Careers

Passionate about health technology and improving the lives of others?

Frustrated with the (lack of) tools and products that currently exist?

Lightmatter is a team of designers, developers, strategists, and frustrated patients building software products for health and wellness companies who desperately need them. We’re based in NYC, but we hire and work globally.

The perks

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Vacation is uncapped. Sick time is paid. We’re designing and developing in health, after all.

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On that note, our healthcare is exceptional (medical, dental, vision - you name it).

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Work remote or wherever you work best. It's up to you.

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The best tech (laptops to create, headphones to flow, standing desks to stay healthy).

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Flexible hours (for that midday nap, run, long lunch, reading session, or meditation).

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Ongoing education because we like our people smart (no scrubs).

Speaking of smart people, do you know a…

  • Head of People

    Why Are We Hiring?

    Our team is hiring a Head of People to help shape and scale our team & culture as we enter the next phase of company growth.

    At Lightmatter, we don’t just build software products. We build companies, teams, and people, too. As a service-based business, our team’s core differentiator is our people. We've been intentional about hiring and creating an environment where every member of our team is not just great at their job but also thoughtful, caring, and purpose-driven.

    This will be a critical role working directly with the CEO and leadership team to establish our people ops processes and implement plans to drive talent search, hiring, overall performance, and culture as we scale.

    More About The Role

    As our Head of People, you’ll touch all aspects of people activities at Lightmatter including: hiring, culture, performance management, compliance, and engagement.

    Within the past year, we’ve doubled in size to a fully remote team of 35 with no signs of slowing down. As our first full-time people hire, you’ll make a huge impact: from building hiring playbooks to developing a cohesive company culture to managing various people projects.

    We’re seeking somebody that has the ability to communicate effectively with leaders, employees, and clients - anticipating needs, tracking challenges, and identifying opportunities for growth.

    For more information about how our team thinks and operates, read our company Playbook.

    Responsibilities You Will Be Tasked With

    • Developing and managing creative hiring strategies and processes that help us reach talented people who align with our mission and will thrive in our culture.
    • Designing and implementing ongoing improvements for onboarding, performance management, compensation strategy, and long-term organizational planning.
    • Owning and innovating on our team rituals and events (monthly all-hands, annual offsite, Lunch + Learns, etc) to help us maintain strong culture, connection, and communication across our distributed team.
    • Infusing a strong professional development element into our employee experience – ensure that Lightmatter is a magnet for talented people who wish to grow and develop at a rapid pace.
    • Implementing ways to translate our culture, mission, and values into both our employee and client experiences.
    • Acting as a trusted advisor and partner to the company and leadership team on all matters related to people and organizational effectiveness.
    • Coaching individual contributors and resolving employee issues and requests.

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • 5+ years of creative / technical recruiting or HR generalist experience.
    • You are excited to have ownership, take initiative, and have a say at the table. You love the challenge of a fast-paced startup environment and learning constantly.
    • You are comfortable in both a strategic role and have the ability to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You are willing to do hands-on recruitment to help the team grow faster.
    • You have an extremely high EQ with a natural ability to communicate clearly, build relationships, and collaborate across different teams pragmatically.
    • Empathetic and passionate about people development – helping other people grow and succeed is a strong internal motivator.
    • Resourceful and creative in how you solve problems. You proactively tackle obstacles and learn new skills. You’re experienced in having tough conversations as needed to help people achieve individual and collective team goals.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, writing, communication, decision-making, and presentation skills. As the initial point of contact for our company brand, you consistently emulate our core behaviors: kindness, transparency, and getting shit done.

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure.

    To apply for this role, send an introductory email to careers@lightmatter.com with your resume and cover letter.

  • Business Development Rep

    Why Are We Hiring?

    We’re fortunate to build software for incredibly talented founders and companies. That being said, we want to focus our time on products that are both impactful and exciting to work on. Our team is looking to hire individuals for Business Development roles who can find, evaluate, and close new project opportunities that align with our company’s mission.

    More About The Role

    As a Business Development Rep, you’ll have the ability to get creative and experiment with ways to generate new business for our team. We’ve met some of our best clients in the most unusual ways, but also through traditional outbound and inbound approaches.

    We have a Sales Playbook that we use to document where and how new business comes to us, and we’d like you to use this guide to deliver your results. We’d also like you to optimize and improve the Playbook based on your own experience. Teach us something we didn’t know about sales, and then surprise us with how good you are at it.

    We’re also not obsessed with quotas or tool choices as long as you deliver results. We’ll set achievable goals for you, and will trust you to have good judgment and execute independently while you build relationships - both for yourself and on behalf of our company.

    We’re open to different levels of engagement too. We’re happy to hire you as:

    • A commission-based referral partner.
    • A part or full-time contractor with a weekly rate and commission.
    • A full-time salaried employee with benefits and commission.

    Responsibilities You Will Be Tasked With

    While not a complete list, the majority of your tasks will include:

    • Finding and evaluating new business for Lightmatter.
    • Representing the company online at meetups and in-person (after covid).
    • Working directly with the CEO and our Head of BD to close projects (proposal writing, scoping meetings, contract writing).
    • Working with this same team to experiment with marketing concepts to promote the company's brand.

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • At least 3 years experience working in an agency environment in a sales role, or at least 5 years at a product focused software company in a similar role.
    • Confidence in your ability to generate new business with outreach methods that aren’t spammy or overly aggressive. You should be innately driven to succeed, with both the grit and acumen to hit your revenue goals.
    • You genuinely care about people and can quickly establish and maintain key relationships within prospective companies. We pride ourselves on repeat clients and expect anyone representing our company to thoughtfully exceed expectations.
    • Collaborate with management to suggest, plan, and execute methods of improving business operations. You proactively tackle obstacles and learn new skills.
    • Ability to learn quickly and teach others. We have high expectations and believe in operating with a bias to action and continuous feedback. We’d also like you to surprise us in how you generate new business. The internet is massive, and with unlimited niches and communities, there are countless places and opportunities we haven’t explored yet. How can you help us build a better funnel?
    • You are able to navigate technical conversations such that you can ask follow-up questions and ensure information is communicated to the right people. You’re aware of how to evaluate opportunities and articulate solutions whether a founder is anxiously launching an MVP, a fast-growing startup needs a dependable and consistent software roadmap, or an enterprise company is going through a legacy transformation.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, writing, communication, decision-making, and presentation skills. As the initial point of contact for our company brand, you consistently emulate our core behaviors: kindness, transparency, and getting shit done.

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture-backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure


    To apply for this role, send an introductory email to careers@lightmatter.com with your resume and cover letter.

  • Product Designer (UX/UI)

    Why Are We Hiring?

    Our team is hiring a Product Designer (UX/UI). We'd like you to join our team to work on a mix of projects for founders, fast growing startups, and enterprise companies.

    More About The Role

    As a Product Designer at Lightmatter, you'll work within our creative team and alongside our engineers to design web and mobile software applications for a variety of businesses in health & wellness, healthcare IT, non-profits, and more.

    Joining our team guarantees exposure to a range of creative projects including product, UX, UI, branding, marketing collateral, print design, and more. Our team works hard to bring in diverse and exciting projects. We encourage close collaboration and pairing between design and engineering teams.

    For more information about how our team thinks and operates, read our company Playbook.


    Responsibilities You Will Be Tasked With

    • User research and competitive analysis.
    • Define user stories and personas.
    • Create site maps, low fidelity wireframes, prototypes, and high fidelity UI designs.
    • Collaborate with engineers to understand the complexity and implications of design decisions.
    • Pair with engineers to deliver pixel-perfect designs.

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • 5+ years working as a Product or UX/UI Designer at another agency, product-focused startup, or enterprise company, and a portfolio that shows your strengths.
    • Strong knowledge of design tools: Sketch, Figma, InVision, Zeplin, Adobe, and others. You can quickly work within and between these tools.
    • You've freelanced independently, whether as a side hustle or full time. Almost everyone on our team has been a freelancer at one point and understands the value of all the “work” outside of the actual deliverable for the client: excellent communication, professionalism, punctuality, and follow through.
    • Understand that companies of different sizes, industries, and markets have different design needs. You’re aware of what a founder needs to launch an MVP, what a fast growing startup needs to extend their digital marketing and product footprint, and what an enterprise company needs as they consolidate their brand and move upmarket.
    • Comfortable designing quality UX and UI from scratch, as well as inheriting designs from others and continuing their work.
    • Know the difference between design systems, style guides, and how design should disseminate across an organization of different sizes and the vocabulary to use with each.
    • No ego with regards to your designs. You take team and client feedback in stride and can articulate constructive responses. You're comfortable designing something the client may want even if it's not exactly how you envisioned it at first.
    • Excited to collaborate on a team and help others create designs alongside you.

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure.

    To apply for this role, send an introductory email to careers@lightmatter.com with your resume and a link to your portfolio of work.

  • Software Engineer

    Why Are We Hiring?

    We're continuously hiring for software engineering roles at our company, and we welcome candidates with all kinds of programming experience (different languages, frameworks, platforms, etc). We've found that both candidates with traditional CS backgrounds as well as others who are self-taught or freelancers can excel at our company.

    We're not interested in hiring for any particular niche skill at the moment. Rather, we like to engage with engineers who have a well rounded and full stack background, either for web or mobile. If you feel particularly strong in one skill though, we still would like to talk.

    More About The Role

    As an engineer at our company, you'll work directly with our CTO, Creative Director, and other engineers on a variety of software projects covering different programming languages, frameworks, and application architectures.

    The single best reason to be an engineer at our company is because of the exposure to different programming languages, technologies, and client projects.

    Typical client work includes building any of the following: web and mobile apps, public and private APIs, static sites and CMS platforms, e-commerce sites like Shopify stores, and digital transformation projects with enterprise clients.

    For more information about how we run our Sprints and manage our SDLC, read our company Playbook.

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • You have 4+ years working as a software engineer at another agency, a product-focused startup, or an enterprise company.
    • You have spent some time freelancing independently, whether as a side hustle or full time. Almost everyone on our team has been an individual freelancer at one point, and understands the value of all the “work” outside of the actual deliverable for the client: excellent communication, professionalism, punctuality, and follow through.
    • You have zero ego with regards to your code, can both receive and offer feedback positively, and are willing to pair and help others developing software alongside you.
    • You're a self-starter. You're not afraid to take initiative but know when and how to check with others to ensure you're making the right decision. You can balance the technically correct and/or more elegant solution with what the client wants (which often differs) and can do this quickly.
    • You're not afraid to ship code! We don't care if it's not done yet. Push it up and get feedback!

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure.

    To apply for this role, send an introductory email to careers@lightmatter.com with your resume, cover letter, and github profile if applicable.

  • iOS Engineer

    Why Are We Hiring?

    We're continuously hiring for software engineering roles at our company, and we welcome candidates with all kinds of programming experience (different languages, frameworks, platforms, etc). We've found that both candidates with traditional CS backgrounds as well as others who are self-taught or freelancers can excel at our company.

    More specifically, we're looking to hire an engineer with iOS experience for a variety of native mobile client projects. Ideally, this candidate also has experience using tools like React Native building web-based platforms too.

    More About The Role

    As an engineer at our company, you'll work directly with our CTO, Creative Director, and other engineers on a variety of software projects covering different programming languages, frameworks, and application architectures.

    The single best reason to be an engineer at our company is because of the exposure to different programming languages, technologies, and client projects.

    Typical client work includes building any of the following: web and mobile apps, public and private APIs, static sites and CMS platforms, e-commerce sites like Shopify stores, and digital transformation projects with enterprise clients.

    For more information about how we run our Sprints and manage our SDLC, read our company Playbook.

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • You have 4+ years working as a software engineer at another agency, a product-focused startup, or an enterprise company.
    • You have spent some time freelancing independently, whether as a side hustle or full time. Almost everyone on our team has been an individual freelancer at one point, and understands the value of all the “work” outside of the actual deliverable for the client: excellent communication, professionalism, punctuality, and follow through.
    • You have zero ego with regards to your code, can both receive and offer feedback positively, and are willing to pair and help others developing software alongside you.
    • You're a self-starter. You're not afraid to take initiative but know when and how to check with others to ensure you're making the right decision. You can balance the technically correct and/or more elegant solution with what the client wants (which often differs) and can do this quickly.
    • You're not afraid to ship code! We don't care if it's not done yet. Push it up and get feedback!

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure.

    To apply for this role, send an introductory email to careers@lightmatter.com with your resume, cover letter, and github profile if applicable.

  • Data Engineer

    Why Are We Hiring?

    We're continuously hiring for software engineering roles at our company, and welcome candidates with all kinds of programming experience (different languages, frameworks, platforms, etc). We've found that both candidates with traditional CS backgrounds as well as others who are self-taught or freelancers can excel at our company.

    Unlike other engineering roles at our company (see Software Engineer) we're hiring for a particular skill: data engineering.

    More About The Role

    As a data engineer at our company, you'll work directly with our CTO, project managers, and other data engineers on a variety of software projects. Your core focus will be to help build customized data pipelines for clients' websites, apps, and third party data sources. We facilitate the aggregation of client information from these myriad sources into a single place to help them gain insight into their products and services. You’ll be working in a small team to get things done with a repeatable process that can help us free up more time for data analysis and exploration.

    The single best reason to be an engineer (and particularly a data engineer) at our company is because of the exposure to different programming languages, technologies and client projects.

    Typical client work includes building any of the following: web and mobile apps, public and private API's, static sites and CMS platforms, e-commerce sites like Shopify stores, and digital transformation projects with enterprise clients.

    For more information about how we run our Sprints and manage our SDLC, read our company Playbook.

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • You have 4+ years working as a data engineer at another agency, a product focused startup, or an enterprise company.
    • Experience with frontend and backend web development, writing and maintaining API's, JavaScript, Python, SQL, Data Warehousing, Unit / Integration testing, and Pipeline monitoring.
    • Nice to have's include NodeJs/Express, React and React Native, Django, and experience with Snowflake, Big Query or Redshift, Segment or Snowplow, AWS, and Mixpanel, Looker and/or some other BI insight tools. 
    • You have spent some time freelancing independently, whether as a side hustle or full time. Almost everyone on our team has been an individual freelancer at one point, and understands the value of all the “work” outside of the actual deliverable for the client: excellent communication, professionalism, punctuality and follow through.
    • You have 0 ego with regards to your code, can both receive and offer feedback positively, and are willing to pair and help others as develop software alongside you.
    • You're a self-starter. You're not afraid to take initiative, but know when and how to check with others to ensure you're making the right decision. You can balance the technically correct and/or more elegant solution with what the client wants (which often differs) and can do this quickly.
    • You're not afraid to ship code! We don't care if it's not done yet. Push it up and get feedback!

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure.

    To apply for this role, send to careers@lightmatter.com an introductory email and attach your resume and cover letter along with your github profile if applicable.

  • Technical Project Manager

    Why Are We Hiring?

    We pride ourselves on shipping software that makes its way to real users, but that doesn't happen without careful management of time, energy, and focus. We need capable Technical Project Managers to ensure that we stay on track and build the right things at the right times.

    More About The Role

    As a Technical Project Manager at the company, you'll work directly with clients to help them and our development team understand what we're looking to accomplish. You will work with our Creative Director and CTO to help put together estimates and plans around execution as well as our Developers and Designers to ensure we execute deliverables at a high quality. Technical Project managers act as the facilitator between our clients and our dev and design team and as the record keepers capturing decisions and accomplishments.

    This is definitely a "lots of hats" role, as it's focused on keeping clients happy, developers motivated, and executives bought into your project plan. Because of the variety of clients we work with, we can offer a tremendous amount of exposure to different companies, tech platforms, and project structures.

    For more information about how we run our Sprints and manage our SDLC, read our company Playbook.

    Specific Qualifications

    • A strong bias for action and ability to distill a discussion into tangible goals. Clients, Developers, and Designers often have ideas and goals they'd like to achieve but not necessarily the right skills or knowledge to articulate exactly how to do so. Project Management at our company is about being a coach, an educator, and someone who can make sense of the chaotic nature of developing software.
    • You have spent some time freelancing independently, whether as a side hustle or full time. Almost everyone on our team has been an individual freelancer at one point and understands the value of all the “work” outside of the actual deliverable for the client: excellent communication, professionalism, punctuality, and follow through.
    • Understand that companies of different sizes, industries, and markets have different communication needs and ways to run projects. You’re aware of how to scope and manage a project when a founder is anxiously launching an MVP, when a fast growing startup needs a dependable and consistent software roadmap, and when an enterprise company is going through a legacy transformation.
    • Great communication skills and a willingness to do some "boring" box checking around documenting what happens and sending out ritualized emails to inform and update team members. This kind of expectation shaping has outsized effects on the project and how people remember it.
    • You understand Agile development philosophies and can implement processes where appropriate to support making projects and sprints consistently successful.
    • You understand the principles of good estimation and can guide teams to provide these estimates to both technical and non-technical clients.
    • You are able to navigate technical conversations such that you can ask follow-up questions and ensure information is communicated to the right people.

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future we do a revenue share of profit for our employees split at year’s end based on tenure.

    To apply for this role, send an introductory email to careers@lightmatter.com with your resume and cover letter.


Still looking?

If you don’t find a role that fits but are inspired by our mission, send a note to careers@lightmatter.com.