Posted 17 Sept 2022, 6:15 pm

Director of Engineering at Parity Technologies

Director of Engineering

Location: Remote

Parity Technologies builds core infrastructure for blockchains and Web 3.0 technologies. This means dealing with P2P networking, consensus algorithms, cryptography, databases, and decentralised applications. We strive to write the fastest, lightest, and safest core technology in Blockchain and write lots of open-source code.

At Parity Technologies, we have built and launched live networks like Kusama and Polkadot atop the Substrate blockchain framework. We want to bring to these networks first-class, end-to-end user experiences, showing how easy it is to use these next-generation blockchains.

As the Engineering team rapidly grows, we seek a dedicated Director of Engineering. This person will work in a close partnership with the Head of Engineering, as well as the Engineering team leads. They will support team leads in expanding their teams, and drive and execute strategic technical projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Directly support the development of the Engineering team leads
  • Take an active role in building high-performing, empowered teams and coaching/mentoring internal talents to accelerate their growth
  • Help with initiatives aiming to attract and hire new developers
  • Oversee and manage projects, roadmaps, and strategic decisions
  • Ensure project/product statuses and action steps are clearly communicated and provided to all stakeholders
  • Influence the overall roadmap and strategy of the Engineering department
  • Identify bottlenecks and implement improvements to engineering processes, tools, and procedures
  • Lead cross-department collaboration
  • Be conduit for interaction between Engineering and the wider Dotsama ecosystem
  • Represent the Engineering team in leadership meetings

Required skills:

  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Keen interest in learning Rust; must have professional experience in a system language
  • Proven experience in leading technical teams and effectively interacting with stakeholders in cross-functional setups
  • Ability to operate well in the unknown and advocate for the team
  • Ability to solve problems and build scalable solutions
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results with little supervision
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills; ability to prioritise tasks across multiple projects
  • Experience supporting global remote teams at scale
  • Proven ability to quickly learn new and complex topics
  • Comfortable working in a high-growth environment that’s constantly changing
  • Passionate about blockchain technologies and bringing a decentralized web to the world
  • Familiarity with software engineering and open source software culture
  • Fundamental understanding of software development methodologies, values, and processes
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours per week)

Additional further experience:

  • Bonus: Proficient in Rust
  • Bonus: Previously worked in Blockchain
  • Bonus: Familiarity with governance, validators, token economics, standards, pallets, indexing services, etc.

Benefits:

  • Working at Parity means focusing on the stuff that counts: building the most cutting-edge technology for the future web. Our teams enjoy a high degree of trust, freedom, and autonomy to achieve that goal.
  • Parity engineering is a remote-first team. Bringing everyone together is something we value greatly, so we regularly go on team/department/company retreats.



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