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 role is part of the Smart Contracts team which is responsible for supporting the execution of smart contracts on Polkadot. This ranges from low level software like PolkaVM and revive to our smart contract execution environment

About the Position

We are looking for new Software Engineers to join the team, specifically for work on PolkaVM and the revive recompiler. You will...

  • Work on a state-of-the-art RISC-V based virtual machine and an LLVM-based EVM to RISC-V recompiler
  • Create comprehensive benchmark suites to track and improve performance against competing technologies
  • Integrate those technologies into our smart contract execution environment

About You

  • You have experience or are excited to learn about things such as...
    • Virtual machines, RISC-V, AMD64 assembly, dynamic recompilation, bytecode interpreters, compilers (in particular code optimization and machine code generation), low level memory management, low level operating system interfaces (Linux in particular), security sandboxing, performance engineering, zero knowledge proof systems in general and zero knowledge virtual machines in particular
  • You work autonomously and solve problems independently
  • You work well in a collaborative, open-source culture and environment
  • You take ownership of your work and actively see it through to the end, gathering and incorporating feedback as you progress
  • You have good communication skills and you can present your work in “plain English”, not only to your colleagues, but also in blog posts or at conferences

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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