This position can be remote or based near one of our offices in Berlin, Lisbon, or London. It's up to you to decide where you work best.
Parity Technologies builds core infrastructure for blockchains and Web 3.0 technologies. This means dealing with P2P networking, consensus algorithms, cryptography, databases, and decentralized applications. We strive to write the fastest, lightest, and safest core technology in Blockchain and write lots of open-source code.
Parity works in a very flat hierarchy with lots of autonomy and high levels of personal responsibility, and we try to mimic an open-source workflow in much of what we do. We have an article on our blog about our development practices which you may want to read.
About the position:
For this role you will be working mostly on off-chain protocols that power both the relaychain and parachains. Expect to be dealing with P2P networking and general implementation of the lower level (node side) details of a blockchain. In leaving classic server/client architectures behind, there are lots of interesting problems waiting for a solution. There is plenty of room for innovation, creating a performant, scalable and resilient P2P network out of untrusted and selfish nodes.
Some items on our roadmap: introduction of QUIC and WebRTC for Polkadot, improvements to our syncing and gossiping protocols, performance optimizations, improvements for attack resiliency, and research into alternate protocols. If you love thinking about edge cases, possible exploits, you can think out of the box and take pride in elegant code that is easy to understand, this role will be a very good fit.
You will be working with Aaro Altonen (Team Lead)
Nice to have:
For this role you can expect to mostly work on the node side of the code, which is implementing and improving off-chain protocols that make both the relaychain and parachains work. Deep knowledge in one of the following areas is especially appreciated:
Not a perfect match to our requirements? We're happy to receive your application anyways and hear how you think you can help us achieve our mission.
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