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Senior Software Engineer - Backend

build state-of-the-art decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets

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Role Overview

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 shaping the course of dYdX.


  • Write low latency financial software that will process billions of dollars a day worth of trading volume, including order book matching engines, trading engines, and REST & Websocket API endpoints
  • Develop open-source blockchain-based code that powers the dYdX protocol
  • Build high-performance REST & WebSocket APIs to power our frontend app as well as programmatic traders
  • Write open-source TypeScript & Python clients that allow users to interact directly with our on-chain smart contracts
  • Work together with multi-functional teams to develop the best overall product
  • Architect performant and reliable backend systems
  • Mentor and develop junior engineers


  • 5+ years experience working as a full-time developer
  • You write secure, efficient, high-quality code and have a good understanding of CS fundamentals
  • You have experience with or are open to learning JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, Express, WebSockets, Docker
  • You are a fast learner who can quickly master new technologies


  • You've worked on high-quality products in the finance or security space
  • Interest in full-stack development. Experience building Web Services, SQL, CSS, React, Redux
  • You have a strong interest in decentralized finance
  • You have experience building blockchain applications / smart contracts
  • CS Degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred location NYC

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, offsites, 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.

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