Backend Engineer

We are looking for two smart and driven backend engineers 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 going to work 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, 68k 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.

Technologies we use

At Diet Doctor you will get to work with a lot of exciting new technologies. We rely heavily on the following tools and technologies - but applicants are not required to have prior experience of all of them.

  • Go is the primary language for writing services.
  • gRPC is our main RPC framework that connects services.
  • Kubernetes to schedule and run our workloads.
  • Honeycomb.io to instrument our services.
  • Google Cloud Platform and AWS - various cloud services.
  • Terraform.
  • MySQL, Postgres, PubSub.
  • GraphQL.
  • Tech and tools you bring in.

You should apply if you:

  • Have a product mindset, care about end users and products they use.
  • Have more than five years of experience working in a backend role.
  • Are interested in distributed systems.
  • Have some experience with strongly-typed languages.
  • Are comfortable with cross-functional tasks i.e. infrastructure, automation, and operations.
  • Are used to defining technical proposals, architectural decisions and driving initiatives across Engineering and the wider company.
  • Have strong experience interacting with APIs, writing end-to-end tests, and consider performance and security when building web applications.

What's in it for you?

  • Meaningful work: The opportunity to build simple backend solutions to complex problems using new exciting technologies. Doing so will help us create world-class products that could dramatically improve the health of a billion people.
  • Meaningful relationships: Be part of a driven 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).

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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