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Staff Protocol Security Engineer

write and review secure smart contract and protocol code

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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 and review secure smart contract and protocol code
  • Partner with developers to continuously review and assess new protocol releases, identify the risks, and help provide solutions
  • Assess and lead integrations of security partners and tools as needed
  • Investigate events, triage potential incidents, and work closely with our teams during these incidents to help drive response efforts
  • Review new and existing system designs to ensure secure and reliable backend systems.
  • Ability to discover and patch security vulnerabilities (OWASP Top 10)
  • Proactively identify and reduce security risks in our code base
  • Find and remove outdated and vulnerable code and code libraries
  • Develop security training and guidance for internal development teams
  • Work together with multi-functional teams to develop the best overall product
  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines, and deliverables with your technical expertise


  • 6+ years of security engineering/cybersecurity experience
  • Experience securing infrastructure hosted on cloud service providers like AWS, GCP, and Azure
  • Experience with testing and screening security software and monitoring networks for security breaches
  • You write secure, efficient, high-quality code and have a strong understanding of CS fundamentals
  • You have experience with or are open to learning Solidity, Go JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, Express, WebSockets, Docker, AWS, Terraform
  • You are a fast learner who can quickly master new technologies


  • Interest in building out a team of security engineers
  • A strong interest in decentralized finance
  • Experience building blockchain applications or smart contracts
  • Experience architecting and developing solutions to ambiguous problems with significant impact
  • 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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