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Senior Software Engineer, Platform (Python)

Company: Virta Health Corp
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 a Senior Platform engineer, you will be conceptualizing, building, and evangelizing architecture patterns and core libraries and services that enable scaling Virta's product and team. Join our awesome, close-knit team of passionate engineers bringing our cloud microservices architecture to massive scale to serve our growing patient population.

  • Write high quality, highly performant, maintainable code that sets an example for others to follow.
  • Partner with tech leads in our Foundations engineering group to identify cross-cutting technology requirements and develop architecture and common code.
  • Coordinate with product development teams to execute rollout/adoption of common libraries, services, and patterns.
  • Establish, observe, and evangelize best practices.

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

    • Deliver and support changes to library code used by product engineering teams, including dependency analysis and rollout coordination.
    • Measurably improve code normalization across one or more critical code concerns throughout the codebase.
    • Define one or more target architecture specifications for adoption by the Engineering team as a whole.


      • 7+ years server-side development experience, working with distributed systems.
      • Python excellence, including effective use of coding patterns and dependency management at scale.
      • Experience designing, building, and evolving microservices architecture.
      • Champion for quality in code, processes, and culture.
      • Effective collaboration with cross-organizational teams having various priorities/objectives.
      • You enjoy the challenge of building high performance, high quality, scalable, maintainable, and operable code.

        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.

Keywords: Virta Health Corp, Austin , Senior Software Engineer, Platform (Python), IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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