We are looking to rapidly scale Pangolin and build out the DeFi ecosystem within Avalanche.
If you Google “How many Solidity programmers are there in the world”, you’ll be greeted by this alarming estimate:
We can then look at this survey to try understand a bit more of the landscape we’re faced with.
What becomes blindingly obvious is that there aren’t enough Solidity developers to go around. This is a common problem that all DeFi protocols face.
Some less obvious problems start to appear if you look a bit further into the future. Any decent Solidity developer can form their own project and (at least in a bull market) far outperform any salary we could offer them at Pangolin.
This brings us to a very important quote from Richard Branson
"Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
This is key to our strategy and aligns perfectly with a community DEX.
It’s inline with this that we will be creating a Pangolin Engineering Intern Programme. This programme has a few design goals:
- Interns should be fairly financially remunerated for their work
- In such a fast changing landscape such as DeFi, the only way to learn is by doing
- Interns can transition to working at Pangolin after the internship, they can create their own DeFi protocols or they can do both. We just want you to be involved, we’re not going to restrict your creative outputs
It’s hard to determine the fair market value of an intern programme, but currently I’m leaning towards $15 USD an hour. I’d love feedback from the community though whether they think that’s a fair amount.
We have drafted up a Google Form for anyone whose interested here:
Please share this to as many developers as you know as if there’s one thing I can guarantee, is that if you’re looking for work, I’ll definitely be able to find some for you!!!
Looking forward to meeting our first batch of interns