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Senior Security Engineer - DYDX

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Job Title
Senior Security Engineer
Job Location
New York, NY
Job Description

Senior Security Engineer

[Location: New York City]

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.

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About dYdX:

  • We’ve built the world’s leading decentralized exchange for crypto assets
  • dYdX is founded by an ex-Coinbase, 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


  • Evaluate and analyze the security posture of engineering processes, products, and infrastructure, identifying potential vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate mitigations.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain security policies, standards, and guidelines for engineering operations.
  • Work directly with the founder and other engineering leads to determine and execute on top level security priorities
  • Partner with developers to continuously review and assess new protocol releases, identify the risks, and help provide solutions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement secure engineering practices and solutions
  • Conduct security risk assessments and audits, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor and investigate security incidents, performing root cause analysis and developing remediation plans.
  • Stay current with emerging security threats, technologies, and best practices, making recommendations for continuous improvement of the company's security posture.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to engineering teams on secure development practices and techniques
  • Assist in the development and delivery of security training and awareness programs for engineering and company staff


  • 6+ years of experience in engineering security, including experience with secure software development, infrastructure security, and etc
  • Strong understanding of security concepts, principles, and best practices, including secure coding, cloud security, encryption, authentication, and access control.
  • Knowledge of common security vulnerabilities, attack vectors, and mitigation strategies.
  • 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 are a fast learner who can quickly master new technologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.


  • You have interest in building out a team of security engineers
  • You have a strong interest in decentralized finance
  • You have experience building blockchain applications, or smart contracts
  • You have experience architecting and developing solutions to ambiguous problems with significant impact
  • CS Degree or equivalent experience

Salary range for this role is $192K to $295K USD (CA, NY, or remote). Compensation subject to experience and location. 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.

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DYDX Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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DYDX Company Size

Between 20 - 100 employees

DYDX Founded Year


DYDX Total Amount Raised


DYDX Funding Rounds

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  • Series C

    $65,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $2,000,000 USD