Virta is the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. Our innovations in nutritional biochemistry, data science and 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.

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

You will have an opportunity to focus and 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 and new product areas that are central to the success of both our patients and mission.

Check out our technical blog to find out how Virta is developing the next generation of healthcare technology: https://www.virtahealth.com/health-tech

Responsibilities

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

90 Day Plan

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

  • Gather a complete understanding of Virta’s products, applications, and product development team structures
  • Learn the ins and outs of our codebase and make contributions to Virta’s systems
  • Get to know your team, understand their strengths, growth areas, career development goals, and build a hiring plan to ensure continued execution on your team’s roadmap
  • Work with your team and cross-functional partners (product, design, operations, commercial) to re-evaluate your team’s 2021 and 2022 roadmap/scope and either bless or republish based on your new perspective
  • Establish strong working relationships with your peers across Virta’s engineering teams to understand and support their requirements
  • Become a strong advocate for technical investments in your team’s roadmap, and join other leaders in championing technical excellence across product development

Must-Haves

  • 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, and closing candidates
  • Experience mentoring engineers, building career development plans, and managing performance to maintain a high-functioning team
  • Expertise in web development and distributed systems. Able to provide technical guidance to teams
  • Track record of partnering cross-functionally with product, design, and other stakeholders to build roadmaps and deliver quantifiable impact

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.

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