Parity Technologies is hiring a
Web3 Technical Project Manager - ink!

Compensation: $63k - $100k *

Location: 11 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Based in Berlin, London, and Lisbon with over 340 employees worldwide, 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.

About the technology and the team

ink! is a toolkit for writing smart contracts for Polkadot. We use Rust as the language for writing smart contracts. Those contracts are deployed to Polkadot parachains or standalone Substrate chains.

You can find more details in this article: and on Our brand is light-hearted, easy to approach, humorous and welcoming. These characteristics are reflective of our team.

The development of ink! is currently driven by Parity, but we want to transition to more of a community-driven project in the foreseeable future. We have a broad range of channels where we communicate with stakeholders: on GitHub, Substrate StackExchange, Twitter Spaces, in chat rooms, etc.

Our team is a humorous bunch and a non-corporate working culture is important for our team. We work in an asynchronous, remote-first environment with a laissez-faire working >

Why we are looking for a TPM:

ink! started as a project from developers for developers. It has grown a lot in popularity and we now require some more help in roadmap, stakeholder and community management.

The term Technical Project Manager in the traditional sense is probably not the correct name for this role. It will be some form of technical roadmap, stakeholder and community management. The person we are looking for should be up for a broad scope of tasks that will venture beyond the traditional understanding of a TPM role.

Some of the challenges we face:

  • We have a variety of different stakeholders: from excited enthusiasts to company teams to experienced developers. Important development and project updates should be communicated to relevant stakeholders in a timely manner, we strive to be as transparent as possible.
  • There are a number of teams starting to work with ink!. Since we are still a young project, it’s important to proactively talk to those teams about issues they are facing and bubble them up. This also includes being proactive about issues that pop up on e.g. StackExchange.
  • Prioritisation is challenging for us, as the space evolves quickly and different stakeholders have different needs, while we have limited resources. Part of this role is to make sure that we don’t get too distracted from what is important and identify issues that can be delegated to (ideally) people from our community.
  • We want to retain a welcoming community environment and be on top of issues that are raised. This has become challenging, as we have different channels and plattforms. Without a dedicated person, it’s easy for issues to fall in between the cracks and people not receiving a timely response.


  • Communicate information in a structured manner to our stakeholders. Clear and written communication has to be important to you and you should excel in summarising complex information in a way that fits the stakeholder audience, as well as highlighting what is important for them.
  • Our brand is light-hearted with a humorous undertone. This is something that we would like to see in your communication with the community and stakeholders as well.
  • Make sure all StackExchange questions are answered, pull requests are reviewed in time, newly created issues get an answer.
  • We are trying to outsource whatever makes sense to the community, so that we focus on where we contribute most value. We therefore talk to teams or individuals about applying for a Web3 Foundation grant or a Polkadot treasury grant that targets a specific ink! feature. A TPM should make sure teams get through that process and review their treasury proposals/grants.
  • Interact with the community, e.g. by attending Twitter Spaces to talk about what’s going on in our project and the roadmap.

About you:

  • You have a technical background. ink! is about developing smart contracts, it is a technical product and you should be able to follow the high-level concepts. A background in hands-on software development would be ideal.
  • You have an understanding of the concepts behind smart contracts.
  • You have an understanding of the open source world and have interacted with open source communities before.
  • Passion about blockchains and Web3.
  • Knowledge of GitHub workflows, PRs, issue tracking and milestones.
  • Proactive, progress-driven and analytical mindset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skillset.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • (ideally) Knowledge of the Polkadot/Substrate ecosystem and network.
  • (ideally) We have a large Spanish community and in a perfect world you would speak Spanish.

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, designed to mimic an open source workflow
  • Energising and collaborative team and company retreats all over the world
  • Opportunity to learn more about Web3 while on the job, with access to some of the brightest minds in this space; we have plenty of 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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Compensation: $63k - $100k *

Location: 11 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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