November 25, 2018

Backend Systems Engineer

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November 25, 2018
New York, United States
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About You

Do you like building tools that help other people build software? Are you interested in building backend systems that are fundamentally different from the traditional web stack? Do you think decentralized systems are theoretically interesting? Do you like building software in an open source workflow with quick iterations? If so, you should consider working with Livepeer.

About the Role

As a member of the Livepeer core team, you will work with an amazing team of seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced technologists from different backgrounds, and world-class community builders. You will collaborate closely with impactful teams in the ecosystem like the Ethereum Foundation, Truebit, Paratii, IPFS, and many others. You will have an opportunity to find significant meaning in your work by creating open source software that changes how video can be used in people's everyday lives.

In your first 90 days, you will get a structured on boarding experience to learn all about the Livepeer protocol. At the same time, you will be working on the Livepeer Golang client. You will be responsible for improving the Livepeer network by building new features in the Livepeer nodes, and helping scale the network and improve streaming quality.

Your day-to-day technical challenges will be around systems design and implementation, writing / critiquing software specifications, and managing community open source contributions. You will be working in an open source workflow, contributing to the project and getting immediate feedback from the Livepeer community.

Candidates for this position should have a strong interest in crypto / decentralized networks, and a solid understanding of the Go language. Previous experience in open source development is a plus.


  • Strong background in backend software systems
  • Experience working on a production codebase written in Golang
  • Interest in crypto systems (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Token-based-protocols)
  • A background in computer science or representative work experience
  • Can either be remote or be in-person in NYC

Nice to have

  • Solid understanding of p2p networking
  • Experience working on open source projects