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…

  • Product Manager

    Why Are We Hiring?

    Our team is hiring Product Managers to help our clients build better products. At Lightmatter, we design and develop software for health, wellness, and HCIT companies, and many of these businesses need outside product expertise to build better experiences. 


    More About The Role

    Product Management is one of the most important roles at startup and technology companies. It requires fierce, independent thinking along with conviction about your opinions to be successful. 

    Product Managers at Lightmatter work with a variety of clients and across our own internal projects to manage the overall success of these engagements. They're responsible for leading scope definition and requirements gathering with clients during Discovery Sprints, creating software project roadmaps, and managing and eliminating ambiguity throughout engagements. Product Managers distill a large, long-term vision into simple, weekly goals for team members to accomplish. They maintain a sense of balance throughout a project, all while communicating this effectively to clients in a way that builds trust and delivers results. 

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


    Responsibilities You'll Be Tasked With

    • Lead Discovery Sprints with clients and other Lightmatter Product Managers at the beginning of client engagements. These are short, initial engagements with clients to better define their product and set strong foundations for continued work. 
    • Act as a Product Manager across on-going client projects after kickoff. Selectively advise multiple projects to guide our team and the client to a successful delivery. Work with Project, Design, and Engineering Managers to accomplish with this. 
    • Pair with Lightmatter designers or developers when assistance is needed. Ideally, you have a design or engineering background and can design (UX/UI) products or ship code. 
    • Own the process for starting new projects at Lightmatter by working with the Lightmatter sales team to begin engagements. Translate requirements into accurate timelines and roadmaps, reduce project ambiguity, and make appropriate product calls depending on the client's business model, platform, and constraints.


    Specific Qualifications

    • 3+ years working as a Product Manager at a health technology startup.
    • Ideally, but not required, 3+ years working as a Product Designer (UX/UI) or Software Engineer. We believe that the best Product Managers have hands-on experience building products. Without this, they become too removed from the realities and trade-offs teams face.
    • 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.
    • You understand that companies of different sizes, industries, and markets have different Product 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.
    • You have no ego with regards to your Product work. 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.
    • You're Excited to collaborate on a team and help others create Product alongside you.


    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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, and/or a link to your personal website. 

  • Senior 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

    • 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.


    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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.

  • 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

    • 3+ 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.


    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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.

  • Content Strategist

    Why Are We Hiring?

    Our team is hiring a Content Strategist to create compelling, articulate, and relevant content for our company to share about healthcare. You'll be directly responsible for sourcing content ideas, converting these into blog posts, tweets, and other forms of content, and distributing them across our network. Through this content, we'd like to engage with other companies and thought leaders in health, develop our own audience and following, and react in real-time to industry news and events.


    More About The Role

    At Lightmatter, we have a unique opportunity to be a leader in health-tech. We're trusted by our clients and peers, proven ourselves successful through the growth of our business (40 people, profitable, no outside funding), and have a clear vision for what we want our company to become.

    Despite this success, we haven't spent time articulating and sharing the knowledge we've learned over the years about healthcare and technology. As an agency working with a variety of different health companies, we see frequent patterns across their design and technology choices, business models, and operating strategies. We want to build a compelling library of health-tech knowledge using this experience, both through content we create and that of others.

    We envision this initially as a polished company blog, and eventually a combination of other forms of media and content (videos, research papers, open source health software, etc). We've already started aggregating some of our favorite resources, but we need help sourcing, writing, organizing, and sharing this content. This will be a critical and creative role working directly with our CEO, Chief of Staff, CTO, Creative Director, Head of BD, and others on our leadership team. 

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

    Responsibilities You Will Be Tasked With

    • Understanding, exploring, and participating in online health-tech communities.
    • Sourcing content ideas from these, our own team, and other thought leaders and companies.
    • Curating the best content into a collection for our team to share - this may be through a newsletter, our own blog, Twitter, or another platform.
    • Writing, editing, and distributing our own blog posts, creating and leading a content production strategy. 
    • Maintaining our brand voice throughout your work, developing an audience, and responding in real-time to industry news and events with thoughtful content.

    Specific Qualifications

    • 5+ years of content authoring and writing experience.
    • An insatiable curiosity for learning about healthcare, technology, and everything in between (health software, hardware, wearables, biotech, nutrition, wellness, insurance, etc) and a thorough knowledge of the top content and thought leadership in these fields.
    • You have a holistic understanding of content marketing and can leverage its various facets (blog content, distribution channels, reporting, etc) to advise on strategies.
    • You are opinionated about content marketing and can speak clearly and persuasively about what qualifies as quality content (and why).
    • You take both performance-based and creative approaches to content; you are an expert at balancing the two.
    • Ability to develop novel opinions about industry news that resonate with current and potential customers. 
    • You have a writing style and strategy that cuts through the mundanity of healthcare: you know how to use humor, memes, and avoid banality. 
    • You understand, and have experience with, on-page SEO.
    • You have an extremely high EQ with a natural ability to communicate clearly, build relationships, and collaborate across different teams pragmatically.
    • 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.



    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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 few other company blogs or content pieces that you find compelling and why.

  • Senior 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, APIs, integrations with 3rd party tools, health-tech specific integrations, and digital transformation projects for enterprise clients.

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


    Specific Qualifications

    • You have 5+ 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!

    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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.

  • 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

    • You have 3+ 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!

    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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

    • 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!


    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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.



    Apply

    Our company does not offer equity as we’re not a venture backed startup. However, there’s the possibility in the future of profit sharing 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.