Product Manager

About You

Are you an experienced product manager who is excited about new challenges? Does the idea of productizing cutting edge technology interest you? If so, you should consider working with Livepeer.

About Livepeer

Livepeer's mission is to make video possible in the web3 stack. Today, companies across all industries, ranging from media to robotics to surveillance are increasingly using video. However, it’s operationally expensive to build in house, and prohibitively expensive to outsource to software services. We are building an open source, peer-to-peer network that enables developers to build video applications at a fraction of the cost of existing software providers. We have spent the past two years building a reliable, affordable network using blockchain technology. Now, we are working to productize the infrastructure to spur the adoption of the network.

Livepeer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We are committed to provide a community and environment for mutual respect, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe diversity and inclusion are crucial to our success and seek to recruit/develop from a diverse candidate pool.

About the Role

Livepeer is looking for a talented product manager to run the product development process and cycle across various products. As a member of the Livepeer team, you will work with serial entrepreneurs and experienced technologists from different backgrounds, all with the same goal of shifting the paradigm for digital video. You will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology that will unlock business models that were never before possible.

Livepeer has two distinct product challenges:

  • Tools for developers (API, plugins) that will encode and transcode video streams so they can be viewed across all devices.
  • The API encodes and transcodes live video streams so they can be viewed on the web. Livepeer’s first product is going to be a self-serve API that will drive adoption of the open source protocol from video engineers who want to use video in their application. We will interface with developers in a similar way as Zencoder, Wowza, or Bitmovin.

An application that makes it easy for token holders to participate in the network. Participation in the network for a token holder means locking up their tokens with what we call a Transcoder, who performs work on their behalf. This makes the network more secure and guarantees high-quality work to the end user. Today we use the livepeer explorer to fill this need. (https://explorer.livepeer.org/)

In this role you will:

  • Be a key stakeholder to productize the video developer API by building tools like first-in-class interactive documentation, and demo experiences.
  • Devise product lifecycle stages and implementation plans that increase software delivery productivity
  • Discover opportunities and solutions by gathering feedback from customers and prospects, iterating on API mockups and UI wireframes, and whiteboarding technical implementations with engineering and product team
  • Craft token holder user experience by improving the existing explorer application
  • Represent product roadmap, metrics and strategic initiative to leadership team and potential customers.

Requirements

We are looking for an entrepreneurial product leader. The right person for this role:

  • Has proven success in product management for developer tools.
  • Has the ability to conceptualize a product, manage the product life cycle process and take it to market.
  • Is a strong product owner, is comfortable communicating their vision with users, and enjoys working closely with the engineering team to dive deep into details to make an idea a reality.
  • Has an interest in crypto currency and is excited about diving into the Ethereum ecosystem

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email containing your resume, links to previous products you've built, and your LinkedIn to raffi@livepeer.org.

Interview Process

Here is what to expect during the application process:

  • Initial Interview
  • Fit / Behavioral Interview
  • Group exercise, where we discuss where we are at, the unknowns, and have a conversation about product.
  • Homework Assignment
  • Reference Checks

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