Web Engineer

At Prisma, we are building the data layer for modern applications. If you are fascinated by the leading-edge architecture and technology used in today’s data-intensive, highly scalable software systems, with distributed graph data on a massive scale, but you want the energy, challenges, and freedom that come with working in a small startup, then a job at Prisma might be for you.

With funding from top-tier investors Amplify Partners and Kleiner Perkins, we are a small distributed team working on making the advanced data infrastructure developed at large tech companies accessible to all application developers around the world. Our hard work is paying off, with adoption and implementation of Prisma by some of the most successful and interesting companies out there today, and the fun is just beginning!

We are focused on bottom-up adoption, and most of our software is open-source. We have a vibrant community on Slack and Github - with over 40,000 members on Slack - where we regularly engage with the Prisma community.

What you will do

You will contribute to all of Prisma’s content, building and maintaining out the sites and content infrastructure.To accomplish those goals, you’ll work with the latest technologies like Gatsby, Next.js and TypeScript. You’ll also focus on finding ways to make the content interactive in order to make the sites more friendly and useful for readers. You will be working within the Prisma Marketing Team and directly with our Product, Design and Content teams who will provide you with the resources you need to build the websites successfully.
Some examples of the types of project you can expect to work on include:
  • Prisma Website (prisma.io): Our primary company and product website with all of the pages contained therein, including the creation of new pages that will be required in the future.
  • Prisma Docs (prisma.io/docs): a large static site that is updated daily by Prisma technical writers. 

About you

The following points are plusses, but please do apply even if you don’t fulfil every single one:
  • 3+ years JavaScript experience
  • Experience with or exposure to working with React, and TypeScript
  • Experience dealing directly with various stakeholders
  • Experience with executing website builds on your own from start to finish with minimal or no supervision
  • Experience with developing websites for optimal usability, accessibility and performance.
  • Excitement about developer learning, docs, and content
  • You can communicate fluently in English and can express your thoughts clearly in writing
  • You enjoy working closely with your peers and proactively seek to help others
  • You seek feedback early and often and am not afraid to ask for help
  • You appreciate the value of planning and task estimation


  • Familiarity with Gatsby and/or NextJS.

What's it like to work at Prisma?

You are likely to be a great fit for the team if you:

...have an ownership mindset. As part of a small team, you'll have an outsize impact on decisions and the way things are executed.

...stay nimble. As a growing startup, the team and strategy evolve quickly. Be ready to re-calibrate often and stay flexible.

...be kind and collaborative. Come in ready to share your ideas and listen to feedback.

Remote Work

We are a remote-first organisation with an office based in Berlin, Germany. Whether you would like to work remotely, or from the office in Berlin is up to you! We are open to discussing relocation assistance if you would like to join us in Berlin.

To ensure effective collaboration we can currently only accept candidates within the timezone GMT -5 to GMT +3.

Note on COVID-19: The above opportunity to move to Berlin is temporarily suspended until we believe that travel is safe again

What's in it for you

  • Opportunity for large global impact working on one of the fastest growing open-source tools. You will form part of the very beginnings of our journey into a commercial offering. 
  • We provide a Competitive Base Salary in line with industry standards for similar positions.
  • As an early-stage startup we also provide competitive Stock-Option Grants.
  • 24 Days paid vacation per year.
  • 4 Days paid Mental Health Days per year. 
  • 6 Weeks fully paid Sabbatical Leave after 3 years. 
  • 20 Weeks fully paid Parental Leave. 
  • [US] Health, Dental, Vision + 401k Matching
  • Generous Tech Budget to make sure you have all the hardware that you need.
  • Ergonomic Chair subsidy
  • Access to your local co-working space if you prefer to work from an external location to your home.

What is the process like?

Our recruitment process roughly follows the structure below:

  • Introductory call with the Talent Acquisition Team
  • Hiring Manager Interview with our Head of Marketing
  • Technical Team Interview with our Web Development Lead
  • Take Home Assignment followed by a Panel Debrief (with compensation)
  • Offer

References: Once you have signed your offer and have given us permission, we would like to collect some references from your previous manager and a team member to provide us with more context regarding your working style and improve our onboarding process.

What do I do now?

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, please apply via our website, and include your LinkedIn profile (or Resume), writing samples, or anything else that you think might give us a good sense of who you are.

We will generally be in touch within 7 business days to let you know the outcome of your application.

Prisma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.