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Senior Engineering Manager, Platform

Virta Health San Francisco, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Virta is the first company with a research-backed treatment that can safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases, without the use of medications or surgery. The combined power of our innovations in nutritional biochemistry, novel healthcare technology,  and clinical expertise is producing a shift in how the world sees type 2 diabetes - from a chronic incurable condition to one that is reversible. Our mission - to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025. Check out our technical blog to find out how Virta is developing the next generation of healthcare technology:

We are looking for a senior engineering leader to be the founding member of our Platform Engineering team. In this role, you'll act as a player-coach, both executing on technical projects and hiring a team to build out your function. Your team will be responsible for standardizing and extending key product services across all technical teams, specifically the linkages between our consumer-facing patient app and our internal-facing clinical tools.


  • Design, architect, implement, and manage the core services that power Virta's products and enable our product engineering teams
  • Drive our technical council, including defining high impact tech initiatives that further the evolution of our core platform
  • Develop, execute, and iterate on a platform roadmap that serves the needs of our product engineering teams
  • Recruit, mentor, and retain a talented team of platform engineers
  • Build strong relationships through collaboration with team leads across product engineering, infrastructure, data science, and machine learning to level up our data access patterns and architecture
  • Drive projects from ideation to completion, including scoping, estimating and managing timelines, writing code, and ensuring quality execution
  • Evangelize technical KPIs to ensure placement on team roadmaps and ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of our systems

90 Day Plan

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

  • Define the charter for the platform team by learning the ins and outs of our existing systems and identifying gaps
  • Develop and being execution of the platform team's 2022 roadmap
  • Identify resourcing needs for the platform team, build a hiring plan, and initiate recruiting
  • Roll up your sleeves and get deep into all aspects of execution, including writing code, while your team is being built out


  • 4+ years of experience managing and providing technical leadership to engineering teams
  • Experience defining the role and scope of a platform team in a high growth environment
  • Deep expertise in building distributed systems with Python and/or Go
  • Experience creating, owning, and managing core services that are consumed by several applications and teams.
  • Able to provide technical guidance to teams on core service usage and drive adoption
  • Track record of partnering cross-functionally to build technical roadmaps and deliver quantifiable impact
  • Experience building & mentoring a diverse, inclusive engineering team, including recruiting, interviewing, and closing candidates

Bonus Points

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

Values-driven culture

Virta's company values drive our culture, so you'll do well if:

  • You put people first and take care of yourself, your peers, and our patients equally
  • You have a strong sense of ownership and take initiative while empowering others to do the same
  • You prioritize positive impact over busy work
  • You have no ego and understand that everyone has something to bring to the table regardless of experience
  • You appreciate transparency and promote trust and empowerment through open access of information
  • You are evidence-based and prioritize data and science over seniority or dogma
  • You take risks and 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 and privacy procedures to ensure our patients' information remains strictly confidential. Security and privacy training will be provided.

Virta Health


San Francisco, CA



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