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Staff Software Engineer - Staking



Software Engineering
New York, NY, 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 1000 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 Staff 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 (NYC) join us on Wednesdays.


Technical Leadership:

  • Leads or significantly contributes to large, multi-person initiatives spanning engineering teams.
  • Provides comprehensive technical leadership across various domains and initiatives.
  • Sets and drives the long-term technical vision for the team.
  • Recognized for delivering high-quality and quantity of hands-on technical contributions.
  • Offers top-tier feedback on technical designs, enhancing both own and other teams' work.
  • Plays a key role in defining strategic direction, roadmap planning, and ensuring team success.

Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Designs and constructs scalable, well-abstracted, and robust APIs, libraries, and services for integrating blockchains and staking functionality into custody platforms.
  • Takes ownership of functionality and scalability features from research through to deployment.
  • Develops integration libraries and SDKs for seamless interaction with servers and APIs.
  • Documents and exposes functionality to UI, third-party developers, and internal/external tooling.
  • Collaborates closely with engineering teams and product managers to ensure unified understanding of technical requirements and consistent work quality.

Mentorship and Collaboration:

  • Provides mentorship to peers across the broader engineering team, fostering growth through code reviews and best practice education.

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.


  • At least 8 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.


  • 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 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 $185,000 - $235,000 USD base salary. Equity, an annual performance bonus and the benefits outlined above are also a part of this role's package.