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We are scientists, engineers, and problem solvers.


We have assembled a group of exceptional problem solvers and team players.

Academic and Industry Credentials

  • • 1 Nature paper
  • • 1 Science paper
  • • 5 Nature Photonics papers
  • • 2 Nature Nanotechnology paper
  • • 1 Nature Materials paper
  • • 5 Nature Communications papers
  • • 3 Physical Review X papers
  • • 3 Physical Review letters
  • • 2 ISSCC papers
  • • 40+ patents
  • • 14,000+ publication citations (technical staff only)
  • • Matriculated at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie-Mellon, Purdue, University of Cambridge, University of Washington, Georgetown and more
  • • Led 50+ person SoC teams
  • • Contributed to black hole simulation software for Academy Award winning movie Interstellar
  • • Contributed to or led 98 CPU/SOC unique tapeouts
  • • Contributed to or led 20 photonics tapeouts

Why we’re doing this

Progress in many fields is inextricably linked to the continued advancement of computational power. While computational power has grown exponentially for decades, fundamental limits to continued scaling threaten to slow progress.

At Lightmatter, we aim to accelerate human advancement through computing.

Here are the values we keep in mind

  • Move fast

    Working on hard problems, we have to go down many different paths quickly to find the right one

  • Question everything

    People have opinions about what things work and what things don’t work. They’re not always right.

  • Let first principles guide you

    Stand on statements that you know are true and build something amazing. If you ever find yourself on a shaky foundation, look back at those assumptions.

  • Don’t be defined by your job title

    Many great ideas occur at the boundaries between disciplines.

  • Be kind

    Help build the environment you want to work in.

  • Take responsibility for your work

    Everyone’s contributions are critical to the entire company’s success.

  • Be there for your team

    Help others who need help, and pitch in on other projects when you can.

  • Value feedback and keep improving

    Your teammates can help you grow.

  • Be confident in your abilities and recognize your limits

    People will trust what you say. It’s okay to be unsure. Never lie.

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Located in the heart of Boston near the historic Faneuil Hall. Minutes from all transportation hubs and an elevator ride from tens of great restaurants, cafes, and shopping.


Fully-covered medical insurance

We offer fully-covered medical plans from top healthcare providers.

Time Off

Generous vacation policy and holidays. Find inspiration away from work.


Save for your future.

Commuter Benefits

Put pre-tax dollars towards your daily commute.


Lightmatter is working on the bleeding edge of electronics, photonics, machine learning, and more. Learn from your peers and teach them what you know.

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