Wordpress Engineer

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've been profitable for years, 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 80,000+ 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. 

The challenge

For Diet Doctor to take the next step on its journey, you will help us build and maintain our WordPress CMS instances. You will help us develop features in PHP in a scalable and efficient manner. You will work on making our WordPress site look great by working on HTML, Javascript, CSS and other front end components.

You will work with other developers (frontend and backend) and help us evolve our tech stack.

What you'll do

You will be a part of our WordPress-related technical work to improve and optimize WordPress as a CMS.

  • You will help design and develop our WordPress stack, as part of the Engineering Team.
  • You will help build our infrastructure to be faster, more stable, and more modern.
  • You will help design and make the site beautiful and simple to use.
  • You will contribute to building our team’s knowledge of different technologies, best practices, and testing methodologies.
  • You will support our primary mission – delivering meaningful content and services to our users, to help them improve their health.

What's in it for you?

  • Meaningful work: The opportunity to grow within a health-tech scale-up. 
  • Meaningful relationships: Be part of a driven, ambitious, yet kind culture filled with people who want to do good in the world. We try to optimize our teams' happiness by keeping track of employee satisfaction (Officevibe), using a minimalist workflow process (Trello), minimizing meetings, and allowing for long uninterrupted blocks of work time.
  • Rapid growth:  We'll give you opportunities to make impactful decisions, while also providing the support you need to do great things and learn fast. We encourage growth and the company will cover the cost of courses or conferences you want to attend. 
  • Great compensation: We offer a competitive 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). Additionally, we provide relocation and visa support, free courses and books, free dinner if working late, and access to our company apartment in central Stockholm.

Who you are

  • You are capable of discussing and guiding WordPress-related technical decisions and engineering work.
  • You have a great understanding of how WordPress is used as a CMS to deliver valuable content to users.
  • You have a passion for creating beautiful code, with a focus on readability and maintainability.
  • You are a systems thinker that can see a solution as part of a larger whole.
  • You have a lot of experience working as part of a fast-moving team, delivering quality code on time.
  • You are a self-going and pragmatic doer who enjoys taking responsibility.
  • Finally, you are someone who wants to contribute to truly make the world a better place.

Our tech stack

  • WordPress (PHP/JS/MySQL).
  • New interactive frontend features developed primarily using React.
  • GraphQL API.
  • Backend microservices built with Go & Kubernetes/Docker.
  • App built with React Native.
  • Deployed on GCP and AWS.

Technical qualities

  • Understanding of the full WordPress stack, including the performance aspects of a high traffic site.
  • Having contributed to the core WordPress and other open source projects is a strong plus.
  • 3+ years PHP development experience.
  • Experience with responsive HTML5/CSS3 & JavaScript.
  • Bonus: React or similar frameworks, and an interest in UX/interaction design.

Apply now

Applications will be continuously reviewed. 

This is a full-time position, working primarily from our beautiful and airy headquarters in Stockholm, at Vasagatan 40, just opposite the Central Station. (Please note: due to COVID, most of us currently work from home. If you have antibodies and feel comfortable, please work from the office. Some of us do.)

Do you currently live somewhere else but speak excellent English? For exceptional candidates, we'll help with your move and sponsor your visa.

Timing not perfect? Please reach out anyway – we’ll wait for the right person.

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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