Senior Software Engineer - Staking

BitGo

BitGo

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with liquidity, custody, and security solutions. Founded in 2013, BitGo pioneered the multi-signature wallet and is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. Active in both centralized and decentralized finance, BitGo offers market leading trading, lending, and borrowing services through its prime brokerage services and acts as the custodian for WBTC, the leading global stablecoin for Bitcoin. In 2020, BitGo launched BitGo Portfolio and Tax, providing clients with a full-stack solution for digital assets. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo processes approximately 20% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and supports over 600 coins and tokens. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 1500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many regulated entities and the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms. BitGo is backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

BitGo is looking for a Senior Software Engineer for our Staking team. We're building robust and scalable systems to integrate new and existing blockchains, enabling secure custody and staking of funds totaling billions of dollars. We seek candidates with autonomy, a security-first mindset, expertise in distributed systems, and a deep understanding of the cryptocurrency landscape. If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of blockchain technology and have experience in building scalable software, join us at BitGo to shape the future of digital assets.

This role is primarily remote, we ask that those within reasonable commuting distance of the office join us on Wednesdays.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and build scalable, well abstracted, and robust APIs, libraries, and services to integrate blockchains and staking functionality into our custody platforms.
  • Own functionality and scalability features by taking responsibility from research, implementation to deployment.
  • Build integration libraries and SDKs to interface with our server and APIs
  • Expose and document functionality to the UI, third-party developers, and our internal and external tooling
  • Collaborate closely with all engineering teams and product managers to ensure consistency in understanding of technical requirements and overall work quality
  • Provide mentorship to your peers in the broader engineering team through code reviews and education on best practices

Skills & Experience:

We are looking for teammates who share and practice our values: open communication, transparency, taking ownership, and high level of craftsmanship. We are looking for coworkers who share our vision and mission: deliver trust in digital assets.

Required

  • At least 5 years of back-end, server-side software development
  • Strong experience with TypeScript/Node.JS and / or Kotlin
  • Great with unit and functional testing and debugging
  • Great at providing simple and extensible abstractions to complex systems
  • Experience in Git/GitHub and branching methodologies, code review tools, CI tools, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or another technical discipline from a top university
  • Understanding of and strong interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • Great at algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

Preferred

  • Understanding of and experience working in the blockchain and / or security industry
  • Experience with microservices and service-oriented architectures
  • Ability to work full-stack and familiarity with React and Databases (MongoDB)
  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Have real world experience building distributed systems that scale

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; 5 min from Caltrain
  • 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.

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending upon your leveling and location, the compensation for this role averages between $165,000 - $210,000 USD base salary. Equity, an annual performance bonus and the benefits outlined above are also a part of this role's package.