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 4 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
Full-stack Engineer

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
  • Client side Javascript MVC frameworks
  • REST APIs (both designing them and using them)
  • MySQL
  • nginx
  • Working with Git

Nice to have:

  • Redis
  • Some PHP experience or background
  • Javascript test frameworks
  • 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
How To Apply: Send your CV and why you'd be perfect for the role to jobs+engineering@carthrottle.com or click the button below

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Front-end Engineer

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
How To Apply: Send your CV and why you'd be perfect for the role to jobs+frontend@carthrottle.com

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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
How To Apply: Send your CV and why you'd be perfect for the role to jobs+ios@carthrottle.com

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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
How To Apply: Send your CV and why you'd be perfect for the role to jobs+android@carthrottle.com

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Sales
Head of Sales

We're looking for an experienced media sales executive to work closely with the CEO in developing the company's ad products and revenue streams. As our first full-time sales employee, you'll be helping to grow our revenue team and will also work closely with agencies to sell and support our native advertising products.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have at least 3 years of digital sales experience
  • Have an understanding of and experience in selling native campaigns to the automotive community
  • Have a deep network of advertiser relationships
  • Have the ability to understand complex technology and convey it in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Have experience working in a fast-growing startup company
  • Love cars, digital media, or both

Nice to have:

  • Strong entrepreneurial drive and thirst for consistent monthly growth
  • Experience prospecting for new clients, pitching new business and managing accounts
  • Passion for innovative advertising products and an industry vision
  • Deep car knowledge; know what's JDM and what's not!

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK
How To Apply: Send your CV and why you'd be perfect for the role to jobs+sales@carthrottle.com

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Marketing
Community Manager

We're looking for a motivated and hardcore petrolhead to manage our growing community, represent the brand on social media and research new opportunities for the platform. You'll be working with our Marketing and Editorial teams in brainstorming new ideas and executing them in spectacular fashion, while monitoring and nurturing our community.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong knowledge of the automotive industry and cars in general
  • Demonstrate an ability to gain viral traction on social media
  • Be eager to learn and take on responsibility
  • Make stuff people like to share
  • Be able to write clearly and concisely
  • Love collaborating with a passionate team
  • Put our community and its members first on a day-to-day basis

Essential:

  • Experience using the world's largest social networks and their analytics products
  • Deep car knowledge and an enthusiasm for the automotive industry
  • A great sense of humour
  • The ability to take fantastic photos on phone or digital SLR
  • Excellent researching skills for videos and a keen eye for detail

Nice to have:

  • Experience using Google Analytics or GoSquared
  • Some HTML & CSS knowledge or coding ability
  • Video editing skills using programs like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience getting stories into online and local press

Type: Full Time
Location: London, UK (this is an office-based role only)
How To Apply: Send your CV and why you'd be perfect for the role to jobs+social@carthrottle.com

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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.
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