Blockchain/Ethereum Core Engineer

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. (
  • 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. (

Position Overview

  • Work with CTO and talented engineers to build a native VideoCoin blockchain based on Ethereum
  • Research and develop consensus mechanisms
  • Work on the protocol layer to define communications between nodes in the VideoCoin Network
  • Extend and use libp2p, levelDB, Whisper, geth and other bleeding edge open source technology to build low latency, high throughput compute on the blockchain 

Candidate Profile

  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field
  • Hands-on development experience in C/C++/GoLang/Solidity
  • 5+ years in systems software development
  • 1+ years of development with Blockchain
  • Experience contributing to open source projects
  • Proficient in the Ethereum Protocol, used geth or eth client
  • Knows how to run ETH network full stack, including setting up PoA and PoS Networks
  • Understands different PoS networks and merits of each of them like Cosmos, Stellar and EOS
  • Understanding of Video a plus
  • Experience working in a dynamic startup environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail.

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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