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Software Engineer (Parachains Core) - Full-time



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 31, 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 Parachains Core team is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the core technology of the Polkadot blockchain. The team's responsibility is focused on the implementation of parachain consensus in the Polkadot Node and Runtime. Our mission is to continuously push the boundaries of what is possible in terms of security, scalability and decentralization of blockchain networks. We embody the open source culture by building, sharing ideas, and taking feedback openly on Github: https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot-sdk

About the Position

  • Design, implement, and maintain protocols that are foundational to the security, scalability and adoption of Polkadot
  • Debug and root cause complex issues in distributed systems (scalability, performance regressions and generally bugs that only surface at scale)
  • Build test suites that ensure the functionality and performance of multiple components working together in a “microservice like” architecture
  • Contribute to the performance and stability of the Polkadot node
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new protocols like Offchain XCMP and Approval Voting Rewards

About You

  • 3+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Hands on experience with implementing and maintaining distributed systems
  • Hands on experience with performance engineering and optimizations
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices
  • Collaborate with others in an open-source culture, open to feedback with a critical mindset
  • Ability to solve complex problems over longer periods of time
  • Ownership and accountability for your work in the long term
  • Drive projects to completion incrementally by establishing clear milestones

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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