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Remote Software Engineer - (SDK-Node) - Full-time

Parity Technologies BE Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The Polkadot ecosystem is laying the foundation for a better web which respects the freedom and data of individuals and empowers developers to create better services through decentralised technology. The internet is too important to billions of people for it to be at the mercy of a few powerful companies.

Polkadot was built on a foundation of being decentralised and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organisation and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture. We have a flat structure that pushes power to the edges and empowers our people to take ownership of their role, authority coupled with responsibilities.

About the team:

The SDK-Node team plays a crucial role in laying the foundation for the Polkadot network. Our primary focus is on developing and maintaining the node software that powers the network. The team's responsibilities include the design, testing, implementation, and maintenance of key components such as networking, databases, runtime execution, consensus mechanisms, synchronisation logic, and other core functionalities. The surface area covered by the team is huge, which allows us to gain insight into all the moving parts and how they come together. Our work is transparent and we are committed to the principles of open source development. You can find our repository here: https://github.com/paritytech/polkadot-sdk

About the position:

As Rust Core Developer you will:

  • Work with a highly motivated team of rust and backend experts from all over the world.
  • Discuss new features, designs and issues with your team and the community on GitHub.
  • Think about bleeding edge problems that require innovative solutions.

Debug complex problems that require detailed analysis and understanding of many moving parts at once.

  • Create integration- and unit tests that ensure node functionality works as expected.

About you:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a software engineer
  • You have significant backend experience
  • Ability to work on a problem end-to-end, from problem analysis to implementation and testing

You communicate clearly and are a team playerYou have experience with distributed systemsAbility to grasp and learn new concepts quicklyYou take ownership and feel responsible for your area of expertiseYou are able to work autonomously, finding out what needs to be done nextYou know how to identify performance bottlenecks and are able to remove them

  • Bonus Experience - nonessential:

You have experience in writing rustYou have blockchain experience

About working for us:

For everyone who joins us:

  • Competitive remuneration packages, including tokens (where legally possible), based on iterative market research
  • Remote-first, global working environment with flexible hours
  • Collaborative, fast-paced, and self-initiating culture
  • Energising and collaborative team and company retreats
  • Opportunity to learn more about Web3 while on the job, with access to some of the brightest minds in this space; we provide excellent educational initiatives such as internal sessions, all-hands, AMAs, hackathons, etc.
  • Teammates who are genuinely excited about their job, impact, and Parity’s mission
  • Opportunity to relocate to Germany or Portugal

For those joining us as employees in Germany, Portugal, or the U.K.:

  • 28 paid vacation days per year
  • Work laptop (macOS or Linux-based) and equipment to enable you to work successfully
  • £2,500 yearly learning and development budget for conferences or courses of your choice

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

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