About The Role

dYdX Foundation is seeking a dynamic Head of Finance to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of DeFi. This is an exciting opportunity to lead our financial strategy, oversee global accounting and tax matters, and ensure compliance across multiple jurisdictions. You will manage our treasury operations, including crypto assets, cash management, and diversification strategies while supporting global payment workflows. As the main finance contact, you will build and maintain relationships with key financial partners and external advisors. Your expertise will drive our financial planning, investments, and reporting, ensuring robust internal controls. Join us to make a significant impact, scale our operations, and contribute to the growth of the dYdX ecosystem.

What You’ll be Doing

  • Accounting and Tax:
    • Oversee accounting and tax matters, including Swiss and international filings, annual audits, and ad-hoc tax requirements.
    • Ensure compliance with financial and accounting standards in relevant jurisdictions.
  • Treasury and Asset Management:
    • Implement robust treasury management practices, including cash management, staking strategies, and prudent diversification tactics such as options strategies.
    • Manage investments, asset management, and financial planning processes for fiat and token balance sheets.
  • Operational Finance Support:
    • Streamline banking and custodial relationships.
    • Support global payment workflows and intercompany funding.
    • Develop and manage internal controls to safeguard assets.
    • Understand and manage financial aspects unique to on-chain activities.
    • Track and ensure the receipt or delivery of all investments, payments, ecosystem grants, and team-member grants.
  • Financial Planning and Analysis:
    • Manage the preparation and presentation of financial reports and statements.
    • Support budgeting and expense tracking processes for cross-functional teams.
    • Design and execute a plan to scale the Foundation’s financial operations.
  • External Relations:
    • Serve as the main finance point of contact for external parties, including banks, custodians, trading desks, accountants, auditors, and tax advisors.
    • Establish and maintain accounts with key financial service providers.

What We’re Looking for


  • Located in Switzerland, Europe or Dubai.
  • 5+ years of finance experience, ideally in both crypto and traditional finance.
  • Deep knowledge of crypto assets, DeFi, staking, and custody solutions.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with banking, tax, and audit partners.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, tax law, and financial regulations.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and ability to manage multiple workstreams.
  • Excellent communicator, able to explain complex financial topics.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience working remotely and independently with a global team.
  • Familiarity with Swiss local GAAP accounting standards and crypto-specific rules.
  • Proficient in blockchain technology and its financial applications.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive with a drive to work through hard problems and set priorities.
  • Passionate about dYdX's mission and the potential of decentralized finance.
  • Familiarity with trading is also a valuable asset for this role.

Why you should apply:

  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Annual PTO + local holidays.
  • You’ll be provided with a MacBook Pro to do your best work.
  • Yearly company retreat.
  • Home Office set-up reimbursement.
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Sports & Wellness reimbursements.

If our job description speaks to you, apply right away!


About the dYdX Foundation

The dYdX Foundation is an independent foundation, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. Our mission is to grow the dYdX protocol ecosystem by enabling communities, developers, and decentralized governance. The recently launched dYdX Chain, a dedicated proof-of-stake blockchain network built using the Cosmos SDK, is already the leading decentralized exchange.

The dYdX ecosystem is revolutionizing the DeFi space following the recent launch of the dYdX Chain. The dYdX Chain is a standalone proof-of-stake blockchain network built using the Cosmos SDK and leveraging CometBFT for consensus. It offers a fully decentralized, highly scalable trading experience and self-custodial access to trading on perpetual futures for multiple crypto-asset pairs.

At the dYdX Foundation, you will have the opportunity to foster community-driven growth over decentralized technology that will redefine global financial markets. By joining us at this early stage you will have the opportunity to make fundamental decisions that could shape the course of the dYdX ecosystem and the broader DeFi landscape.

Bolstered by a recent $30M injection from the community treasury, the dYdX Foundation is poised for sustained innovation over the next three years. This role offers a timely opportunity to make a significant impact.

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