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. (www.LivePlanet.net)
  • 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. (www.VideoCoin.io)

Position Overview

We are looking for a seasoned and ambitious Product Manager to drive and manage the product roadmap for our VideoCoin Network.

  • Work on defining the product roadmap to bring video streaming infrastructure to a blockchain powered, decentralized model
  • Define, communicate and champion the product vision and strategy to all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with and engage engineering leaders both within our company and within the open source blockchain community
  • Understand the platform, services, and features
  • Define, track and interpret key business metrics to track overall product success
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends, new service ventures and new technologies as they relate to new product development
  • Work closely with a globally distributed team
  • Work closely with customers to identify customer and market needs, define use cases and establish user personas
  • Own the product roadmap, lead the product feature planning process and work closely with engineering to ensure successful delivery
  • Define, track and interpret key business metrics to track overall product success
  • Understand the market and competition, and develop product and competitive positioning

Candidate Profile

  • M.S./B.S. in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years Product Management experience, most of which has been spent on deeply technical SaaS products
  • Must be experienced with Blockchain technologies. Knowledge of Ethereum protocol strongly desired
  • Experience with Video Streaming and Video streaming infrastructure
  • Live video streaming experience like RTMP, HLS and MPEG-DASH
  • Experience with different consensus protocols and real-world implementations
  • Has deep ecosystem knowledge of blockchain technologies and tool chains
  • Experience working with open source technologies a strong plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with constantly evolving, decentralized, diverse teams
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, able to write clearly and interact well with all levels of audience.
  • An understanding of software development and ability to work closely with Technology teams in scheduling functional and non-functional requirements
  • High emotional intelligence and the ability to empathize with users
  • Experience coaching, motivating, and giving feedback to a team of developers
  • Ability to organize, sort and act upon complex information quickly
  • Ability to thrive in an exciting team environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement
  • Collaborative by nature; willingness to give and receive feedback
  • Open to learning; flexible to the project you are working on
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; welcomes the challenge of developing new ideas and approaches in a semi-unstructured environment

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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