Solana Blockchain Technical Mentor

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Solana Blockchain Technical Mentor

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 Blockchain Technical Mentor (Pod Leader) in the MLH Fellowship, you'll be the day-to-day contact and technical mentor for a group of up to 8 MLH Fellows called a "Pod" - for this particular Pod, they'll be focused on projects that build on the Solana blockchain. You'll help them gain skills as they participate in the program, support them technically with their projects, and build a community within your pod.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Technical mentorship. Once the program begins, you’ll be the first escalation point for fellows when they hit technical roadblocks on their projects. Available as needed for pair programming or code reviews for fellows, you’ll attend the regular meetings with your project maintainers to ensure you’re aware of project progress.

  • Technical project onboarding. Before the program begins, you’ll be assigned 1-2 projects (depending on complexity) to act as a technical mentor during the program for those project fellows. While we don’t expect you to be an expert, we do expect you to spend time getting your environment setup, getting to know the codebase, and meeting with the maintainer, prior to the first day of the program.

  • Run regular pod meetings. Our MLH Fellows meet several times per week to discuss projects, priorities, and learnings. You'll be responsible for leading these meetings at either 18:00 or 22:00 GMT.

  • Ongoing Project Management & Reporting. You’ll work with your fellows to ensure they’re making progress on the curriculum and their assigned projects. You’ll report back regularly, ensuring our program staff are in the loop. You’ll record data regularly, ensuring data tracking is up-to-date and create action plans with the Program Manager if a fellow falls behind.

  • Building relationships. Much of the MLH Fellowship is about connections with the Fellowship Team, you'll build strong relationships with each of your Fellows to help them grow.

  • Creating community. As the primary MLH staff in the pod, you'll help the Pod not just feel like a class period, but a community of people learning together. You'll lead various activities to make this happen and continually help build trusting relationships amongst fellows.

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 25 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 GitHub, AWS, and Meta 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.


  • Blockchain Experience: You've built working apps on a blockchain, preferably Solana.
  • Community Mindset: Building friendships, relationships, and community is what drives you.
  • Organization: Organization ability is a must working with 6-8 MLH Fellows.
  • Communication: You must also be able to communicate extremely well to help our MLH Fellows.
  • Coding Ability: You can code proficiently in TypeScript and/or Rust.
  • Hours: You're able to commit 10 - 30 hours per week from January 8th - April 22nd.
  • Passion/Interests: You’re passionate about technical education and communities.