Interested in joining our team?

We’re a creative place for design and technical professionals to practice and grow their skills. The number one reason people join our team is for the excitement and exposure to different technologies, design, and clients alongside the awesome companies they are building. Our work is diverse, always changing, and challenges us daily. Want to join? Here’s more about what we can offer.

See our open positions
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Benefits

Uncapped Vacation

Uncapped Vacation

Take what you need, when you need it.

Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick Time & Time Off

We pay you year round, no questions.

Healthcare

Healthcare

With medical, dental, and vision plans, we’ve got you covered.

Work From Home Day

WFH Day

Need a ‘headphones on' day? Have one every week.

Work Remotely

Work Remotely

Offices are important, but we like remote work too.

New Gear

New Gear

New computer, headphones, standing desk, and anything else.

Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

We <3 animals of all kinds.

Flex Hours

Flexible Hours

Sometimes you need a few hours off midday, we understand.

Learning

Continued Education

We learn something new everyday, and you should too.

What do we look for?


We love working with the best talent. Raw technical and design skills are a key ingredient to the success of our company.


But just as important is the ability to get things done. A good answer is better than the perfect one. Our best employees are able to ship their work on time and find the solution that is both right for the client and simple to implement. This takes practice, patience, and good communication skills. It's no surprise that many of our employees have run their own businesses or worked as freelancers before joining us.

Open Positions

  • Software Engineer

    NYC / Remote

    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.

    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 and 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 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 2+ 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 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 both greg@lightmatter.com and ben@lightmatter.com an introductory email and attach your resume and cover letter along with your github profile if applicable.

  • Business Development Role

    NYC / Remote

    Why Are We Hiring?

    For the past 6 years, our CEO has managed all sales activities (both inbound and outbound) from start to finish. Our company is at an inflection point where as we grow, there are more new opportunities for our team to manage and respond to than currently possible. We are stoked about this growth! We also recognize that one person can’t manage it all, and we’re excited to announce that we’re hiring our first business and sales development role. In a sense, this position is about scaling our CEO.

    More About The Role

    We’re looking for an individual to work directly with our CEO to help with two tasks: 
    Help manage all of the inbound opportunities coming to our company. Your day to day work would be taking introductions with new clients, leading software design and discovery workshops, writing proposals and scoping project timelines and budgets.

    Help bring in new business through outbound lead generation. Your day to day work would be helping execute our Sales Playbook. This is a comprehensive list of all the strategies our team has used to bring in new business over the past 6 years. Examples include content marketing, networking online, attending meetups, working with referral partners, programs and companies, and help being the brand voice of Lightmatter.
    You’ll also work alongside our CTO and Creative Director who are brought in strategically in the sales discovery and closing process to build relationships with our clients. 

    Specific Qualifications

    Ideally, you have experience with the following:

    • You have 2+ years working as either a software engineer or designer at another agency, or you’ve spent the same time freelancing yourself. 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 work deliverable for the client: excellent communication, professionalism, punctuality and follow through.
    • You have 2+ years working in a business development role, either managing inbound or working on outbound, specifically at a web marketing, design, or development company.
    • You have a strong understanding and opinions about different types of modern software platforms and how to apply them. You know the main differences between open source CMS platforms, and which programming languages and frameworks make up each one. You’re familiar with the differences between E-commerce platforms like Shopify and Magento. You can talk intelligently about the trade-offs of building a mobile responsive web app vs a native application, and know the pros and cons of the technology used to build each. You can talk the enterprise language, but also know how to prototype and ideate with startup clients.
    • You have excellent listening, writing, and story telling abilities. You’re a natural energizer, and get people excited to be in the same room as you. 

    We expect to pay a competitive salary for this position, and we’re open to something creative depending on your skill and experience. A yearly bonus based on new business revenue, a flat bonus per new project, or something different are all on the table for discussion. 

    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 both greg@lightmatter.com and ben@lightmatter.com an introductory email and attach your resume and cover letter. If you have engineering or design experience, send us a link to your github or portfolio too.

    1. We’d also like to have you spend a bit of time answering the following questions so we can get to know you better before having an interview. No need for lengthy answers either. Short but informative wins every time.
    2. Tell us about a time that you’ve “closed” something. It could be work related or something outside of work. What was at stake? How did you do it? Who else was involved on your team, and what did you learn?
    3. Tell us about a software design or development project you’ve scoped and seen through to completion. How long did you estimate it to be? How long did it take? What did you scope correctly and what did you completely miss? 
    4. Give us an example of an agency you’ve worked for or with before, and what you liked and disliked about them. What did their team do well? What not so well? 
    5. Knowing what you know about us, how would you improve our brand and positioning? What do you think we are doing well? What don’t you know about us that we should have told you in this job description or on our site?
    6. If you could bring in any other person to help you with your role, who would it be, and what would they help you do?

Want to join us?

careers@lightmatter.com