Lead Developer

About Flare

Flare Health helps patients find the right doctor faster. The mission is what gets us up in the morning. We work with leading hospital systems across the country to connect patients needing specialized care with their physicians’ expert care.

We are a small but mighty, profitable, investor-backed company founded by a software developer CEO and a physician. This is an opportunity to work with a founding team that values and understands product and will provide you with the conditions to do your best work:

  • Valuing code quality (as one example: 7,488 automated test cases & growing)
  • Seeing past sales checklists to build a product with real impact
  • Welcoming exploration of new & different tech to find the right solution
  • Supporting developer happiness with automation and the right tools

About you

Successful candidates will demonstrate truly superior, hands-on technical leadership (code craft, code design, technology selection and use) with significant experience in the following:

  • Full stack
  • Automated testing
  • Web apps
  • Some of the following: JavaScript/React, Vue, Ember or similar; Ruby/Rails; Java/Spring Boot; secure coding; mobile
  • Dev ops experience a plus

We especially encourage applicants whose identities, backgrounds, and life journeys are under-represented in tech, including women, LGBTQ+ people, Black people, Indigenous People, and 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 learning our product and codebase by collaborating with other developers and the rest of the team: pair programming to deliver a production feature in your first week and shadowing our user research and client services teams to get some firsthand user context.

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: major, new user-facing features, broad architecture & infrastructure improvements to support scaling and high availability, and increased automation of the product delivery and development workflow.

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 contribute significantly to company strategic discussions, sharing your insights to illuminate the way forward.

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 and the people who care for them.


We are open to a range of job titles for this position commensurate with experience, but your primary thrust at the company will be the same: hands-on technical leadership.

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.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently operating as a remote company. When it becomes safe to work in an office together again, our plan is to take a remote-first approach to continue to support coworkers that live outside Chicago or New York City.

To apply

Please email work@flarehealth.com with a brief statement about your interest in the position and your resume/LinkedIn.