We’re hiring a CTO at The Lowdown

Reviewed: June 9, 2021
The Lowdown is looking for a CTO to take full ownership of our tech stack and engineering roadmap. Applications close Friday 6th August.

We are the UK’s leading platform for contraceptive reviews. We are backed by the prestigious Entrepreneur First accelerator, and since launching last year we have created the world’s largest user-generated dataset on every method and brand of contraception. 

80,000 people visit us organically every month, and we’re growing fast. We are on a mission to find, connect and help as many people with their contraception as possible. Learn more about us and our CEO Alice’s story here.


What you will do 🙋

  • Build, plan and test all of the technology and integrations behind our website, data, paid services and community features
  • Manage our lead developer and recruit and retain world class tech talent that will help The Lowdown grow and scale to other markets
  • Work directly with our CEO and medical team to refine, build and test new features
  • Get real-time customer feedback from our incredibly passionate community and beta testing groups.
  • Continue to optimise the site for SEO


What we’re looking for 🔎

  • At least 2 years’ commercial experience of ReactJS and Node.js
  • Good understanding of the TypeScript and Next.js
  • Writing Javascript/ES6 applications
  • Experience in writing unit tests
  • Experience using Relational Databases
  • Experience using and managing AWS instances
  • Experience developing microservices
  • Great attention to detail with a keen eye for design
  • You’re  passionate about The Lowdown – and love what we stand for! ❤️


What we offer 💰

  • Sole responsibility for our code base – you will have full autonomy
  • Equity, if things work out
  • The chance to work on building a mission driven B2C product that is already helping thousands of people every day
  • Remote working 
  • Flexible hours
  • Experienced Founder and Entrepreneur First advisors with lots of opportunities to learn


Where you’ll be based 📍

We’re fairly flexible – but ideally we can build a team that is able to come into a London based office 2-3 days a week at some point in the near future. We find it much easier to build a culture and get things done this way!


How to apply 👋

Please email your CV to joinus@theldown.com.

Applications close Friday 6th August


Interview process 🚦

  1. We’ll review your CV and application
  2. If we like it, you’ll have a quick phone call with our Founder Alice
  3. Then a technical interview with our current tech lead Marija
  4. Before a final interview with one of our investors

This guide was brought to you by The Lowdown. We are the world’s first contraception review platform, providing real-life experiences from thousands of reviews collected from our community of men and women.

Why not leave us a review of your contraceptive experience? Whether you’ve got good things to say about the Mirena coil or had trouble with implant removal, we want to hear about it! Tell us about your experience and help people around the world find the right method for them.