Be a Part of Something Bigger

Working at Lightspeed Systems®

We’ve got 2 physical offices and remote employees all over the world, each with a unique personality. But we’ve got lots in common.

We share a fast-paced environment, and we’re passionate people, always brainstorming about how we can do better. We’re casual but focused, so we can be ourselves and bring our best selves to work. Sure, we’ve got the cold brew and ping pong and all the other fun stuff, but our true satisfaction comes from collaborating effectively and making a big impact.

We are diverse and inclusive

Diversity and inclusion are more than corporate policies at Lightspeed Systems; they are our values and beliefs. Diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, races, sexualities, and genders let us experience the world from all angles and face challenges in new ways. Bring your unique viewpoint and your unique voice — and be part of inspiring things.

Benefits & perks​

Lightspeed Systems® loves its employees, and we’re always adding and reviewing our benefits and perks to ensure we’re doing what we can to provide a balanced and supported life.

  • Great Medical/Dental/Vision
  • FSAs and company funded HSA
  • Company Matched 401k
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Parental Leave
  • Generous PTO
  • Christmas to New Years Holiday
  • Fully stocked kitchens and regularly catered lunches
  • On tap cold brew
  • Games (one office even has archery)
  • Office Gyms (in some locations)
  • Full computer packets (new MacBooks)
Built-In 2021 Best Places to Work Austin award winner badge
Best Places to Work badge 2023

Honored in Built In's Best Places to Work in Austin Awards

Lightspeed was selected as one of Built In’s Best Places to Work in Austin, based on our benefits, cultural programs, remote opportunities, and programs for diversity, equity, and inclusion.


We’re growing! We have openings across the country — and even if you don’t see the perfect job for you, we always want to hear from development, marketing, and sales rockstars. Submit your information though the General Application link below or send us an email at [email protected].

What we're about

We make a difference.

What better way to change the world than by protecting students and improving education? This mission drives us. We’re partners with our customers (not just vendors) and we listen to them so our software truly makes a difference, saving lives and keep students on track every day.

We have a voice.

We don’t just listen to our customers; we also listen to our employees. The best answer wins at Lightspeed, and you’ll be given many opportunities for your voice and your ideas to be heard. You’ll know the executive team by their first names, and you can walk into any office, any time, and have a conversation.

We lead the way.

With 28,000 school customers around the globe, we are the market leaders in what we do — and we’re committed to keeping it that way. You’ll get to work on cutting-edge tech that’s making a real difference. With a blend of proven solutions and innovative new technology, we are always improving our products and services and finding new ways to help our customers.

We grow, and you will too.

With more technology in students’ hands, schools need our solutions more than ever — and we want to help them all. At Lightspeed, you’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution from the start, and to grow and learn right along with us. If you bring a growth mindset and a drive to excel, the opportunities are endless.

Working at Lightspeed is a true joy. Every day I come to work with a new problem to solve, a team of passionate collaborators, and a mission that means something. The coffee’s pretty good too.

Ian Swanson

Director of Product Management

Lightspeed has a big company feel with big personalities and responsibility, but still feels like a tight-knit family.

Alex Woods

Manager, Content Categorization

Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance