We're looking for a Software Engineer to join our 5-person VC-backed startup in Boston. Flare is redefining personal safety based on real data and stories instead of outdated stereotypes. Over 70% of assault happens with someone you know, not a stranger in a dark alley. We help you escape bad social interactions earlier in the moment. Get out as soon as you get that bad feeling in your gut and before a situation escalates into an emergency.

We are a software platform delivered through discreet and elegant hardware. As a software engineer at Flare, you'll make mission critical decisions about our architecture that directly impact our users and their success in using the product.

Responsibilities:

  • Jump into any part of the software stack as needed, from server to administrative web site to mobile app to firmware
  • Implement infrastructure and APIs that respect our customers and their privacy
  • Build mobile apps and administrative web sites to help our users manage their data
  • Propose and help implement new ideas

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with Python and Linux
  • 2+ years experience using relational and NoSQL storage, preferably including PostgreSQL
  • 1+ years experience with React, with opinions about styling and about using context
  • Interest or experience with:
    • containers and orchestration
    • React Native or similar
    • firmware
  • Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment

Other qualifications:

We’re looking for a passionate core team member who cares deeply about the issues facing marginalized communities. You are not satisfied with the status quo and you want to play an instrumental role in the early stages of a startup. You’re ready to fully dive into creating lasting change. Get in at the beginning. Create something that you can have ownership over.

We offer competitive startup salaries and an unbeatable work environment, featuring both autonomy and support. This is an incredible early stage opportunity to help build something that will have a positive impact on the world. This is a full-time role based in downtown Boston with some remote work okay. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume.