Virta is the first and only 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 - to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.
Virta is different from other healthcare technology companies in that we have a uniquely cross-functional composition of engineering, research, and clinical teams. There are plenty of telehealth services, insurance providers, and electronic medical records companies in the health tech ecosystem, but at Virta we are not building tools to facilitate video chat between patients and their providers and we are not building tools for use in clinics. We are developing a brand new care model in which patients receive physician-grade medical care 24/7.
How can a physician effectively manage hundreds or thousands of patients? How can we automate protocols, patient issue detection, and biomarker management? How can we keep patients safe at scale? There aren’t any answers out there because these problems have yet to be solved. We are breaking new ground at Virta, and this is just a taste of what you will work on if you join.
We want to create a sustainable, fulfilling, fair, and cultivating environment for all, which is why we have a leveling system that provides standardized paths containing well-defined, achievable milestones to guide and motivate engineers to take their careers to the next level. Semi-annual performance reviews provide ample opportunities for engineers to advance.
With this framework as a foundation, engineers are encouraged to proactively take ownership over their own career development. We aim to empower our engineers to take on as much responsibility as they are willing to handle, in order to maximize impact and growth. In fact, many of our engineering leaders began their tenure as individual contributors and, in a couple cases, as contractors!
We have built our interview process to test each candidate’s ability to solve real problems encountered at Virta, and we aim to administer our interviews in as realistic a working environment as possible. We don’t make candidates write code on whiteboards and we don’t ask questions related to data structures or algorithms rarely used in day-to-day work. All of our problems are derived or directly lifted from real work that has been completed at Virta.
In an effort to reduce bias in the interview process, we strive to maximize our use of standardized rubrics and we have a robust interviewer training program to ensure a consistent and expedient interview experience for every candidate.