Prisma Data

Senior Developer Advocate | North America

Job Description

Posted on: 
2023-04-18 09:22

We are looking for an experienced backend engineer and dedicated educator to join us as a Senior Developer Advocate to help people get familiar with and use Prisma most effectively.

While you have a background in software development, you should truly be driven and motivated by helping and educating others, and working with developers of all experience levels.

What does a Senior Developer Advocate do at Prisma?

Here are some of the most typical responsibilities of a Developer Advocate at Prisma:

  • Providing mentorship to other team members:¬†Leverage your experience to help your team members by reviewing their work and give them guidance on best practices.
  • Messaging and positioning for Prisma products:¬†Use your knowledge of the technical ecosystem around Prisma to develop the right narratives and explanations that help our community understand the value of our tools.¬†
  • Coding demo projects and production-ready app templates:¬†Build, share, document, and maintain sample Prisma apps to help users understand the main use cases of Prisma.
  • Writing technical articles and documentation:¬†Write tutorials and other technical content.
  • Speaking at events and livestreams:¬†Speak about Prisma-related topics on livestreams and in-person events.
  • Creating technical videos:¬†Create video tutorials, demos, and additional videos for the Prisma YouTube channel.
  • Building community:¬†Build and maintain personal relationships and contribute to our active community by engaging directly with our user base.
  • Helping users:¬†Support Prisma users with their problems on GitHub and Slack, potentially jump on calls and deep dive into their codebases.

What does the candidate profile look like?

We believe the successful candidate will:

  • Have several years of practical experience building production-grade¬†backend applications in Node.js.
  • Be¬†passionate about helping other developers¬†solve problems and have an educational mindset.
  • Be fluent in¬†English¬†(both written and spoken).
  • Have strong knowledge of¬†relational databases¬†(knowledge of other databases is a plus).
  • Have some formal or informal¬†experience in teaching: training, tutoring, mentoring, etc.

The following experience would also be a plus:

  • Experience with¬†TypeScript.
  • Experience with backend technologies such as¬†GraphQL, gRPC, Serverless, microservices¬†as well as frameworks/libraries like¬†NestJS, hapi, Express, …
  • Experience with other ORMs like¬†TypeORM, Sequelize, MikroORM,¬†or lower-level database libraries like¬†Objection or knex.js.
  • Experience working with and¬†editing video.
  • Experience working with¬†open-source¬†software and/or with the open-source community.

What is it like to work at Prisma?

You’re 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 outsized impact on decisions and how 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 organization with an office based in Berlin, Germany. For this role, we are looking for someone who is based in the United States of America or Canada to cover the North American time zone.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to work with world-class engineering, product, and design experts.
  • Join our community events and developer conferences (Meetups, Prisma Day, GraphQL Conf).
  • Be part of a thriving startup funded by Silicon Valley’s top-tier investors Kleiner Perkins and Amplify Partners.
  • 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¬†with a 10-year exercise window.
  • 24 days paid vacation¬†per year.
  • 6 weeks paid sabbatical leave¬†after three years.¬†
  • 4 mental health¬†days per year.
  • Fully paid parental leave¬†for up to 20 weeks.
  • 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.
  • [US] Health, Dental, Vision + 401k Matching

What is the process like?

Our recruitment process for this role follows the structure below.

  1. First Interview with a senior member of our Developer Advocacy Team
  2. Take-home challenge (with compensation) and a debrief with members of the Developer Advocacy team.
  3. Second Interview with our Head of People and COO. 
  4. Offer.
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