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Virta Health // online specialty clinic for type 2 diabetes
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2021
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Virta is the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely & sustainably reverse type-2 diabetes 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: reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.

As an Engineering Manager at Virta, you will be leading a team of software engineers & partnering with product & business stakeholders to build, improve & scale Virtas applications, tools, & workflows.

You will have an opportunity to focus & influence direction across all levels of our product to meet the rapidly changing needs of a growing company. You will also have the opportunity to take ownership of existing & new product areas that are central to the success of both our patients & mission.


  • Collaborate with product & cross-functional stakeholders to build, execute & evolve an impact-focused roadmap
  • Manage, support, & mentor engineers
  • Implement practices for team engagement, productivity, & performance
  • Define roles; recruit, interview, & hire engineers
  • Scope projects, set timelines, & motivate teams to execute 
  • Bring the voice of engineering to team roadmaps; advocate for tech debt, scalable designs, & other technical KPIs to ensure ongoing performance & reliability of systems
  • Collaborate with other managers to define technology & hiring strategy

90 Day Plan

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

  • Obtain a full understanding of Virtas products, applications, & product development team structures
  • Learn the ins & outs of our codebase & make contributions to Virtas systems
  • Get to know your team, understand their strengths, growth areas, career development goals, & build a hiring plan to ensure continued execution on your teams roadmap
  • Work with your team & cross-functional partners (product, design, operations, commercial) to re-evaluate your teams 2021 roadmap/scope & either bless or republish based on your new perspective
  • Establish strong working relationships with your peers across Virtas engineering teams to understand & support their requirements
  • Become a strong advocate for technical investments in your teams roadmap, & join other leaders in championing technical excellence across product development


  • 5+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years of experience managing or providing technical leadership to engineering teams
  • Experience building a diverse, inclusive engineering team, including recruiting, interviewing, & closing candidates
  • Experience mentoring engineers, building career development plans, & managing performance to maintain a high-functioning team
  • Expertise in web development & distributed systems. Able to provide technical guidance to teams
  • Track record of partnering cross-functionally with product, design, & other stakeholders to build roadmaps & deliver quantifiable impact

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in a regulated environment (HIPAA preferred; SOX, PCI also good)
  • Experience managing or working on distributed teams
  • A strong network

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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