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Livepeer Studio: SRE Lead Engineer (US Timezones)

About You

Are you excited to bring a disruptive video streaming technology to a rapidly growing market? Are you a self-motivated person who loves the flexibility of remote-first culture at a small startup? If you love building reliable systems that scale, you should consider joining Livepeer as a lead SRE engineer.

About Livepeer Studio

Livepeer Studio is the new video streaming platform for developers, built on top of the Livepeer network. It is high performance while disruptive in cost - saving up to 90% compared to other cloud providers. Livepeer Studio has been growing rapidly via a founder-led sales tactic in the past 6 months. We are looking to establish a lean and effective marketing practice that can consistently and predictably drive leads.

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 and blockchain coordinated 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.

About the Role

Livepeer Studio is looking for an experienced, self-driven SRE Engineer – someone that loves to automate everything and deliver the best production experiences for end users. They are passionate about keeping all our user-facing services and Livepeer Studio production systems running smoothly. They specialise in systems (operating systems, storage subsystems, networking), while implementing best practices for availability, reliability and scalability, with varied interests in algorithms and distributed systems.

We value reliability. We approach the infrastructure with craft and think a lot about form and function. You should feel equally at home talking to developers and designers. We are looking for someone who cares about the reliability of the infrastructure as much as we do. You will ensure the final product is high quality and works as intended.


  • Orchestrate and run our infrastructure
  • Add to and tune our monitoring
  • Reduce or automate manual processes
  • Be on an on-call (PagerDuty) rotation to respond to incidents that impact Livepeer’s availability
  • Plan the growth of our infrastructure as we continue to scale
  • Vendor management
  • Manage the technical roadmap for the SRE team
  • Infrastructure cost monitoring and optimisations
  • Supporting engineers and improving development workflows
  • Talk directly to large customers
  • Co-ordinate with team members across timezones


  • Have run global mission-critical infrastructure
  • Have managed systems that handle high request volumes
  • Know your way around Linux and the Unix Shell
  • Have used configuration management systems
  • Have used infrastructure automation tools
  • Have implemented CI / CD pipelines
  • Have experience with some of the following technologies:
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
    • Terraform
    • Ansible
    • Nginx
    • Github Actions
    • Grafana
    • Prometheus
    • Loki
    • AWS
    • Google Cloud
    • Major CDN vendors
    • Github Actions, Workflows, managing self-hosted runners
    • Video streaming technologies (HLS, RTMP, transcoding etc.)
    • Web3 / Blockchain, particularly the Ethereum ecosystem

Here is what to expect during the interview process:

  • Initial Phone Interview
  • First and Second Round Interview
  • Reference Checks

Salary Range: 

$110,000 - $140,000 USD

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