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Virta Health // online specialty clinic for type 2 diabetes
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2021
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Virta is the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely & sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes & other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. Our innovations in nutritional biochemistry, data science & digital tools combined with our clinical expertise are shifting the diabetes treatment paradigm from management to reversal. Our mission - to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.

Virta is in a phase of rapid growth, & as a member of the Data Infrastructure team, you will be among peers who are passionate about data scalability, traceability & seek to find solutions to bring a balance between rapid iteration & security compliance in the healthcare care industry.


  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand data needs 
  • Design streaming data pipelines & ensure data flows in near-real time
  • Automate systems to ensure valid data models are preserved throughout the system
  • Improve MLOps workflow that enables machine learning applications at scale
  • Willing to quickly learn technologies & adopt best practices in all areas

90 Day Plan

Within your first 90 days at Virta, we expect you will do the following:

  • Design new data pipelines to move critical healthcare data following ELT design principle
  • Work with data scientists to improve various data models
  • Pair with machine learning engineers to improve model training & release process


  • 4+ years of experience in data infrastructure software engineering or similar roles
  • Highly skilled in Python software development
  • Versed in leveraging SQL at scale
  • Familiarity with BigQuery or other data warehouses
  • Familiarity with stream based data pipeline architecture using Apache Spark/Beam or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with Docker & Kubernetes

Values-driven culture

Virtas company values drive our culture, so youll do well if:

  • You put people first & take care of yourself, your peers, & our patients equally
  • You have a strong sense of ownership & take initiative while empowering others to do the same
  • You prioritize positive impact over busy work
  • You have no ego & understand that everyone has something to bring to the table regardless of experience
  • You appreciate transparency & promote trust & empowerment through open access of information
  • You are evidence-based & prioritize data & science over seniority or dogma
  • You take risks & rapidly iterate

As part of your duties at Virta, you may come in contact with sensitive patient information that is governed by HIPAA. Throughout your career at Virta, you will be expected to follow Virta's security & privacy procedures to ensure our patients' information remains strictly confidential. Security & privacy training will be provided.

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