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Program Manager

About The Role

Livepeer is on a mission to build the world's open video infrastructure. We want to push the boundaries of open video technology, driven by a thriving community of media innovators and disruptors; and we need your help to make that happen.

As the Program Manager, you will lead the execution of core programs - grants, hackathons, and bounties - that will grow our builder community, drive the creation of innovative projects and reward active contributors driving demand on the Livepeer network.

You will be responsible for running the end-to-end execution of key projects including: working closely with builders to develop their projects or hacks; coordinating internal team members; integrating key program partners; and showcasing the most successful projects to the wider community.

It should be noted that this is a full-time, 6-month contractor role with the potential to join the team full-time in the long run.

About Livepeer

As a blockchain-based protocol that has been live on Ethereum since 2018, Livepeer is one of the first web3 networks to deliver real-world value to an existing multi-billion dollar industry. We do this by using our open-source, blockchain coordinated, p2p network to enable a worldwide community of hardware operators to run infrastructure for video streaming. In trying times like this, Livepeer provides a unique video solution that helps communities and businesses innovate, adapt, and grow through the power of video.

Livepeer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We are committed to providing 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.


  • Develop detailed project plans, timelines, and budgets for each program, ensuring there is clear financial reporting.
  • Track, report and communicate the success of our programs, working with our Marketing Lead ensure successful grant recipients are showcased regularly.
  • Manage the grant application process from submission to approval, communicating to accepted applicants, and following up where necessary.
  • Pre-evaluate grant proposals based on predefined criteria, to support the decision-making process of the grants committee.
  • Work with grantees to track project milestones, resolve issues, and ensure compliance with grant terms.
  • Make continuous improvements to the grants process, integrating new tools and partners.
  • Plan and execute hackathons to drive developer engagement, product feedback and top of funnel builder activity.
  • Help define hackathon themes, challenges, and judging criteria in collaboration with Product and Engineering teams.
  • Coordinate logistics with local events teams including venue selection, participant registration, and prize distribution.


Must have:

  • You have a minimum 3 years of work experience in Business Operations or Partnerships, with minimum 1 year running builder-focused programs in web3.
  • You are high energy, eager to expand your network, and happy to speak in front of large groups.
  • You possess outstanding interpersonal skills, feel comfortable collaborating in cross-functional pods and are always open to learning.
  • You have a hacker mindset: you quickly identify and solve problems with minimum viable products.
  • You are entrepreneurial: your determination and resilience enable you to overcome challenges and drive results.
  • You are aligned with Livepeer’s mission and desire to be the home for video innovation and disruption, with an interest in the creator economy.
  • You are interested in the intersection of web3 and AI, with knowledge about blockchains, decentralised infrastructure and the future of compute.
  • You are well-organised, punctual to meetings, and can highlight signal from noise when looking at complex problems or large data sets.
  • You have experience working in startups, and have previously participated in hackathons or received grants yourself.

Nice to have:

  • Based in Berlin or European timezone
  • Experience with building and participating in onchain communities that are focused on creating public goods and funding builders.
  • A deep existing network within creative communities
  • Basic programming knowledge (machine learning, video infra)
  • Great taste in music

Application Process 

This process takes 2-3 weeks approximately:

  1. Submit an application
  2. 30-minute initial interview with Rich, Ecosystem Operations Lead.
  3. 60-minute B2B 2nd interviews with Shann, Head of Growth & Sarah, VP Finance & Operations.
  4. Written take-home case study
  5. Final 1-hour interview presenting case study with Doug, Founder & Rich, Ecosystem Operations Lead


  • 6-month, full-time contract
  • $6k-$9k per month, based on experience & location
  • Token bonus based on successful completion
  • Up to 12 vacation days for contract period

Your Colleagues

  • Ecosystem Operations Lead - Rich O’Grady (directly reporting to)
  • Head of Growth - Shannon Wells
  • Founder, CEO - Doug Petkanics
  • Grants Engineer - Hans Yadav
  • Head of Marketing - Jacopo Buriollo
  • VP, Operations & Finance - Sarah Armstrong

Join Livepeer and play a pivotal role in fostering innovation within the video landscape. Your expertise will be integral to our mission to make video technology accessible to everyone.

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