Software Test / Release Engineer, Blockchain platform and applications

Location: San Francisco Bay Area or Remote

Position type: full-time permanent

Job description:

Pioneering advancements in blockchain technology infrastructure, Blockstream is the leading company extending Bitcoin at the protocol level to support a broad range of new asset types and financial markets. Blockstream supports values of decentralization, privacy, end-to-end security, user control, and open, permissionless innovation.

We are looking for an experienced and detail-oriented software test engineer to improve the tools and processes we use to test our software and produce secure builds. We take security very seriously. This is not a peripheral role.

In this role, you will work with Blockstream's software engineers, security experts, and cryptographers to extend our reputation as a world-class provider of secure, hardened systems.

You will enjoy a fast-paced creative atmosphere of a well-funded FinTech Series A startup, excellent benefits, and flexible working schedule as well as an option for telecommute.


  • Improve test coverage, including unit tests, integration tests, load tests, and stress tests
  • Build tools and processes to monitor test coverage and code quality
  • Build infrastructure to consolidate and analyze log files
  • Develop test harnesses, continuous integration hooks, and test automation infrastructure
  • Develop testing and release processes that extend our brand reputation as a provider of secure, hardened systems
  • Maintain and eventually rewrite our deterministic build processes and tools
  • Develop tools to automate configuration and monitoring


  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in software development or testing of complex, mission-critical, distributed systems
  • Strong Linux systems administration skills
  • Adversarial thinker who can anticipate potential bugs and security threats
  • Strong scripting skills in more than one language (e.g. bash, Python)
  • Ability to work well with a highly distributed team
  • Exceptional attention to details
  • Life-long learner who can grow into the role


  • Experience with C, C++, Python, Rust is highly desirable
  • Experience with Bitcoin or other major open source blockchain projects
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools (e,g, Chef, Puppet, Ansible) to automate deployments and manage systems
  • Experience with GitLab CI
  • Expertise with complex build systems
  • Experience with open-source or open-hardware projects
  • Fintech experience

To apply:

  • Please send your resume to
  • Place the text "Test / Release Engineer, Blockchain applications" in the subject line.

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