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Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health startup that offers its users a flexible platform to support and encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Having already achieved over 14 million downloads across the world, the Lifesum app is available on Android and iOS, and can be tailored by individual users and adapted to specific goals and aims, offering personal guidance based on personal data. Lifesum wants to make people healthier and happier by helping users to forge good habits on their journey towards a better lifestyle, as well as an improved overall quality of life.

We’re looking for product-aware platform engineers that are creative builders. The platform team works on making highly scalable solutions. We get feedback from analytics and monitoring tools and refine and perfect our solution at each iteration. We're passionate about developing scalable, well-designed software that enhances people’s lives globally. Join our world-class team and help build the future of Lifesum!

Tech-wise, our server code is written in Python (Django and Falcon) and you will be exposed to distributed computing (scalable stack, queue-driven distributed processing), cloud hosting (Amazon), database optimization (MySQL, Redis, MongoDB), microservices, search solutions (Sphinx, ElasticSearch), test driven development, load testing, etc.

This role is a good fit for analytical and creative software engineers that love teamwork. We work closely in full stack tech teams and follow the motto “teamwork is better work”.


Write well tested, well documented code (self-documented code is even better!)
Be part of a full stack product team taking features from the idea stage to scalable production deployments


Passion. You love distributed systems and solving our users’ problems in a smart and scalable way
Backend development experience
You have experience working in Python or a similar language
You are a team worker with excellent communication skills
Fluent (written and verbal) in English
You want to grow and learn from others, and you also want to teach and help others grow
It’s a plus if you have a passion for health and fitness

As a person you continuously challenge yourself to find new ways of developing our platform. You have a burning desire to improve and you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get the work done.

If you think this sounds exciting, we'd love to hear from you. Send us your resume right away and please tell us why you are interested in this particular position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Detta är en jobbannons med titeln "Platform Engineer (backend, python)" hos företaget Lifesum och publicerades på webbjobb.io den 1 August 2016 klockan 14:21.

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