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Software Engineer (Incubation) - Full-time



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

About Us

Parity is one of the world's most experienced core blockchain infrastructure companies, having built and pioneered some of the most advanced technologies in the blockchain sector. Parity was founded by Dr. Gavin Wood, co-founder and former CTO of Ethereum, the primary engineer behind the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), inventor of the Solidity programming language, and primary author of the Ethereum Yellowpaper.

Based in Berlin, London, and Lisbon, Parity has built clients for Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Zcash and has pioneered a completely new, next-generation blockchain protocol with Polkadot and the framework it’s built with, Substrate. Parity builds the open-source technologies needed to power an unstoppable, decentralised web—known as Web3—and helps developers and organisations implement and build upon the Web3 tech stack.

People in Our Collective Are

  • Highly motivated to contribute to Parity’s mission and be part of something bigger
  • Excited to work on projects that are groundbreaking and complex
  • Autonomous workers that self-initiate, but also collaborate well with others
  • Taking maximum accountability and having minimum ego at work
  • Comfortable with chaos and adapting to the ever-changing Web3 space
  • Continuously educating themselves about Parity and the wider ecosystem

About the Team

The Incubation team operates at the forefront of blockchain innovation, with a commitment to pioneering research and development. Under the direct leadership of our founder, Dr. Gavin Wood, the team is responsible for identifying and prototyping new ideas for Polkadot. Currently, the team's primary focus is on advancing PolkaJAM - the next-generation decentralised virtual machine - a protocol combining elements of Polkadot and Ethereum.

About the Position

  • Design, develop, and maintain core components of the Polkadot ecosystem, with a focus on integrating JAM.
  • Collaborate with the research and incubation teams to identify and prototype blockchain solutions, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.
  • Conduct rigorous testing and debugging of core blockchain components to ensure security, scalability, and reliability.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in blockchain technology, providing insights and recommendations to drive the continuous improvement of our platform.

About You

  • 5+ years of software development experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Rust, with a proven track record of developing and maintaining blockchain tech, decentralised systems, or distributed databases at scale.
  • Understanding of blockchain technologies, with experience in protocol design and implementation.
  • In depth knowledge of software engineering best practices.
  • Ability to work in a fully autonomous environment.

About Working for Us

  • Competitive remuneration packages based on iterative market research, including tokens (where legally possible)
  • “Future of work” environment that’s remote-first and self-initiating with flexible hours
  • Team mates that are genuinely excited about their impact and projects
  • Access to the brightest minds in this space to learn about Web3 and develop your skills and knowledge while on the job
  • Becoming part of the wider ecosystem (career and networking opportunities)
  • Team and company-wide retreats
  • Work laptop
  • Opportunity to relocate to Germany or Portugal (with visa sponsorship)

Those joining our collective as an employee in Germany, Portugal, and the UK, also enjoy benefits such as healthcare, parental leave, PTO (28 days per year) and local team events.

Parity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome diversity in our global team and care about everyone in our collective feeling included and welcome.

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