Blockchain Engineer at dYdX

San Francisco · Full Time

dYdX is the leading protocol for decentralized derivatives. We build state-of-the-art decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets.

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Job Description

At dYdX you'll have an opportunity to build state-of-the-art decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets. By joining us at this early stage you will make fundamental decisions that will shape the course of dYdX. We prefer passionate quick learners with a history of excellence at top companies and/or universities.

About dYdX:
- We invented the leading protocol for decentralized exchange of options and shorts
- dYdX is founded by an ex-Coinbase, ex-Uber engineer, with Princeton CS background. Our team has previous experience at Google, Bloomberg, Bain, and other top companies
- We're a small but world-class team with top backers and advisors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, and more

- Implement, test, and audit the smart contracts that comprise the dYdX Protocol
- Drive high level architecture decisions about the future of the protocol
- Work together with multi-functional teams to develop the best overall product

- You have a depth of technical experience and have demonstrated excellence through previous work
- You write secure, efficient, high quality code
- You are a fast learner who can quickly master new technologies

- You've implemented sufficiently complex Solidity smart contracts
- You've developed scalable financial infrastructure
- You have a deep understanding of blockchain technology and cryptoeconomic protocol design
- You are a security expert (bonus points if a blockchain security expert)

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What We're Building

dYdX is an open protocol for decentralized derivatives built on the Ethereum blockchain. With dYdX anybody can short, gain leverage, and trade options on any decentralized asset.

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dYdX Team

Antonio Juliano
Founder of dYdX. Previously Software Engineer at Coinbase, Uber, MongoDB. Princeton CS
Zhuoxun Yin
Head of Ops at dYdX. Formerly @Nimble Pharmacy and @Bain & Company. Economics @University of Queensland
Brendan Chou
Engineer at dYdX. Previously Site Reliability Engineer at Google. Previously Financial Software Engineer at Bloomberg. Princeton Computer Science '15.

dYdX Investors

Jack Herrick
Founder / CEO @wikiHow. Co-CEO @eHow (sold to Demand Media). Co-founder at @Luminescent ($25 MM VC + acquired) and @Bigtray (Sequoia).
Christopher Golda
Investor. Founder @BackType (Acquired by @Twitter). Ex @Twitter Ads. @Y Combinator Alum.
Avichal Garg
serial entrepreneur; former Director of Product at @Facebook ; part-time at @Y Combinator
Raymond Tonsing
Working hard @ Caffeinated Capital. Family, cycling, & caffe. Investor @Affirm @Airtable @Color @Docker @Opendoor @Sapho @Virtahealth @Wish
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