community and industry about our software and technology

- Strong engineering background with solid programming skills
- Experience in Go desired, C or C++ relevant as well
- Thorough understanding of the principles of distributed systems and peer-to-peer networking
- Solid engineering practices and processes, such as testing methodology and documentation
- Experience with Bitcoin, cryptography, and/or financial software
- Prior contributions to crypto protocols and open source software collaboration preferred
- Quick learner, geared towards implementation
- Eager to develop new skills and willing to take ownership of projects

Check out our github repo at github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd.

[1] github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd
[2] github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino
[3] github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc

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Founder @Lightning Labs. @UCSB - Computer Science MS+BS. Bitcoin Engineer. Bitcoin, Distributed Systems, Applied Cryptography.

Bryan Vu

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Strategy, sales and operations, @Google Ad Exchange, Google Apps/Gmail and AdSense teams. Interested in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency generally.

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