Work at Car Throttle

Want to change the media industry alongside a team who love karting and coding in equal measure?
Say hello to your new career.

Come and work in one of the most exciting environments this side of media & tech

Car Throttle started life as a blog for young auto enthusiasts and has since grown into one of the largest community platforms on the internet, with 5 million users per month in 200 countries. But we're not finished yet. We're building a next-generation media platform with the backing of the minds and investors behind Facebook, Skype and AOL.

Want to be a part of a brilliant team working on a product that matters? Join us!
  • Think Big

    We don't want to just create the biggest car site in the world, we want to build the best media platform on the internet.

  • Have a Voice

    We know the best people have the best ideas. Have your say and watch millions of users interact with your product.

  • Learn

    Work alongside bright, driven, talented individuals to unlock your true potential, and help us solve big problems.

  • Fast Moving

    We don't measure progress in months. We measure progress in minutes. Daily iterations are the norm here.

  • UX Focus

    Everything we create is for our users. That's why we spend time crafting the best user experiences on the devices they want to use.

  • Benefits

    Competitive salaries, stock options, top-of-the-line equipment, fresh coffee and regular fun outings are just some of Team CT's benefits.

Current Openings

Product
Node.js Developer

We are looking for a developer with excellent server-side Javascript knowledge.

As a core engineer in a small but growing team, you'll be working on our new backend platform, built with Node. You'll be architecting new solutions that scale for our rapidly growing product, from database-level to designing new APIs.

This is a role for someone who's excited to join a very early-stage team, who loves a challenge and who is passionate about building meaningful products. You'll love using modern approaches and be responsible for implementing new technologies.

Skills:

  • Node.js + express
  • REST APIs (both designing them and using them)
  • MySQL
  • nginx
  • Working with Git

Nice to have:

  • Redis
  • AWS
  • Linux sysadmin and/or devops knowledge
  • A degree in computer science or similar is a plus

Have a look at some of the technologies and services we use on Stackshare.io

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK
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Full-stack Javascript Developer

We are looking for a full-stack developer with excellent Javascript skills in the browser and on the server.

As a core engineer in a small but growing team, you'll be working at all levels of the stack from optimizing infrastructure and architecting server-side APIs to building the web app front-end.

This is a role for someone who's excited to join a very early-stage team, who loves a challenge and who is passionate about building meaningful products. You'll love using modern approaches and be responsible for implementing new technologies.

Skills:

  • Node.js
  • jQuery
  • Experience with one or more client MVC frameworks
  • REST APIs (both designing them and using them)
  • MySQL
  • nginx
  • Working with Git

Nice to have:

  • Redis
  • AWS
  • Linux sysadmin and/or devops knowledge
  • A degree in computer science or similar is a plus

Have a look at some of the technologies and services we use on Stackshare.io

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK
Apply now

Front-end Developer

We're looking for a front-end engineer to join our product team and help build out our platform as we improve the product and re-architect for scale. You will be the bridge between design and engineering, responsible for making sure the front-end application is as beautiful and as performant as possible.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Get involved with the product from wireframes, UI mockups and prototyping to device testing and final implementation
  • Be eager to learn and take on responsibility
  • Have experience writing well-architected HTML, CSS and Javascript on a medium-large scale website
  • Be able to push the boundaries with new web technologies and have excellent understanding of web application performance in the browser
  • Comfortable with front-end build tools and workflow such as CSS preprocessors and Git
  • Have good knowledge of Javascript on the client-side with and without jQuery
  • Have excellent attention to detail and appreciation for UX and design
  • Love collaborating with a passionate team
  • Think mobile-first… always!

Nice to have:

  • Client side Javascript frameworks (e.g. Angular/Backbone/React...)
  • Some Node.js and/or PHP experience
  • A degree in computer science or similar is a plus.

Have a look at some of the technologies and services we use on Stackshare.io

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK
Apply now

iOS Developer

We're looking for an experienced iOS developer to work alongside our small but talented team of designers and developers to create a new mobile app. You’ll help us build and launch the first official Car Throttle application to millions of app-hungry users, and will continue to iterate the product as we continue to think mobile first.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Outstanding engineering talent proven by great work, interesting hobby projects or open source contributions
  • At least 2 years of experience in software development with a strong command of object oriented principles
  • At least 2 years of experience in iOS development using Objective C or, ideally, Swift
  • An insatiable hunger for metrics, measuring and understanding what our millions of users want
  • Fluency in writing both self-documented and well-documented code, explaining methods in good English.
  • Self-motivated, but can excel in a team-based environment

Nice to have:

  • An app in the App Store you're particularly proud of
  • A keen eye for design and best UX practices
  • A GitHub profile you'd like us to check out, or an active portfolio. Of course it looks as good on the tablet as it does on mobile and desktop
  • Experience in Swift development.
  • A degree in computer science

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK
Apply now

Android Developer

We're looking for an experienced Android developer to work alongside our small but talented team of designers and developers to create a new mobile app. You’ll help us build and launch the first official Car Throttle application to millions of app-hungry users, and will continue to iterate the product as we continue to think mobile first.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Outstanding engineering talent proven by great work, interesting hobby projects or open source contributions
  • At least 2 years of experience in software development with a strong command of object oriented principles
  • Knowledge of of full Android Java/SDK stack including latest features, guidelines and upcoming challenges
  • An insatiable hunger for metrics, measuring and understanding what our millions of users want
  • Good understanding of Android app architecture and use of design patterns
  • Self-motivated, but can excel in a team-based environment

Nice to have:

  • An app in the Google Play Store you're particularly proud of
  • A keen eye for design and best UX practices
  • A GitHub profile you'd like us to check out, or an active portfolio. Of course it looks as good on the tablet as it does on mobile and desktop
  • A degree in computer science

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK
Apply now

Meet Some Of Us

  • James Southorn, UX

    I'm the man who loves colour here at CT. When I'm not knee deep in Photoshop, I'm buying outrageously colourful clothes and playing Destiny in my PJs.
  • Alex Kersten, Editor

    Outside of shooting vids, editing and being harassed for my height, I spend my time driving cool cars, going to the gym and spending imaginary money on my future track car.
  • Darren Cassey, Staff Writer

    When I'm not writing about the latest cars I've been driving, I'm usually honing my sim racing skills at home or taking press cars for a blast in the local countryside.