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Software Engineer (Testing) - Full-time

Polkadot

Polkadot

Software Engineering
Remote
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 and develop comprehensive testing suites to ensure the robustness and reliability of our next-generation decentralised virtual machine.
  • Build and maintain testing environments that simulate various operational conditions, ensuring thorough coverage and accuracy in testing scenarios.
  • Conduct extensive testing on the decentralised virtual machine to validate its performance, security, and scalability.
  • Develop and implement automated tests using Rust to streamline the testing process and improve efficiency.
  • Collaborate with development teams to identify and resolve issues, providing feedback and recommendations to enhance overall software quality.

About You

  • 5+ years of software development experience, with a focus on testing.
  • Strong proficiency in Rust, with experience developing and maintaining automated test scripts.
  • Proven experience in designing and building testing suites and environments for complex software systems.
  • Familiarity with performance testing, security testing, and scalability testing methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work fully autonomously.

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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