MakerDAO - Business Development Associate

Business Development Associate

MakerDAO Shanghai, Shanghai, People's Republic of China


This position is focused on developing high-value relationships and new business verticals for MakerDAO products.

As an emerging layer of financial infrastructure, MakerDAO partners with a large variety of businesses in many different sectors. The composition of our partners is diverse as are their needs. Your intricate knowledge of our products and broad understanding of how they are integrated into our partner’s businesses helps them to gain a competitive advantage and to grow. Using your superior relationship-building skills and enthusiastic nature, you’ll proactively network with potential integration partners and seek to expand the Maker brand name and market position.

BDAs act as the front-end to the MakerDAO organization, funneling relationships to the Integrations Team, Marketing Team, and Collateral On-Boarding Team. BDAs sell our vision of economic empowerment through blockchain technology, the stability of the Dai stablecoin, and the inherent fairness of a permissionless credit system.

BDAs do not need to be deeply technical, but should have a decent understanding of the web development stack. They should conceptually understand the technical limitations and basic functionality of blockchains, specifically ethereum.

The Business Development Associate is responsible for:

  • Creating new relationships and opening new business verticals for MakerDAO products/services.

  • Using their current network to acquire introductions.

  • Identifying high value partners and tending these relationships at in-person meetings and social events.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • 3 years business development experience in the finance or technology sector.

  • Good understanding of the Dai Credit System.

  • Excellent presentation and contract negotiation skills.

  • Experience with networking and maintaining business relationships.

  • A large high-value existing network.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Persistent and outgoing personality.

  • Deep technical understanding of Maker’s products/services.

  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage multiple relationships at a time while paying strict attention to detail.

  • Self motivated and demonstrated capability to lead and/or motivate others around you.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.