Lead Engineer (Platform)

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During the holidays we will take some well deserved time off and return with more energy than ever in January. So, please send your application now and we'll get back to you when we're back in the second week of January. 

We are improving lives through better eating, and we are doing this through software that is highly personalized for our user's needs. By tapping into mobile sensor technology and combining it with a passion for design and applied psychology, we create delightful user experience to help people reach their goals. 

Including more than 20 nationalities, we enjoy a vibrant mix of cultures, world views, and working styles, and it's these different perspectives that make sure we're solving the right problems. With over 30 million users worldwide, we need to grow our amazing teams with more brilliant people to keep up with the demand. 

Lifesum is growing, and the engineering team is no exception, which is why we're looking for a Platform Lead to take the lead in a multitude of complex, technical projects. Are you looking for a place where you can make an impact in your daily work? Does Python make your heart beat faster? Then this is the position for you. 

Responsibilities and what you will do 

The Platform team at Lifesum is small but talented, and we're looking for a lead engineer to join the team and bring our product to new heights.

As the team's lead, about ~40% of your time will be spent cross-functionally, alongside area leads:

  • Performing first-round scoping and estimating of the platform component of new projects
  • Planing and sequencing the platform team's activities into sprints

The other ~60% of your time will be spent contributing, alongside team members:

  • Identifying areas of improvement and work to improve them
  • Actively shipping enhancements and features to our codebase
  • Working proactively on our architecture to enable future growth 
  • Coaching, mentoring and knowledge sharing around best practices

Are you the one we're looking for?  

To be successful in this position, we think that you have: 

  • Worked for 10+ years in environments serving tens of millions of requests per day
  • Formally led technical projects from start to release
  • Transformed legacy codebases over time
  • 5+ years of development experience in Python 
  • Knowledge about Python microservices and containerized infrastructure
  • Worked with the core AWS offering

Python will be your best friend in this position, but we would love it if you have worked with other languages as well. Since the team is small, you will have great opportunities to make a significant impact in your work, so we believe that a proactive attitude and a will to "pick up the ball and run with it" will ensure your success here at Lifesum. 

Of course, we would be even happier if you have an interest in either health & fitness or food, but if you would rather chill on the sofa and watch Game of Thrones, you are equally welcome at Lifesum!

What is Lifesum? 

Here at Lifesum, action speaks louder than words, and it's our passion that brings us all together to a force to be reckoned with! We support each other and trust that everyone is a master of their field and that you will suggest, champion, and lead when you join us. 

If you think this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you and get to know you. Send us your resume right away, and please tell us why you are interested in this particular position and why Lifesum is the place you want to be your next workplace. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

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


Valhallavägen 117H
115 31 Stockholm Directions contact@lifesum.com

Do you want to join our mission?

Our Lifesum family comes from all parts of the globe and we’ve come together in Stockholm and Los Angeles. We’re more than 20 nationalities that are working together with a joint mission to make an impact in people’s lives by making it easier to live a healthier life!

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