Senior Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure

New York, NY

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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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.

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


  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand data needs 
  • Design streaming data pipelines and 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 and 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 and 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 and Kubernetes

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.

Job tags: Apache Docker Kubernetes Python Spark SQL Streaming
Job region(s): North America
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