Senior Trading Infrastructure Engineer



Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Senior Trading Infrastructure Engineer

(Location: New York, NY)

At dYdX you'll have an opportunity to build state-of-the-art decentralized technologies that will redefine global financial markets. By joining us at this stage in our growth, you will help make fundamental decisions that will shape the course of dYdX.

Learn more about working at dYdX


  • We’ve built the world’s leading decentralized exchange for advanced trading of crypto assets
  • dYdX is founded by an ex-Coinbase, ex-Uber engineer, with a Princeton CS background. Our team has previous experience at Coinbase, Uniswap, Google, Amazon, Lyft, Meta 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


  • Design, build, and scale decentralized matching engine, risk system, and limit order book for blockchain protocol using CosmosSDK along with its surrounding backend systems
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership in navigating tradeoffs (architecture, timeline, etc.)
  • Ensure best practices within the engineering team through guidance on architecture, code reviews, performance, testing, efficiency, and other engineering excellence improvements
  • Collaborate with engineers, designers, researchers and product managers to turn requirements into products and lead the execution end-to-end
  • Mentor and develop junior engineers


  • 5+ years experience working as a backend software engineer
  • Experience with trading system development at a mid/high frequency firm writing code to communicate with exchanges (i.e. order entry and low latency feed handlers)
  • And/or experience working on exchange infrastructure, dealing with low latency order intake, risk checks, and matching
  • Strong experience in a systems programming language and network programming knowledge
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and software architectures, excellent coding skills, strong CS fundamentals, and strong debugging capabilities
  • Fast learner who can quickly master new technologies

Salary range for this role is $175K to $270K USD (NY). 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.