Live Planet

Live Planet

Video infrastructure for the blockchain-enabled internet

Blockchain Engineering Manager

Company Overview

Live Planet, Inc. develops infrastructural technologies to enable next-generation video applications. Live Planet was founded by serial entrepreneur Halsey Minor, who to date has founded or co-founded technology companies that have created over $100 billion in cumulative value, including: CNET, Uphold, Salesforce, Google Voice, OpenDNS, and Vignette.

Live Planet’s solutions include:

  • The Live Planet VR System: the only end-to-end capture, distribution, and monetization system for immersive video. The Live Planet System makes it easy, practical, and affordable to create and deliver stereoscopic VR and 360° video, whether live or recorded, allowing creators to focus on their productions and applications. (
  • The VideoCoin Network: video infrastructure for a blockchain-enabled Internet. The VideoCoin Network is a decentralized video encoding, storage, and content distribution system that turns all cloud-based video services into an efficient algorithmic market running on a new blockchain with a native protocol token, the VideoCoin. (

Position Overview

  • Report directly to the CTO to build the native blockchain layer of VideoCoin
  • Lead a team of globally distributed engineers and designers to deliver world class software
  • Plan development and design on complex distributed systems
  • Gather requirements, work with product management and various stakeholders to define high-level architecture
  • Fully responsible to deliver on roadmap and provide status updates to key stakeholders
  • Work with the open source community to contribute code to the project
  • Make important decisions and manage community expectations on timing and availability of code in open source
  • Partner with Head of Recruiting to plan and execute hiring needs

Candidate Profile

  • M.S. in Computer Science or a related field; PhD is a big plus
  • Hands-on development experience in C/C++/GoLang/Solidity
  • 7+ years in systems software development
  • 3+ years of experience building and managing both local and remote teams
  • Proven track record providing leadership for complex software systems
  • Proficient in the Ethereum Protocol, used geth or eth client
  • Knows how to run ETH network full stack, including setting up PoA and PoS Networks
  • Understands different PoS networks and merits of each of them like Cosmos, Stellar and EOS
  • Understanding of Video a plus
  • Experience working in a dynamic startup environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail

Location: San Francisco Bay Area or Remote.

Live Planet is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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