Backend Engineer - Remote

Are you someone who wants to make the world a better place, who is not content to work for yet another company the world doesn't need? 

Our mission

At Diet Doctor, we are a health company that aims to empower people everywhere to dramatically improve their health. We focus on lifestyle interventions — not medication or surgery. 

What are the important components of a healthy lifestyle for those with obesity or type 2 diabetes? How can people implement this lifestyle in a sustainable way?  

Currently, no major health organization in the world has an effective answer. We aim to change that.

Progress

  • We are self-funded, and have no VC investment. Instead, our employees are invited to become co-owners via our employee-stock-offering plan.
  • We're the largest keto and low-carb site in the world.
  • We’re fully funded by our members, which means we don't need to show any ads or sell any physical products.
  • We attract about 9 million monthly visits, have 77,000+ paying members, and 50+ employees (from 20+ different nationalities).
  • We're the top-ranked nutrition website in the world on Trustpilot and have strong Glassdoor ratings.

Our culture

At Diet Doctor, we aim to always align our work with our four company values: trustworthiness, simplicity, inspiration, and goodness. 

Our goal is to make the world a better place by empowering people everywhere to dramatically improve their health.

We believe building a team of top performers — who live by our values and get great things done fast — will significantly increase our ability to make rapid progress toward our purpose. 

That’s why we're passionate about building a world-class team. Few things in life are as exciting and rewarding as working toward meaningful change alongside other like-minded people. 

Technologies we use

At Diet Doctor you will get to work with a lot of exciting new technologies. We rely heavily on the following tools and technologies - but applicants are not required to have prior experience of all of them.

  • Go is the primary language for writing services.
  • gRPC is our main RPC framework that connects services.
  • Kubernetes to schedule and run our workloads.
  • Honeycomb.io to instrument our services.
  • Google Cloud Platform and AWS - various cloud services.
  • Terraform.
  • MySQL, Postgres, PubSub, Dataflow
  • GraphQL.
  • Tech and tools you bring in.

You should apply if:

  • You've a product mindset, and care about end users and products they use.
  • You've more than five years of experience working in a backend role.
  • You're interested in distributed systems.
  • You've some experience with strongly-typed languages.
  • You're comfortable with cross-functional tasks i.e. infrastructure, automation, and operations.
  • You're used to defining technical proposals, architectural decisions and driving initiatives across Engineering and the wider company.
  • You've strong experience interacting with APIs, writing end-to-end tests, and considering performance and security when building web applications.

What's in it for you?

  • Meaningful work: The opportunity to build simple backend solutions to complex problems using new exciting technologies. Doing so will help us create world-class products that could dramatically improve the health of a billion people.
  • Meaningful relationships: Be part of a driven and kind culture filled with people who want to do good in the world. We try to optimize happiness by keeping track of employee satisfaction (Officevibe), using a minimalist workflow process (Kanban), minimizing meetings, and allowing for long uninterrupted blocks of work-time via our dedicated Engineering Focus Time™ slots.
  • Rapid growth: Big opportunities to take on challenging tasks and grow. We'll give you lots of responsibility but also the support you need to do great things and learn fast. We urge you to keep growing and the company will happily pay for courses or conferences you want to attend. 
  • Great compensation: We offer a market-level salary, overtime pay, office bonuses, and the opportunity to own a meaningful part of the company through our employee-stock-offering plan (no vesting period, and you're able to keep the shares as long as you want). In addition, we provide relocation & visa support, free courses & books, free dinner if working late, access to our company apartment in central Stockholm, great company trips (we've previously travelled to the Caribbean, France, and Spain for example), and more.

Apply now

Applications are reviewed continuously.

This is a full-time remote position within 0-2 hours of Stockholm (CET). You are of course welcome to work in our lovely offices at Vasagatan 40, in the heart of Stockholm. 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Diet Doctor HQ

Vasagatan 40
111 20 Stockholm Directions View page

What we do

We empower people with insights, technology and delicious food. Doing what we do requires a wide range of talents and skills in our team. From engineering amazing tools, to writing evidence-based guides or inspiring stories, to shooting beautiful videos, to creating fantastic recipes and more.

  • Technology

    We build tools and apps that make it simpler for people to start and sustain a healthy low-carb lifestyle. Our engineering team has massive challenges ahead, and it’s growing rapidly.

  • Food

    We create amazing low-carb recipes, meal plans and cooking videos. Our site offers more than 1000 free recipes, empowering people to eat delicious food while improving their health.

  • Insights

    We write guides and inspiring stories, that make low carb simple. For popular low-carb searches we’re often the first result on Google, a responsibility we take very seriously. We keep working hard to make sure our advice is effective, inspiring and solidly evidence-based.

  • Video

    We create low-carb related video courses, cooking shows, short documentaries, interview videos, high-quality presentations and more.​

Our rocketship

At Diet Doctor, you have the opportunity to join a rapidly growing startup that is already very profitable and successful.  

During the last five years, our company has on average more than doubled in size every year, with zero venture capital, while staying profitable. This makes our company unique. DietDoctor.com is now visited by half a million people per day, and we have more than 75,000 paying members, who rate us very highly.

But this is still just the early beginning, most of our challenges are still ahead of us. LEARN MORE

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