Pod Leader, MLH Fellowship

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Pod Leader, MLH Fellowship

Job description

Major League Hacking (MLH) is rethinking technical education for the modern world. Now that every company is a technology company, we need faster and more effective ways to train the talent that everyone depends on. Our unique hands-on, community-driven approach has helped more than 500,000 technologists worldwide launch their careers and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. If you're passionate about technology, education, and the future of work – this this the place for you!

Role Overview:

The MLH Fellowship is an educational internship alternative, where aspiring technologists have the opportunity to collaborate on real-world software projects under the guidance of expert mentors. We truly believe that this program can change the face of technology education and hiring, helping computer science students learn the skills that they’re not getting in the classroom, but are necessary to join the workforce.

As a Pod Leader in the MLH Fellowship, you'll be the day-to-day contact for a group of 10-20 MLH Fellows called a "Pod". You'll help them gain the most skills as they participate in the program.

This is a great role for someone hoping to become an Engineering Manager or gain skills as a technical lead.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Run regular pod meetings. Our MLH Fellows meet daily to discuss projects, priorities, and learnings. You'll be responsible for leading these meetings (standups, show & tells, retrospectives). You should be comfortable speaking to a large group over video and making presentations.
  • Creating community. As the day-to-day MLH contact for the fellows, you'll help the Pod not just feel like a class, but a community of people learning together. You'll lead various activities outside your normal meetings to make this happen and continually help build trusting relationships amongst fellows. You'll build strong relationships with each of your Fellows to help them grow.
  • Assign & Track Projects. Working with our technical mentors, you'll determine which Fellows will be best suited to each project or issue that we have as potential learning experiences and ensure the Fellows take them on. You'll work with each of your fellows to make sure that they are successfully making progress on their project and the program curriculum. You'll report back on each project and fellow's progress each week.
  • Technical Leadership. You'll be the first line of defense when your fellows need help with a technical challenge. This could be anything from debugging to pair programming to code reviews. You'll help fellows connect with the right technical mentors to solve their problems when you can't help.
  • Keep track of the details. You'll need to fill out various reports and evaluations for each of your fellows throughout the program to help us understand how they're performing. This involves taking attendance, identifying & following up on issues, and sharing feedback on fellow performance.

About MLH:

Major League Hacking (MLH) is rethinking technical education for the modern world. MLH has become the default destination for top tech talent to gain hands-on experience, build their professional networks, and ultimately level up their careers. In 2020 alone, more than 120,000 technologists joined the MLH community at 1,400 MLH-powered hackathons, workshops, and fellowships worldwide.

  • We’re a team of 15 full-time people with offices in New York City and Bangalore/Delhi.
  • Our co-founders, Swift and Jon, were recognized for their work in education by Forbes in the 2017 30 Under 30 list.
  • We work with some of the top technology brands like Dell, Oculus, and Amazon to help them reach our community and get the latest and greatest tools into their hands.
  • We have a group of world-class investors including General Catalyst, Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jeff Lawson (Twilio), and Sundance DiGiovanni (Major League Gaming).
  • We are a mission driven B Corp, committed to responsibly serving the world and our community.


  • Community Mindset: Building friendships, relationships, and community is what drives you.
  • Organization: Organization ability is a must working with 10-20 MLH Fellows.
  • Communication: You must also be able to communicate extremely well to help our MLH Fellows.
  • Coding Ability: You can code proficiently in Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
  • Open Source: You have experience contributing to major Open Source projects or production-level code.
  • Hours: You're able to commit 10 - 30 hours per week from June 1st - August 28th, 2021.
  • Passion/Interests: You’re passionate about technical education and communities.