Director, Software Development at Flare Health

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About Flare

Flare Health is an investor-backed digital health startup in Chicago. We work with leading hospital systems across the country to connect patients needing specialized care to their expert physicians.

We are a small, mighty, profitable company founded by a software developer CEO and a physician. We've grown to the point that our CEO needs to step back from software development and hand the tech leadership reins over to others. This is an opportunity to work with a founding team that values and understands product and will provide you with the right conditions to do your best work.

Flare Health helps patients find the right doctor faster. As a company, we value collaboration, openness, seeing things differently and being sensitive to the humanity that connects us. The mission is what gets us up in the morning.

About you

Over the next twelve months, we plan to hire five more developers as part of an effort to build out our product team. At the front end of that we are looking to hire a leader who will collaboratively shape the technology direction going forward and help catalyze our hiring ramp.

Successful candidates will demonstrate truly superior, hands-on technical leadership (code craft, code design, technology selection and use, team process) and strong mentorship capabilities. This role will start with both individual contributor and team management work and progress over the coming year toward either a primarily managerial role (e.g. VPE track) or a distinguished engineer role depending on the person.

We especially encourage applicants whose identities, backgrounds, and life journeys are under-represented in tech, including women, LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. We value reflecting the world we serve and learning from the variety of team members’ experiences.

Your first year with us

Here’s how we imagine your first year with us.

You’ll spend the first month getting up to speed on our platform by collaborating with the rest of the team: pair programming to deliver a production feature in your first two weeks, shadowing our user research team to get some firsthand user context, and planning with our CEO to ramp up our hiring process while upholding our high bar on quality.

You will work full stack on both our Ember mobile app and Rails/Spring Boot backend, iterating on features until we know they are having a meaningful impact for users. Your insistence on well written, well-designed code will find common cause with other members of our team, and your experience with automated testing and knowledge of all the ways it can be useful (and not so useful) will elevate our automated testing practice.

Over the coming year you will enable us to tackle strategic technical projects, like major, new user-facing features, broad architecture & infrastructure improvements to support scaling and robustness, and increased automation of the product delivery workflow and developer happiness.

To help grow the public profile of our technical team, you will be encouraged and sponsored to attend and give technical conference talks. You will also reach out to your network to find great people and will lead our presence at virtual and in-person recruiting events to help attract top candidates.

You will also contribute significantly to company strategic discussions, sharing your insights to push us forward, not just through the product release cycle but across the board.

We’ll look back on our first year knowing we did great work together. And three years from now you will know that you made healthcare more effective, better coordinated, and more human for patients, physicians, and healthcare organizations across the country.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits that include company-paid platinum BCBS PPO medical and dental coverage and a retirement plan with company matching. Flare Health is a remote-first company.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RubyLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks


180 N Wacker Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Flare Health Perks + Benefits

Flare Health Benefits Overview

Health (BCBS Platinum PPO)/dental/vision/life/disability premiums fully paid. Fidelity SIMPLE IRA with company match.

Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Pair programming
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We pay 100% of employee premiums for our Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum PPO plan.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a SIMPLE IRA matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Acme offers stock options through its employee stock option plan, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Our vacation policy provides for three weeks of paid time off (in addition to paid holidays) for all employees.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Flare Health offers unlimited sick leave (up to a maximum number of days per episode).
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
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