Note to applicants: our headquarters is located in Berlin, but Parity has teammates distributed across the EU and beyond. Remote working arrangements are common and possible; we're happy to discuss this more during the recruiting process!

 

Parity Technologies builds core infrastructure for blockchains and the future Web — one that respects the freedom and data of individuals — and helps empower developers to create better services through decentralized technologies.

At the Parity Tools Team we build tooling and libraries for developers and advanced users, both internal and external, such as block explorers, exchanges, and staking-ops teams. Our tools empower users to integrate and harness Substrate blockchains to their fullest. We believe that a well built tool should be a joy to use, precise in scope and feature set, be hackable, discoverable and composable.

We write roughly equal amounts of Javascript and Rust and often collaborate with other Parity teams, notably the SDK, ecosystem development and developer relations teams.

Examples of the technologies you will be working with:

Substrate: https://github.com/paritytech/substrate

Polkadot-JS API: https://polkadot.js.org/

Substrate-api-sidecar: https://github.com/paritytech/substrate-api-sidecar

Your tasks will include:

  • Design and build http APIs to help external teams build their projects.
  • Support the entire project lifecycle (concept, design, build, test, release and support).
  • Keep up to date with the blockchain space in general and the Substrate/Polkadot ecosystem in particular. Work with the ecosystem team to ensure we build what people need.
  • Collaborate with the core Substrate team to plan and implement new features and improvements. 

Your Background:

  • Experience in working with a range of different JavaScript APIs and Frameworks. We use TypeScript.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and concepts quickly.
  • Ability to come up with technical solutions and application architecture.
  • Ability to work autonomously, be proactive, prioritize, communicate, and function in a distributed team.
  • An interest in Rust.
  • Passionate about bringing the vision of a decentralized web to the world. 

Nice-to-haves:

  • Open Source experience
  • Knowledge about blockchain technologies.
  • Knowledge in other programming languages than JavaScript/TypeScript
  • Public speaking/writing 
  • Familiarity with CI/CD workflows

 Benefits:

  • Globally competitive compensation.
  • Opportunity to become an expert in latest blockchain technologies.
  • Working at Parity means focusing on stuff that matters: building cutting-edge technology for a better and more decentralized internet. Our teams enjoy a high degree of freedom and autonomy to achieve that goal.
  • Because we value initiative and learning, all employees have a generous personal budget to attend conferences or other learning tools of your own choosing. We think you know what's best for you!
  • Parity is a diverse company with people from various countries and we will support you with German language courses and relocation where needed (and desired).
  • We have a remote-friendly company setup.
  • Bringing the team together is something we value a lot and we have regular company retreats (or will have, pending the Covid pandemic).

 

Not a perfect match to our requirements? We're happy to receive your application anyways and hear how you think you can help us acheive our mission.

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