Livestream is hiring a

VP, Systems Engineering

Brooklyn, United States

Livestream is hiring a Vice President of Systems Engineering 

Because we're all about live video, our service contends with massive request spikes, petabytes of storage, and gigabits of transit. You will be in the thick of solving the challenges of systems at scale in a way most engineers never experience.

Your primary responsibility will be to build and manage a team of system engineers, whose diverse skills include network engineering, automated infrastructure management, deployment automation, service discovery, orchestration, monitoring, and everything in between. Your team’s mission is to ensure that our platform and infrastructure are always available, scalable, fast and engineered to withstand the unpredictable demands of live streaming.

You will be expected to be hands on and actively contribute to our systems engineering group whilst building the team around you.


  • Build and lead a team of systems engineers that are responsible for the heartbeat of the company: the availability, reliability, scalability, latency and efficiency of the Livestream platform
  • Ensure that automation is in the DNA of the team (so no task is ever done by hand twice)
  • Build and improve the tools and processes for deployment, orchestration, and provisioning
  • Participate in capacity planning, forecasting, performance analysis, and tuning
  • Review and influence the Livestream platform architecture 
  • Ability to handle on-call and out-of-band requests

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field. In lieu of degree, relevant skills or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record in building and managing teams and operations
  • Insatiable intellectual curiosity, and a desire to tackle the complex problems related to real-time streaming
  • Fluency in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Java, Perl, Python
  • Familiarity with at least two of the following languages: Python, Perl, PHP, JavaScript, Erlang, Scala, Ruby
  • Ability to write scripts using Shell, awk, sed, etc

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Expert knowledge of IPv4 networking, routing protocols, IPv4 stacks, Linux implementation of network stacks, FreeBSD implementation IPv4 stack and NFS
  • Expert knowledge of Linux kernel
  • Understanding of video streaming protocols

About Livestream:

Livestream is the market leader for real time event coverage. Our service allows anyone to broadcast live on the web, and is a top destination for live content from around the world. We are trusted by 10,000+ customers streaming millions of events around the world. Our content partners include Facebook, The New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Associated Press, HBO, AT&T, PepsiCo, Electronic Arts, Adidas, The Academy Awards, Warner Bros. Records, Paramount Pictures and more. Livestream operates with over 180 full-time staff members in 5 offices— in New York, Los Angeles, London, Bangalore, and Ukraine.

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