JavaScript Lead Engineer

Note to applicants: our headquarters is located in Berlin, but Parity has teammates distributed across the EU and beyond. We think you know what's best for you!...

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.

Have a look at our current documentation to see what you’ll be working with:

Polkadot-JS API and toolset docs: https://polkadot.js.org/


Your tasks include:

  • Technically design and build Web Applications for Polkadot-js ecosystem
  • Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, build, test, release and support)
  • Write clean code to produce fully functional web & mobile applications
  • Write tests and make sure code is up to high level standard
  • Work closely with our UX team to build interfaces to make the user experience intuitive and enjoyable
  • Collaborate with the core team to plan and implement new features and improvements
  • Take responsibility for development progress and work with the team to overcome roadblocks

Your Background:

  • Experience in working with a range of different JavaScript APIs and Frameworks
  • Ability to produce working, auditable, well-tested code.
  • 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.
  • Passionate about bringing the Web 3 vision of a decentralized web to the world.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Former involvement in Open Source Projects
  • Knowledge in blockchain technologies
  • Knowledge in another programming language than JavaScript/ TypeScript
  • Experience with working on the Node database layer (eg. Express, MongoDB, CouchDB, GraphQL)

Relevant tech-stack we’re currently using:

JavaScript (ES2015+), TypeScript, WebAssembly, Node, React, Electron, RxJS, Jest, GitHub, GitLab, Vuepress


Benefits:

  • Working at Parity means focusing on the stuff that counts: building of the most cutting-edge technology for the future web. Our teams enjoy a high degree of trust, freedom and autonomy to achieve that goal.
  • Because we value initiative and learning, we’ve defined a generous personal budget to attend conferences or skills courses 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.
  • Many of us who collaborate do not work in the same place. We have a remote-friendly company setup.

Bringing the team together is something we value a lot, so we used to regularly go on team retreats and are planning to do so again, once the international health regulations allow it.