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WHO WE ARE

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Careers

At Ketra, we are transforming the way we experience light.

What makes us different is is an unwillingness to settle for the status quo. We do absolutely everything in our power to upgrade, enhance and perfect everything we touch. We want to change the way people see things, literally and figuratively. We want to change the way people feel on a daily basis. We want to change the world — and we’re probably going to do it.

Goals this big require people who don’t recognize or care about limitations. People who are willing to do more, do it faster, and do it better. People who have a passion for being the best. People who don’t stop until it’s right.

Ketra employees thrive in an environment where brisk thought and swift action are the only possible options. They attack technical challenges with gusto, and constantly raise the bar for each other and the entire industry. Ketra employees are changing the landscape of the lighting world, every single day.

Are you coming with us?

Current Openings

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Quality Assurance Technician

Ketra is the world leader in Natural Light technology and offers lighting and control solutions that deliver beautiful, customizable light in residential and commercial environments. Ketra has an immediate opening for a Quality Assurance Technician in its Austin, TX facility.

In this position, you will identify and diagnose technical issues related to product quality in electrical and mechanical assemblies. A successful QA Tech will identify non-conforming product, escalate issues within the Quality organization, and ensure no quality problems escape the factory.

 

Responsibilities:

• Candidate will perform and/or ensure completion of inbound material inspections, in-process inspections, and out-going product audits

• Candidate must be able to work independently and in a team environment; this person will work directly with the Quality, Operations and Engineering teams

• Work with the Quality, Operations and Engineering organizations to identify root-cause quality issues

• Coordinate, analyze, perform, and monitor quality control and product assurance testing to ensure products meet or exceed quality and reliability standards

• Communicate QC results to management in an accurate and detailed manner

• Help develop processes within the Ketra Quality Management System

• Promotes a culture of safety and quality

 

Requirements:

• Strong fundamental understanding of electro-mechanical products

• 5+ years of applicable experience in a product quality role

• Experience with product quality trouble-shooting

• Two-year associate’s degree with concentration in Engineering with strong understanding of Mechanical and Electrical fundamentals

• Minimum GPA of 3.0 required

• Experience working on a cross-functional team

• Strong communication and organizational skills

• Hands-on approach

• Excellent sense of urgency

 

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resumes to ketrajobs@ketra.com.

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Principal Embedded Software Engineer

At Ketra, we are transforming the way we experience light. We believe that the light we live under as we work, play, and sleep should be natural. From our home base in Austin, Texas, we are building the most advanced technology for beautiful light – from the proprietary semiconductor in each light to a complete reimagining of the user experience. The lighting industry is changing, and we are leading the charge.

We are seeking a Principal Embedded Software Engineer with a strong background in cloud architecture, network architecture, and embedded environments with real time constraints to help architect and build our internet-connected network of intelligent lighting.

This role reports to Director of Firmware and Software Engineering.

 

Key Responsibilities:

● Architect and help build our:

○ Hub running an RTOS that acts as a central intelligent device and connects our ZigBee mesh networks to IP networks

○ REST API for control of our lights via the hub

○ Protocol and network topology for communication across various networks including ZigBee, GreenPHY, and Ethernet/WiFi

○ Network and cloud security

● Build internal tools in C# for system verification and validation

● Drive continuous improvement of engineering best practices through technical leadership

● Work closely with electronics and systems engineers to develop and debug system-level solutions

 

Skills and qualifications:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

● 10+ years of experience in embedded software engineering

● Deep experience programming in multithreaded/RTOS environments

● Deep experience with networking stacks including TCP/IP

● Strong background in cloud architecture

● Knowledge of internet security

● Strong desire to work with a cross-functional team to build and architect a complex system, involving both hardware and software

● Comfort using a oscilloscope to characterize and debug timing and interfaces

● Systematic test and debugging thought process

● Drive to get to the root cause of an issue

 

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumes to ketrajobs@ketra.com.

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Embedded Software Engineer

At Ketra, we are transforming the way we experience light. We believe that the light we live under as we work, play, and sleep should be natural. From our home base in Austin, Texas, we are building the most advanced technology for beautiful light – from the proprietary semiconductor in each light to a complete reimagining of the user experience. The lighting industry is changing, and we are leading the charge.

We are seeking an Embedded Software Engineer with a strong programming background in C and C++ to build the firmware and software at the heart of our lights and home-built calibration process.

This role reports to Director of Firmware and Software Engineering.

 

Key Responsibilities:

● Build the core firmware engine that runs our lights

● Design and implement system-level communication across various interfaces and networks, including ZigBee, GreenPHY, and Ethernet/Wifi, as part of an intelligent, responsive IoT system

● Develop software in C# for system verification and validation

● Work closely with electronics and systems engineers to develop and debug system-level solutions

 

Skills and qualifications:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

● Strong C/C++ programming background

● Strong desire to work with a cross-functional team to build and understand a complex system, involving both hardware and software

● Comfort using a oscilloscope to characterize and debug timing and interfaces

● Experience programming in multithreaded/RTOS environments

● Systematic test and debugging thought process

● Drive to get to the root cause of an issue

● Commitment to learning, developing, and upholding engineering best practices

 

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumes to ketrajobs@ketra.com.

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Electrical Design Engineer

At Ketra we are transforming the way we experience light. We believe that the light we live under as we work, play, and sleep should be natural. From our home base in Austin, Texas, we are building the most advanced technology for beautiful light – from the proprietary semiconductor in each light to a complete reimagining of the user experience. The lighting industry is changing, and we are leading the charge.

We are seeking an electrical design engineer to work on our lighting system products. Our engineers contribute to all phases of the product life cycle from initial concept and prototype to debugging customer returns and supporting production. The broad scope of opportunities at Ketra allow the curious and hard-working to succeed. We are looking for candidates that have a commitment to learning and developing their own skill set. Ideal candidates are positive self-starters that are open to sharing ideas to contribute to the improvement of the entire team.

This role reports to the Director of Electrical Engineering.

 

Key Responsibilities:

● Develop analog and digital circuits for lighting systems at the integrated circuit and printed circuit board levels

● Validate designs at system level including hardware and software integration

● Provide engineering support for designs and systems in mass production

● Work closely with other electronics, mechanical, software, and firmware development teams to produce systems with world-class performance and quality

 

Skills and qualifications:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

● Desire to work with a cross-functional team to build and understand a complex system involving both hardware and software

● Willingness to take initiative and solve problems in a fast-paced work environment

● Excellent organization, communication, follow-through and execution

● Desire to work on a variety of tasks to solve difficult technical problems

● Experience with behavioral modeling and Python / Matlab

● Experience with C/C++/C# programming and ARM microprocessor architecture preferred

 

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumes to ketrajobs@ketra.com.

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Software Engineer

At Ketra, we are transforming the way we experience light. We believe that the light we live under as we work, play, and sleep should be natural. From our home base in Austin, Texas, we are building the most advanced technology for beautiful light – from the proprietary semiconductor in each light to a complete reimagining of the user experience. The lighting industry is changing, and we are leading the charge.

We are seeking a Software Engineer with a strong programming background in C++, C#, or Java to build software that gives users a light experience tailored to their individual needs through custom configurability and data-informed recommendations.

This role reports to Director of Firmware and Software Engineering.

 

Key Responsibilities:

● Own full stack features from end to end for Ketra’s PC and web applications

● Work closely with firmware engineers to design, implement, and test system-level solutions

● Develop software tests and do system-level testing interfacing with real devices

● Debug and fix software bugs and system-level problems

 

Skills and qualifications:

● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

● Strong OOP experience (e.g. C# or Java)

● High level scripting experience (e.g. Ruby, Python, or Javascript)

● Familiarity with database administration (e.g. SQL, NoSQL)

● Experience with web frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails, Django, or NodeJS)

● Experience with Windows app development, WPF are a plus

● Knowledge of internet security, OAuth, cloud computing services such as AWS is a plus

● Experience developing UIs

● Strong desire to work with a cross-functional team to build and understand a complex system, involving both hardware and software

● Commitment to learning, developing, and upholding engineering best practices

● An eye for detail and delivering elegant user experiences

 

 Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumes to ketrajobs@ketra.com.

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Staff Interactive Designer

About Ketra:

Based in Austin, Texas, Ketra has set out to transform how people experience light. We have developed an LED lighting system that can automatically shift throughout the day to mimic sunlight, set moods with specific color temperatures or create new experiences with rich saturated colors. In short, we’re reinventing what’s possible with indoor lighting. Our brand speaks to innovative leaders in architecture, design and home/building automation who believe in a human-centric approach to interior design and connectivity.

 

After a decade of developing our innovative lighting technology, Ketra was acquired by Lutron Electronics in 2018. Pairing Lutron’s history as an established leader in lighting controls and shades with Ketra's product offerings brings new and exciting possibilities to both brands and our customers.

 

About You:

You have a keen eye for design and are always up to date with the new and emerging trends. You can apply a range of graphic languages, styles and techniques to fit the need of the project. Your creativity and empathy help you tell powerful stories and you enjoy collaboration with a team to help refine the message. You enjoy the challenge of tricky problems and are proactive in trying to solve them.

 

About this Position:

Ketra is working to disrupt the lighting industry with breakthrough technology to make beautiful light. This story is best told to our design-centric audience through premium visual content and “see it to believe it” experiences. The position is a critical member of the team that is crafting, developing and communicating the story to the market. Ketra is a luxury lighting brand, and all marketing assets need to meet the same standard.

 

Responsibilities:

Tactical:

  • Design beautiful and effective solutions that engage the target audience, for both internal and external focused applications
  • Implement brand guidelines and standards to align content through all phases of project delivery in physical and digital media
  • Visualize data and tell stories through graphic assets such as infographics
  • Assume lead roles on multiple projects to fulfill critical delivery deadlines.
  • Flexibility to work both independently and collaboratively to fulfill deliverables on projects such as: digital asset creation, social story-telling, sales presentations, brochures, etc.

 

Strategic:

  • As a member of the marketing team, shape and execute our creative vision to fully align our objectives, strategies, and brand guidelines
  • Actively contribute to ideation activities to develop content strategy and new ways to help people experience the transformative power of light
  • Conceptualize and execute brand expressions for packaging, web, trade show and showroom contexts
  • Ensure a cohesive user experience across all brand touch points and provide the right content at the right time to users throughout their customer journey

 

Job Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a graphic designer in a creative team environment
  • Strong portfolio of work samples across various media (physical, digital, interactive, etc.), featuring excellent design, color and typographic skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Understanding of user centered design and research methods
  • Proficient in design software (e.g. Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Experience with video editing and animation tools
  • An exacting attention to detail and strong collaboration traits
  • Knowledge of CMS software, HTML/CSS, or JavaScript is a plus
  • Experience designing for residential or luxury products is a plus

 

Lutron offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic and professional work environment. We also offer continued growth through increased job responsibilities, courses offered through Lutron University and advancement opportunities. For more information, view our website at careers.lutron.com.  EOE/AA.

 

 

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Please send resumes to ketrajobs@ketra.com.