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Senior Backend Engineer

We are looking for experienced​ & driven senior backend engineers to join us and help deliver on our vision – being 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 coding 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 in 2019 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.

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 10 people it also implies that you will be given a lot of responsibility – and have an equally strong voice in both what we do and how we do it.

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to put your best ideas into action for how we should develop our stack and microservices architecture going forward.
  • The opportunity to get into the company early on, helping us evolve our products and services ecosystem at a moment when the company is growing very fast (> 150% year over year) but still is small enough for you to make a deep personal impact.
  • 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 at a global scale and with meaningful impact on people's lives.

Our reach

  • The largest low-carb site in the world.
  • 500k daily visits, more than doubling our traffic year over year.
  • Global presence (English, Spanish, Swedish, and more coming).
  • Top Google ranking for our segment.
  • New iOS app (released in January 2019).

Our tech stack

  • Microservices built mainly in Go & run on Kubernetes/Docker
  • GraphQL API for external clients (including our iOS app)
  • CMS based on WordPress (PHP/MySQL)
  • Deployed on Amazon's AWS cloud

Who you are

  • 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.

What you'll do

  • You will develop and deploy backend cloud services and tools to support our current and future products.
  • You will help maintain and increase the reliability and scalability of our backend infrastructure, and assist in its architecture.
  • You will contribute to building our team’s knowledge of different technologies, best practices, and testing methodologies.
  • You will help expand and sharpen our test suite, and CI & deployment tooling, to increase our velocity while safely bringing new and production-ready features to market.
  • You will support our primary mission – delivering meaningful content and services to our users, to help them improve their health.

Technical qualities

  • Deep knowledge and experience building scalable backend services for the cloud
  • 5+ years of Go development experience
  • Some experience in frontend development and/or WordPress is a big plus.
  • Having worked with TDD or similar testing methodologies is highly valued – we love tests! :)
  • Previous contribution to open source software projects and the community is highly valued.

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.

Apply now

Applications will be processed as soon as we receive them. Please include the following to make the interview process as fast and smooth as possible:

  • Short personal letter about why you’re right for this job, and why you would like to work at Diet Doctor (please keep it at a single page).
  • Links to projects you have been involved with (please describe your individual involvement).
  • Salary range suggestion.
  • Bonus: Relevant code samples that we can discuss during the first interviews (not mandatory but will definitely move you ahead in the queue).

We look forward to your application!

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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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