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Senior Software Engineer Backend Bitcoin

$81k - $84k est.

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BitGo is the leader in custody and security solutions and is the largest independent digital asset custodian in the world. Founded in 2013, BitGo is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets and established BitGo New York Trust in 2021. BitGo also offers market leading trading, lending, and borrowing services and supports over 400 digital assets on its platform. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many of the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms.

This role can be worked remotely so long as your home base is in North America.

BitGo is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer (Backend) who will join our Bitcoin Team. BitGo processes a significant amount of cryptocurrency transactions so our applications need to be fast, accurate, scalable and secure. Our integrated platforms interact with a number of exchanges, agencies, and governments around the world, and we use the best technology the industry offers to build them.


  • Enhance our multi-signature Bitcoin wallets with the latest Bitcoin features, at the scale of billions of dollars per month
  • Own the functionality, scalability and performance of the systems which support our Bitcoin products
  • Improve, extend and maintain existing backend software which integrates with the Bitcoin blockchain
  • Contribute Bitcoin knowledge and expertise throughout the engineering team

Skills & Experience

We are looking for teammates who share and practice our values of open communication, collaboration, accountability, and craftsmanship, and who feel passionate about our mission to deliver trust in digital assets.


  • At least 5 years of back-end or protocol-level software development experience
  • Programming and debugging skills using Node.JS, JavaScript, and Typescript
  • Thoughtful, minimalistic and sound API design philosophy
  • Comfortable with git and Github-based code review
  • Passion for enabling cutting-edge Bitcoin features at scale
  • Believes in testing twice (or more), and shipping once
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment


  • Strong understanding of fundamental Bitcoin blockchain mechanics
  • Familiarity with emerging Bitcoin features, such as Taproot and Lightning
  • Non-trivial contributions to Bitcoin-related open source software
  • Experience with developing containerized applications running in Kubernetes
  • Background in server-side Java application programming

Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the world’s financial markets.

Here are some of the benefits* of working at BitGo:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus and stock options
  • 100% company paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Up to 4% 401k company match
  • Paid parental leave, Paid vacation
  • Free commuter/parking pass
  • Free custom lunches, dinners and snacks
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment

*Benefits may vary based on location.

Cryptocurrencies are the most disruptive change the financial services industry has seen in years. Join us and you’ll be able to look back and say you were part of the team that transformed investing.