Assets Protocol Engineer (Remote)

Lightning Labs

Lightning Labs

Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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 such as Bitcoin. This role centers around design, implementation, and evolution of the Taproot Assets Protocol [2][3].

Ideal candidates should have a strong fundamental understanding of the core Bitcoin protocol, proposed updates to augment smart contracting functionality, and also widespread application standards such as PSBTs. In addition, and ideal candidate should have a strong passion for Bitcoin and a desire to make using Bitcoin cheap, fast, and simple for everyone.

- Design and implement core Taproot Assets Protocol (TAP) features 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 the Taproot Assets Protocol
- 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

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