Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure

San Francisco / Denver

Virta is the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type-2 diabetes 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: reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.

As an infrastructure software engineer at Virta, you will be building the foundation that will help our company move as fast as possible while meeting security and compliance requirements. Key projects for the quarter include:

  • Redefining our GCP-based microservices around best-in-class infrastructure technologies: Terraform, Google Kubernetes Engine, and Istio
  • Enhancing system observability, reliability, and efficiency using off-the-shelf technology (OpenCensus, Stackdriver) combined with internal tools developed in Python and Go
  • Migration of our key core services to GCP-managed equivalents, such as moving our clinical data from PostgreSQL to Cloud Healthcare API

We are in the midst of re-defining what our infrastructure should be for our next stage of growth. Joining Virta would make you one of the key people defining and driving the future vision of what development should be.


  • Ship infrastructure and backend services at a high velocity, while maintaining high quality, well-structured code
  • Define, build, and deploy the infrastructure systems that will help Virta evolve to support our next stage of growth
  • Architect infrastructure that can handle security and compliance requirements at scale
  • Support product teams in enhancing the scalability, reliability, and observability of our systems
  • Coach and mentor peers to become great developers and recommend best practices and tools

90 Day Plan

  • Design, build and ship new infrastructure and work across engineering teams to adopt new infrastructure in Google Cloud Platform
  • Teach and inspire other engineering team members through knowledge sharing, pair programming, and giving feedback during code reviews
  • Propose and implement one or more process improvements to make our engineering team even better


  • 5+ years of experience shipping backend and infrastructure code in high quality production environments
  • Experience designing and implementing systems that have scaled to support large numbers of users
  • Experience with building service-oriented, service-based or microservice architectures
  • Embraces craftsmanship. Experience setting and following best practices
  • Growth mindset

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

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