$300 / month
4 calls per month (30min/call)
Unlimited Q&A via chat
Expect responses in 24 hours or less
One-off sessions are a great option if you’re looking for specific advice on a certain topic.
If you're looking for a mentor, and you're just not sure about how this all works – this one is for you. In a casual, informal introductory call, a mentor will introduce themselves, show you around the platform, explain how our mentorships work, and explain …
Having a good resume on hand when going on the job hunt is crucial, and will make your search a lot easier. Even if you're not looking for a new position right now, having an up-to-date CV that sells your experience to future potential employers …
Some big interviews coming up? In this 1-hour session, a mentor with hiring experience will act as a technical interviewer and ask you some standard hiring questions that you might hear in one of your future interview too, and will evaluate your replies. As a …
This session involves you and your mentor working collaboratively to develop coding skills, troubleshoot coding issues, or complete coding projects. In this session, a career coach with expertise in coding and software development will pair with you to work on a coding exercise or project. …
As a tenured staff engineer who has already executed several career shifts, I can talk you through your plan. We can go over hurdles, and discuss how to structure the process to be manageable.
As a staff engineering lead, I have a decade of experience navigating technical and organizational challenges. You can use this time to take advantage of that: if you'd like to do a design review of a large new project, or if you'd like to talk …
I designed and built most of HubSpot's observability platform, and have handled realtime (sub-15s latency) streams of millions of datapoints per minute, and terabytes per day. I've improved Amazon's open source balancing algorithm for Kinesis to support downtime-free rebalancing over thousands of concurrent shards. I wrote the first endorsed Java client for Slack (see https://github.com/HubSpot/slack-client), and served on the customer advisory board for Splunk's monitoring solution for years.
As a skilled technologist with a decade of experience building high performance software and teams in big tech at a 1B+ unicorn, I can help you break into tech, or take it to the next level. As someone who has been a hiring manager, and conducted countless interviews for roles from entry level to director, I can help you prep for that next try. As someone who has successfully climbed from an entry role to the staff level, I can help coach you on how to get there yourself.
Most of my success has come from a combination of learning from mistakes, and luck. Luck, you can't control. But you CAN control how you respond when you invariably get things wrong, and I believe the difference between those that go far and those that plateau is whether they are willing to embrace the discomfort, and do the hard work of self-improvement.
If you are willing to put yourself out there, listen openly to the feedback you receive, and iterate on yourself as if you were the product, you can go so far. If that's what you'd like to do, I'd love to help you do it more efficiently than I have, and perhaps avoid the specific bumps and hurdles I hit.
5 out of 5 stars
Working with Elias has been a transformational experience. I came to him as someone with little to no knowledge of programming or software engineering experience. From our first engagement (before registering with mentorcruise) to now - Elias has provided me professional guidance in how best to position myself for a career change into software engineering and technical guidance on specific implementation details of different applications I'm working on. I can confidently say that I would not be on this path if I had not approached Elias about my situation. He is empathetic, knowledgeable, and pragmatic. He asks surgically precise questions that can cut right through all of the emotional noise and stress that comes with investing in a career change, bringing a level of clear thinking that has been so critical in shoring up my own sense of decisiveness and confidence. I think anyone looking to grow as a software engineer or looking to become one as I am stands to learn a lot from Elias - if not from his robust technical expertise then at least by adopting his way of thinking.
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
We will send you a quick email if Elias has new open spots for mentorship, and only in that case!