Join a growing, early stage startup of entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, and marketers.


Do you want to help change the world? Join us!
Our small, passionate team has been busy. We are working tirelessly to bring women around the world a safety solution that fits into their life and actually works – so that they can live their life, just safer. At Flare, we believe that every woman deserves to control her own safety and prevent assault without compromising her freedom or style. We have recently won multiple awards and raised a seed round of funding – now we’re looking for someone like you to join us on this incredible journey!

Mission-Driven Culture
We’re technologists, designers, marketers, analysts, and sexual assault experts with passionate spirits that believe that together, we can help make women safer. We’re driven by our mission to protect people everywhere and prevent assault, while simultaneously giving people the tools and data they need to create safer communities. We are passionate about using entrepreneurship as a way to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

Software Meets Hardware
Flare offers the unique challenge of a product at the intersection of hardware and software. We have a great team of engineers and designers across both fields working tirelessly to create the most innovative technology together.

Great People, Great Experiences, Laughter
We believe two things drive game-changing organizations: great people and great culture. We’re all at Flare for a reason and we remind ourselves of the survivors we are fighting for everyday. We work fast and we work smart, but we never forget to have fun and enjoy the ride. And we’re proud to be a woman led team!

Flare Co-Founders, Sara Dickhaus De Zarraga and Quinn St. Clair Fitzgerald

Flare Co-Founders, Sara Dickhaus De Zarraga and Quinn St. Clair Fitzgerald

Job Postings

Director of Engineering
Location: Bolt (110 Chauncy St, Boston, MA 02111)

Right now, 1 in 4 women in college in the U.S. experience sexual assault – it is completely unacceptable. Flare is changing this by reinventing personal security with data-driven, technology solutions that give people the freedom and power to boldly live the lives they choose without fear. We are creating a software platform and connected accessories that fit seamlessly into users lives and are uniquely designed to help them in the threatening situations they are most likely to face based on their age, gender, race, and lifestyles.  Our first product helps female college students get out of uncomfortable situations that often lead to sexual assault or rape (because, unfortunately, over 70% of assault happens with people you know and trust).

Flare is a venture-backed startup based in Boston, MA. We are looking for a passionate core team member who cares deeply about the safety issues facing marginalized communities, is fed-up with the status quo, wants to play an instrumental role in the early stages of a startup, and is ready to fully dive into creating lasting change. Sitting at the intersection of hardware and software development, you will be the guiding force in our product development, working closely with the other founders to spearhead our technical team and define the technical direction, architecture, and evolution of our products. The work will require creativity, persistence, adaptability and a rapidly evolving business environment, a passion for the unknown, and a solid knowledge of software and electronics product development. Learning new tools for the job should sound exciting. We are looking for a partner who can take an early product and turn it into a go-to-market product.

Are you a hands-on, passionate engineer who brings a “can do” attitude to the team along with proven expertise in consumer software or connected devices? Do you have an infectious enthusiasm to create? Get in at the beginning. Create something that you can have ownership over. Lead a team of talented engineers.  Have a real impact.

Competitive salary and benefits, as well as an incredible early stage leadership opportunity to build something that will have a positive impact on the world. Full-time role.  Can start immediately. To apply send your resume to

You Will Excel In This Role If You Are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Experienced in leading a technology team in a startup environment. Able to coordinate effectively with other work streams and mentor and develop young engineers
  • Able and willing to roll up your sleeves and work on product development, as well as manage a team as we scale
  • Experienced in leading the definition, implementation and rollout of significant architectural changes on high volume mobile apps
  • Attentive to detail and documentation
  • Experienced in designing and executing product and consumer tests for both prototype and production level hardware and software. Experienced evaluating and debugging in a lab environment
  • A big thinker. A visionary innovator who enjoys problem solving through technology
  • Committed to the role. Ideal candidates will make a long-term commitment to the venture though work hours can be flexible


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 10+ years of professional programming experience
  • 5+ years of iOS programming experience, in high-volume apps
  • Strong foundation in data structures, algorithms, OO design and relational databases
  • Significant experience with server-side programming, including API design
  • Experience analyzing and improving app performance and resource utilization across the full stack
  • Optional: exceptional candidates will also have experience with embedded systems and proficiency with wireless communication systems (iBeacon, BLE, Cellular, Wifi) including experience in designing and executing product and consumer tests for both prototype and production level hardware and software. Experience evaluating and debugging in a lab environment. Experience with microcontroller firmware development in C/C++, initial hardware bringup and debugging, battery optimization, component selection, schematic capture, PCB layout (or at least the ability to add input in these areas)

Legal and Policy Project

Do you believe in promoting women’s sexual and reproductive rights as a central civil and human right?  Want to advocate for the promotion of reproductive rights and become more aware of reproductive justice issues facing women when it comes to physical and sexual violence in the US? We need your help in researching and navigating pressing legal issues for survivors of assault. Be a part of something that puts your skills to work in a meaningful way fighting for people who are vulnerable.  Our ideal candidate is a passionate team leader who brings a “can do” attitude to the team along with proven expertise in law and research, as well as an infectious enthusiasm to solve.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Current law student or graduate
  • Ability to work on a short-term project that builds upon on work done by a team of HLS students and lawyers from Cooley LLC as part of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP)
  • Help us research and navigate pressing issues facing survivors of physical and sexual assault
  • Strong commitment to the project is essential though work hours can be flexible
  • Strong research and communication skills. Relentless problem solver. Organized team member who applies appropriate processes including documentation
  • Strong work ethic mixed with a strong sense of humor
  • Desire to work with a small entrepreneurial team and comfortable with tackling large problems from many angles
  • Enthusiastic about fighting for reproductive rights and preventing physical and sexual violence


To apply, please email your resume to