For the past year, ACELR8 has been working with Prisma, helping them hire a quality team of expert engineers and developers. In that time, our Talent Partners have worked with Martin Janse van Rensburg, Head of People at Prisma, collaborating on every hire to ensure their team is made of the strongest experts in the industry.
Over the course of a year, ACELR8 hired two people per month for Prisma. Everyone stayed, meaning that the ACELR8 team hired with the right culture fit in mind.
What is Prisma?
Prisma helps developers build apps faster and make fewer errors with an open-source database toolkit for PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, and SQLite.
Prisma Before ACELR8
“When I started working at Prisma, it (Prisma) was a shambles. I brought in a lot of stability and structure. Over time my role expanded, and we needed to keep hiring more people and better people. Prisma has no shortage of applications in the engineering field, but we want the best engineers.”
Martin knew he had his choice of high-quality talent, but the rate of expansion of the company made it hard for him to keep up. He and Michael Varley, our CEO, quite often meet, and so he posed the question to Michael: could ACELR8 help with his hiring strategy?
“They were. And, luckily, André was available. Since then, André has hired many of the people considered our best engineers - from Facebook, Contentful, Google, IBM, and more.”
Our Senior Talent Partner, Mark Muller, has also joined Prisma, helping them to hire their core staff. Estelle Bousses, their Engagement Manager, has been at hand throughout to help with every hire.
“We were moving too fast and needed a solution immediately. I knew I could work really well with Estelle, and we had a great relationship. She is really compassionate and works through problems well, so I knew we would be able to solve our hiring problems in a matter of weeks instead of months.”
ACELR8 gave Martin and his team the freedom and resources to hire the right people at the rapid pace they needed.
“Mark has contributed suggestions in terms of process and practices that have been well-defined and thought through that look, at the very least, promising and the stakeholders are excited about them.”