< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$1m - $2m funding
Pre-series a

At Lightout (YC W18), we're building a high-tech outdoor media company by innovating at the intersection of hardware (displays, sensors) and software (new formats, hyperlocal targeting, self-serve purchasing). We provide a platform for digital media owners to sell their inventory, and a buying experience that let advertisers create meaningful experiences.

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Why join us?

  • We are revenue generating startup with several customers and a solid pipeline for future revenue growth.

  • We're engineering first founders who fundamentally believe the key to winning in this space it build world-class technology.

  • Our product exists in the real-world and you get to physically see it have a meaningful impact.

Engineering at Lightout

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering efforts are broken into two categories which are Media Owner, and Advertiser products. We emphasize that each engineer gets full ownership in their product which means you decide on the length and priority of projects. Engineers work directly with several parties including the founders to align with companies goals, sales to understand our growth, and support to get customer feedback. We work in a fast paced environment where all engineers have significant impact and control to launch products and updates as they are ready.

Technical Challenges

We have quickly reached large data sets as hundreds of displays are continuously streaming location events to our system. At the same time, we continue to launch new formats to display ads in real-time. The growing complexity of co-ordinating the multiple services on the display and advertiser side requires a deep understanding of building scalable systems.

Projects you might work on
  • You would be responsible for scaling the media integration products which includes the api used by media owners along with the backend that supports the inventory and handles real-time analytics.

  • Owning the advertiser product which includes the advertiser portal used by brands and agencies to create, and manage their campaigns. This also entails architecting the database and content management systems so ads can be served in real-time from what is created.

  • Scaling the ad-serving system to enabled new real-time ad formats with precise measurement and reporting for the content that is being served.

Tech stack
React Native
AWS Lambda

Working at Lightout

We believe that a positive attitude and hard word can move mountains! We are a small team that is obsessed with building the right product for our customers with an engineering first approach. With are open and emphasize avoiding politics at all costs!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    You have unlimited days off and we highly encourage all team members to take some form of vacation every quarter.

  • Free Food

    We have lots of healthy snacks in the office and offer the flexibility of adding your favorite item as well.

  • Health Insurance

    We provide flexible medical and dental coverage.

  • Work from Home

    We have an office but also offer a flexible work from home policy

  • Team Activities

    We have a quarterly team offsite. We get together in a new location, do some work and have some fun!

Our Team by the Numbers

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