Engineering Communications & Relations Manager
Posted on 3/29/2023
Remote • Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or a related field
  • Experience with understanding complex engineering projects
  • Experience with process-oriented incident management
  • 3+ years of experience as an engineer, engineering project manager, or in a similar role
  • Exceptional written communication skills with a focus on precision and concision
  • Be able to ruthlessly prioritize the important and urgent tasks over the daily noise
  • Open source software industry experience a strong plus
  • Startup experience a plus
  • Serve as the primary lead on translating complex engineering progress and topics to the broader Solana ecosystem in the form of blogs, tweets, media interfacing, and direct messaging
  • Stay abreast of engineering efforts and priorities of core & mobile engineers to be able to communicate finer grained ongoing progress to wider ecosystem participants
  • Work with Solana Lab's core engineers to communicate and synchronize Labs priorities to external core engineering teams
  • Work with core engineers to develop conceptual roadmaps balancing the priorities of the engineering team and the needs of the wider community. Includes meeting with ecosystem participants and synthesizing their needs and concerns into actionable items to help drive core engineering priorities
  • Work with the Solana Labs core engineers and core engineers across the ecosystem to put together a cadence of content and updates for the community that covers client upgrades, feature improvements, and other aspects of the core development environment
  • Work with Solana Mobile engineers to write technical documentation to promote adoption and integrations into the Solana Mobile platform, including in other network ecosystems
  • Develop and promote new conceptual frameworks for understanding the wider blockchain engineering ecosystem and the trade-offs and benefits of new technologies as they become relevant to the conversation surrounding the Solana ecosystem's engineering decisions. This would include talking to and researching other ecosystems to understand the tradeoffs and form a cohesive comms strategy about “Why Solana.” When warranted, use these conversations to drive or adjust core engineering priorities to changing market developments
  • Respond to the community's inquiries about real-time events occurring in Solana development or on-chain activity
  • Actively participate in crisis communications and information gathering in emergency situations, leveraging engineering background to free up core engineers to continue investigations while observing and translating the current debugging analysis
  • Participate often in Github discussions regarding Solana Improvement Document (SIMD) proposals and progress and be able to properly summarize/facilitate important decisions for the non-technical community
  • Understand the nuances of communicating with a Web3 ecosystem and all of its participants (core developers, app developers, liquidity providers, etc.)
Desired Qualifications
  • Business or management experience is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with marketing automation platforms is a plus
  • Experience instrumenting marketing tracking is a plus

51-200 employees

High performance decentralized blockchain
Company Overview
Solana’s mission is to support all high-growth and high-frequency blockchain applications and to democratize the world’s financial systems. Solana is the fastest blockchain in the world and the fastest growing ecosystem in crypto, with thousands of projects spanning DeFi, NFTs, Web3 and more.
  • Very competitive salary and benefits
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Generous wellness benefits and equipment/workspace budget
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • 401k program
  • Yearly, all expenses paid offsites (sometimes for the whole family!)
  • Options to work in San Francisco, Boulder, or San Diego offices (or remote!)