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VP of Engineering



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023

VP of Engineering

(Location: NYC)

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

Learn more about working at dYdX and our benefits

About dYdX

  • We’ve built the world’s leading decentralized exchange for crypto assets
  • dYdX is founded by an ex-Coinbse, ex-Uber engineer with a Princeton CS background. Our team has previous experience at Google, Bloomberg, Amazon, Bain, NerdWallet, Facebook, Lyft, and other top companies
  • We’re a world-class team with top backers and advisors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, Naval Ravikant, Elad Gil, and more


  • Build and lead a high-performing engineering team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence
  • Drive the end-to-end product development lifecycle, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery of software
  • Develop and execute a strategic roadmap for scaling our engineering capabilities, aligning with the company’s objectives and growth plans
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product management and research, to define and prioritize engineering initiatives
  • Provide best in class technical guidance and mentorship to the engineering team, promoting continuous learning and professional development
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in engineering


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven leadership experience in scaling engineering operations at an early-stage company
  • 10+ years of experience building sophisticated software products, with at least 5 years in a leadership role
  • Strong background in software engineering, including expertise in agile methodologies, DevOps, and cloud-based technologies
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing engineering teams, fostering innovation, and driving results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to translate business objectives into technical strategies and actionable plans

Nice to have:

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in Decentralized Finance, Crypto, or Web3


  • Must be located or willing to relocate to New York City

Salary range for this role is $300K - $400K USD (NY). Compensation subject to experience and locations. Published salary bands pursuant to transparency laws, and do not include possible variable compensation such as annual merit increases, bonus eligibility, commission, or equity incentive.