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Pre-Sales Engineer (m/f/d)

Polkadot

Polkadot

Sales & Business Development
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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 Product Engineering team Champion Polkadot technology, fostering vibrant communities and attracting new players. It drives success by supporting users, resolving challenges, and gathering valuable feedback to fuel organic growth and continuous improvements to the Polkadot protocol and ecosystem.
The Product Engineering team connects the Polkadot ecosystem's developers with Parity. We focus on streamlining the developer experience, from building and deploying to consuming Polkadot’s blockspace. We also influence Polkadot's product development decisions by providing valuable feedback and insights. This ensures that technological and strategic advancements align with the community's needs.

About the position:

  • Collecting technical feedback from the ecosystem to better comprehend and address their requirements.
  • Support Ecosystems to proficiently use polkadot technology
  • Design solutions with new onboarding customers
  • Capturing, evaluating, and presenting feedback for maximum positive impact.
  • Owning the launch of new solutions, updates, and improvements to ensure they meet ecosystem requirements.
  • Advocate the usage of polkadot technology according to the roadmap

About you:

  • Deep Dive into Customer Needs: Understand the specific requirements and challenges faced by Web3 developers within the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of the web3 spaces: main players in the web3 space and ecosystems.
  • Knowledge of Blockchain Technologies: Possess a good foundation in smart contract development (Solidity and/or Ink!/WASM) and broader blockchain technologies.
  • Polkadot & Beyond: Demonstrate knowledge in Polkadot's technology and architecture, while maintaining awareness of other Web3 platforms like Ethereum and Solana.
  • Continuous Learner: Foster a growth mindset, staying up-to-date with the evolving Web3 landscape.
  • Technical Advocate: Engage with customers, passionately advocating for the adoption of cutting-edge Web3 solutions powered by Parity Technologies.
  • Thrive in Dynamism: Embrace the complexity and fast-paced nature of the Web3 environment.
  • Polkadot Expertise Preferred: Prior experience working within the Polkadot ecosystem is a valuable asset but not required.

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 U.K. also enjoy benefits such as health care, 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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