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Lead Frontend Engineer

We are looking for a product-focused​ & driven lead frontend engineer with design vision to join us and help deliver on our vision – becoming the most trustworthy online health company in the world.

Are you someone who likes to help make the world a better place, and not content going to work designing yet another service that people don't really need? 

Our journey

Diet Doctor was founded in 2007 by Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, who was inspired to help people eat better and live a healthier life. Beginning as a simple blog, we are now the global leader in our niche, with more than 30 full time co-workers around the world. Most of us work from our central Stockholm office.

What you may be surprised to know is that Diet Doctor is fully self-funded, and we have never taken VC money – pretty unique for a fast-growing startup that is more than doubling in size every year. This makes us fully in control of our own destiny, and not beholden to outside influence. Apart from competitive salaries and benefits, this allows us to offer all employees to buy a stake in the company regularly.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to put your best design ideas and coding skills forward, and refine the way our products and services work, look, and feel to our customers.
  • The opportunity to get in the company early on, taking charge of the frontend team and also help growing it, and helping evolve and refine our products and services – at a time when the company is in on a very fast growth-trajectory but still small enough for you to make a deep personal impact.
  • A culture where we try our best to minimise meetings, and allow for long non-interrupted blocks of work-time through our dedicated Engineering Focus Time slots that are spread throughout the week.
  • Shape your own role as we grow together and our needs evolve.
  • Own a meaningful part of the company that you put your best work into, through our direct shares offering to employees that occur on a regular basis.
  • Many interesting problems to solve, and future products & services to be designed and built – all on a global scale and with meaningful impact on people’s lives.

What you’ll do

  • You will lead the Site team and help build it with more great engineers, be in charge of the frontend architecture, and help decide the roadmap for how we improve our platform going forward.
  • You will be an integral part in the user research, prototyping, and UX design phases for our products and services, collaborating closely with the product & design team.
  • You will build and deploy modern, maintainable, robust, and scalable web apps to the cloud.
  • You will support our primary mission – delivering valuable content and services to our members to help them improve their health.

Our reach

  • The largest low-carb site in the world.
  • More than 500.000 daily visits, doubling our traffic year over year.
  • 60000+ paying members (our only source of revenue).
  • Top Google ranking for our segment.
  • Global presence (English, Spanish, Swedish and more coming).
  • iOS app (released in January 2019); Android app coming soon.

Our tech stack

  • Modern frontend with new development being based primarily on React.
  • Brand new microservices platform written mainly in Go & run with Kubernetes/Docker.
  • GraphQL API for external clients (including our iOS app).
  • Deployed on Amazon’s AWS cloud.

Who you are

  • You have an experienced eye and a strong intuitive sense of what constitutes great and usable design, with a laser focus on making things as simple as possible to use, but also lively and beautiful to behold.
  • You have a passion for leading a team and managing projects, and inspire your team members to get things done – on deadline and with the level of production quality required for the trustworthiness and global scalability our users expect.
  • You have a passion for crafting beautiful code, with a focus on readability and maintainability.
  • You have the ability to attract other great engineers to help build the team.
  • You think holistically, being able to move from the big picture visionary level down to the details, both when designing and while implementing.
  • 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.

Technical qualities

  • Deep knowledge and experience with designing, prototyping and coding modern, accessible, scalable and simple user interfaces.
  • Deep knowledge & experience with frontend technologies like responsive HTML/CSS & JavaScript.
  • Experience with React or similar modern frameworks.
  • Experience with collaborative UX/interaction design & visualisation tools (like Figma, InVision, etc).
  • It's great if you have worked with TDD or similar testing methodologies – we love tests!
  • Previous contribution to open source software projects and the community is highly valued.

The team

The Engineering team that you will join is small but growing steadily. We are taking our time to find the right people, and since we're still less than a handful people it also implies that you'll be given lots of responsibility – and have an equally strong voice in both what we do and how we do it.

The position

We strive to build our Engineering team with dedicated full-time employees, so we are currently not looking for freelancers or consultants.

You will be working primarily from our beautiful and airy Swedish HQ here in Stockholm (Vasagatan 40, just opposite the central station). Do you currently live somewhere else but speak excellent English? For exceptional candidates we will help with your move here, and also finding a place to live.

Timing not perfect? Reach out anyway – we’ll wait for the right person :)

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Diet Doctor HQ

Vasagatan 40
111 20 Stockholm Directions

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 700 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’ve 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 65,000 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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