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Research Software Engineer (Incubation) - Full-time

Polkadot

Polkadot

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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.

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

  • Conduct innovative research in Web3 and blockchain technology, with a focus on Layer 2 scalability solutions.
  • Analyse and compare various scalability solutions, identifying strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Develop and implement blockchain applications and prototypes using Rust, ensuring robust and efficient codebases.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to translate research findings into practical applications, enhancing our technology stack.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in scalability solutions in different runtime environments.

About You

  • 5+ years of research and software development experience
  • Highly proficient in Rust, cryptography, and low level networking
  • Hands on experience with implementing and maintaining distributed databases and systems
  • In depth knowledge of software engineering best practices
  • Ability to work in a fully autonomous environment

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
  • 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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