CTO

We are looking for a smart, driven, and technical CTO to lead our engineering team 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

Our engineering team is headed by an excellent software engineer who manages the team and builds a significant part of our software. As the team is growing fast it’s no longer possible to do both of these things. 

To ensure we build the right team and tech platform, we are looking for someone who can spend 100% of their time on building a world-class tech team, meaning:

  • Lead and grow our 10-people, fast-growing, engineering team that is packed with smart, passionate, and focused senior engineers. This includes managing the big-picture tech-plan, set team goals, design and effectively implement processes that help the engineering team work efficiently, do 1-1s, run meetings  - all together with the engineering team).
  • Lead tech recruiting. This includes identifying the roles we need, work with recruiters and the team to attract and find great candidates, sell the company, design and implement candidate-evaluation process etc.
  • Manage key technical projects. This includes ensuring all technical work is planned and followed up on in a simple yet structured manner.

What's in it for you?

  • Meaningful work: The opportunity to lead engineering at Diet Doctor - creating world-class 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: 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: Market-level salary, overtime pay, office bonus, and owning a meaningful part of the company through our employee stock offering (you've not heard of a better stock program ever).

Who you are

  • A track record of building and managing great engineering teams in a startup environment. This can be as a CTO, VP of engineering, engineering manager, or similar.
  • Smart, driven, and hard working. 
  • Experience building and shipping products using modern cloud technologies.
  • Strong experience with agile approaches to engineering. 
  • Strong technical understanding with significant experience as a software engineer.
  • Practical and humble. You identify what needs to be done and do it - you're not too big for any task.
  • Belief in the importance of our values: trustworthiness, simplicity, inspiration and goodness.
  • Strong desire to do something meaningful.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and unstructured environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

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!

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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