Business Operations Associate

At the dYdX Foundation, you will have an opportunity to foster community-driven growth over decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets. By joining us at this early stage you

At the dYdX Foundation, you will have an opportunity to foster community-driven growth over 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 the dYdX protocol.


ABOUT DYDX FOUNDATION

  • The dYdX Foundation is an independent foundation, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, created to participate in propelling dYdX, the most powerful decentralized derivatives protocol, into the future. The dYdX’s Foundation’s purpose is to support and grow every aspect, technical or otherwise, of the current implementation and all future implementations of the dYdX Protocol.
  • The dYdX Foundation launched DYDX, a governance token that enables a robust ecosystem around governance, rewards, and staking – each designed to drive future growth and decentralization of the dYdX Layer 2 protocol. The dYdX Layer 2 protocol was founded by an ex-Coinbase, ex-Uber engineer, with a Princeton CS background. Top investors and advisors can choose to participate in governance of the dYdX protocol through their DYDX holdings, including Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, Paradigm, Three Arrows Capital, DeFiance Capital, Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam, Naval Ravikant, Elad Gil and more.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will manage dYdX Foundation’s operations and workflows, including:
    • Set up and manage accounting, payroll, and payment infrastructure
    • Develop planning and forecasting tools for new and existing projects
    • Oversee the ongoing tracking of financial and payment workflows
    • Support overall financial and payment needs across the team
  • Build and implement operational processes that deliver scalable solutions
  • Drive high priority, cross-functional projects across marketing, community-management, customer support, and product
  • Develop and maintain project management trackers and rallying cross-functional teams through the execution to the initiatives
  • Analyze KPIs, trends, and operational metrics to inform improvement strategy
  • Optimize processes for community-management, customer support, and CRM
  • Develop analytics using tools such as Google Analytics, Amplitude, and Metabase to define and measure campaign metrics

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum 2-5 years experience working in an Ops / Finance / Growth environment (investment banking, research/data analyst, FP&A roles are just a few examples of good backgrounds)
  • Basic knowledge of financial planning, accounting, and company operations
  • A “get it done” attitude – bias toward action, great collaboration and master disambiguation – constantly pushing toward clarity and delivery
  • Execution-oriented with the humility, drive, and scrappiness to get things done
  • Communicate effectively and in a structured manner across all mediums
  • Project management, time management, and ability to multitask
  • Desire and passion to go deep in crypto and DeFi (if no prior experience)

NICE TO HAVES:

  • Based in Switzerland
  • Experience with trading and markets (particularly crypto)
  • Experience creating compelling consumer content strategies in crypto/fintech
  • SQL experience
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