Lead WordPress Engineer

We are looking for an experienced and driven Lead WordPress Engineer to join and help us deliver on our vision – becoming the most trustworthy online health company in the world.

Are you someone who wants to make the world a better place, not content building yet another service people don't need? 

Our mission

Diet Doctor was founded by Andreas Eenfeldt (M.D.) with the long-term goal of empowering people everywhere to dramatically improve their health. More than one billion people suffer from health issues related to type 2 diabetes and obesity, for which they're often personally blamed and rarely given the support they deserve. We aim to change that.

We’re fully funded by our members, so we don't need to show any ads, sell any products, or take any industry money. This also means that we have zero external investors, and are instead owned by the 40+ people who work here – and we offer all employees the possibility to buy a stake in the company regularly.

What have we achieved so far?

  • About 5 million monthly visits, 65k paying members and 40+ full-time co-workers.
  • The by far largest keto and low-carb site in the world.
  • Profitability for years, self-funded, no VC investment - strong financial position.

What you'll do

  • You will lead our WordPress-related technical work, optimize WordPress as a CMS, and help us move parts of the current system to micro-services.
  • You will design and develop our WordPress stack, as part of the Site 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: Significant growth opportunities as a WordPress engineer and beyond if you're interested in becoming effective at other technologies and platforms - working on products that could dramatically improve the health of a billion people. 
  • Meaningful relationships: Be part of a massively driven, ambitious, 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: People at Diet Doctor love to 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: Market-level salary, overtime pay, and owning a meaningful part of the company through our employee stock offering (trust us: you have never heard of a better shares program).

Our tech stack

  • WordPress (PHP/MySQL).
  • Modern frontend with new development being based primarily on React.
  • GraphQL API.
  • Microservices built with Go & Kubernetes/Docker.
  • Deployed on Amazon’s AWS cloud.

Who you are

  • You are capable of leading the WordPress-related technical decisions and 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.

Technical qualities

  • Deep understanding of the full WordPress stack.
  • Having contributed to the core WordPress projects is a strong plus.
  • 5+ years PHP development experience.
  • Experience with responsive HTML5/CSS3 & JavaScript.
  • TDD or other testing methodologies – we love tests! :)
  • Previous contribution to open source software projects and the community is highly valued.
  • Bonus: React or similar frameworks, and an interest in UX/interaction design.

Apply now

This is a full-time position, working primarily from our beautiful and airy Swedish HQ here in Stockholm, at 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, finding a place to live and sponsor your visa.

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

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

Some of your colleagues

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’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 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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