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Technology that turns Accessories into Escape Buttons

Senior Software Engineer

$100k – $130k • 0.0% – 1.0%
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Flare Jewelry is a 5-person VC-backed startup in Boston. We are redefining personal safety based on real data and stories instead of outdated stereotypes.

We're looking for software engineers who crave creative freedom, technical challenge and social value in their work. Flare offers tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth.


* Implement infrastructure and APIs that respect our customers and their privacy
* Use docker and cloudformation (or similar) to make deployments fast and reliable; you are welcome to improve on what we have with your preferred stack
* Use automation to ensure product quality and reliability over time
* Expand our API to support new product features, manufacturing, and analytics
* Propose and help implement new ideas for our hardware and full-stack software
* Jump into every part of our software stack as needed, including firmware, mobile, web, and cloud


* 5+ years experience with Python and Linux
* 5+ years experience using relational and NoSQL storage, preferably including PostgreSQL
* 2+ years experience with message queues and related mechanisms for distributing work
* 2+ years experience with containers and orchestration
* 2+ years experience building the server side to support web & mobile clients
* Experience in measuring and monitoring performance
* Experience in building automated testing and deployment
* Experience collaborating with mobile and web developers who consume your APIs
* Interest in secure system design, eg crypto
* Bias toward action, focus on delivering value
* Willingness to jump into technical problems even if they're completely new to you
* Desire to learn and grow

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 an unbeatable work environment that features 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.

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Michael Garon

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<3 working on cool stuff with great people: networked robots, IoT, AAA video games, cybersecurity. I love building powerful teams as much as I love the tech.

Nicky Besuden

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Head of Growth & Marketing at Flare, former Marketing Director at Dame Products, SYPartners, and Two Bit Circus.
Co-Founder, Flare. Harvard Business School. The Obama White House. College of the Holy Cross.

Sara de Zarraga

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Co-Founder & CEO of Flare. Wellesley College. Harvard Business School. World Bank/IFC. UBS Investment Bank. Entrepreneur.