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Research Associate

work on some of the most cutting-edge and interesting legal, technical, and business issues

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Role Overview

At dYdX Trading, you will have an opportunity to be part of a team building state-of-the-art decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets. As part of the legal team, you’ll have the chance to help shape the future of dYdX and decentralized finance. You will work with our General Counsel and business teams on some of the most cutting-edge and exciting legal, technical, and business issues involving cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.


  • You will own a broad set of research projects across a wide variety of topics
  • Internal-facing data analysis to help the business understand its users and product
  • External-facing projects to contribute to the global conversation on protocol design/trading / DeFi evolution
  • Work with the Growth team to define audience segments and refine a strategy for each segment as needed
  • Provide advisory services to other parts of the business on analytical/quantitative problems
  • Release a regular schedule of research pieces across external platforms
  • Collaborate with dYdX partners to enrich the research perspective
  • Actively engage with the broader dYdX user base in community forums


  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent experience) in math/computer science/physics/statistics or other STEM degree
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Some experience writing and reading code
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Deep desire to ask questions, understand data and develop hypotheses


  • Knowledge of and passion for everything in DeFi (especially dYdX!) and web3 with a track record
  • Ideally, have an existing personal research/content brand
  • Experience in or knowledge of trading, market structure, and derivatives (particularly in crypto)
  • 2 years of working experience in a technical role (developer/analyst/quant/data scientist)
  • Experience with our technologies: SQL / Python / Pandas / xarray

Culture & Perks

  • Immediate Impact

We want to build technology that is impactful and useful today. We are part of the first generation of decentralized financial tools, accessible to everyone

  • Incredible people

We do our best work when we are happy. You will join a team of optimistic thinkers who are equipped with the talent and capabilities to change the world

  • Cutting-edge tech

We are implementing first-of-its-kind ideas at every layer of the product stack, from front-end engineering to smart contract design. Learn with us!

  • Health

We offer top-tier health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Food

Enjoy fully catered lunch and snacks every day each week

  • Vacation

Take as much time off as you need to be productive

  • Ownership

Meaningful equity and competitive compensation

  • Wellness

Monthly fitness, wellness, and gym reimbursements

  • Relaxation

Events, off-sites, and board game nights with the team!


New York, San Francisco, or Remote

About Us

dYdX is a decentralized exchange for trading cryptocurrencies (and eventually other assets) built on smart contracts. We’re first targeting advanced traders and financial derivatives. Over $3 Billion is traded on dYdX every day!

We're a world-class team with top backers and advisors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, Paradigm, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, Naval Ravikant, Elad Gil, and more.