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At Ketra, we're taking a stagnant industry and changing everything about it for the better; taking it all apart and starting from scratch.

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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Embedded Software Engineer

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing mid-day sun to the familiar, soothing glow of a candle, Natural Light changes throughout the day, following the formula created by nature and delivering light that looks beautiful, feels comfortable, and makes spaces look perfect no matter the time. Based in Austin, Texas, Ketra has developed a complete solution – from the proprietary semiconductor in each lighting product to a complete reimagining of the user experience.

We are seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to develop production-quality firmware for lighting products including lights, control systems, and software.

This role reports to Director of Firmware/Software Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop microprocessor-based firmware in C/C++ for embedded systems
  • Design and implement system-level communication across various interfaces and networks, including ZigBee, GreenPHY, and Ethernet/Wifi
  • Develop software in C# to facilitate system verification and validation
  • Work closely with electronics and systems engineers to develop and debug systems solutions
  • Actively participate as member of the product development team

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • Experience with software, firmware and embedded systems
  • Strong C/C++ programming background
  • Experience programming in multithreaded/RTOS environments
  • Outstanding test and debugging skills and drive to get to the root cause of an issue
  • Excellent organization, communication, follow-through, and execution skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resumes and a portfolio of work samples to jobs@ketra.com.

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Software Engineer

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing mid-day sun to the familiar, soothing glow of a candle, Natural Light changes throughout the day, following the formula created by nature and delivering light that looks beautiful, feels comfortable, and makes spaces look perfect no matter the time. Based in Austin, Texas, Ketra has developed a complete solution – from the proprietary semiconductor in each lighting product to a complete reimagining of the user experience.

We are seeking a Software Engineer with a strong programming background in C++, C#, or Java to develop our software for configuring our lighting systems and collecting data about system usage.

This role reports to Director of Firmware/Software Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Do full stack development for Ketra’s PC, mobile, and web applications
  • Collaborate with our highly-motivated firmware, software, and design teams
  • Develop software tests and do system-level testing interfacing with real devices
  • Work closely with firmware engineers to design, implement, and debug system-level solutions
  • API level integration with other home and building automation software

Requirements:

  • Strong OOP experience (preferably C# or Java)
  • High level scripting experience (preferably Ruby, Python or Javascript)
  • Familiarity with database administration such as SQL, NoSQL
  • Experience with web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Django, and 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 UI’s
  • An eye for detail and delivering elegant user experiences

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

Please send resumes and a portfolio of work samples to jobs@ketra.com.

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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 jobs@ketra.com.

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Production Manager

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 Production Manager in its Austin, TX facility. In this position, you will lead all production test, assembly, and fulfillment teams to increase the efficiency and quality of Ketra’s manufacturing processes. A successful Production Manager will use cross-functional leadership, technical knowledge, and clear communication to ensure the production team meets or exceeds customers’ delivery and quality expectations.

 

Responsibilities:

• Provide leadership for associates and shift leaders to execute to the production plan

• Apply lean manufacturing principles to design, specify, and validate world-class manufacturing processes to achieve cost, quality, and capacity goals

• Collaborate with engineering on process and product design for manufacturability

• Lead the planning and implementation of facility and line layouts

• Lead improvement projects to support continuous improvement of manufacturing processes

• Establish metrics and track improvement over time

 

Requirements:

• Strong fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes and production environments

• Experience leading integrated circuit packaging and testing, and/or injection molding, is a strong plus

• Experience leading process improvement in a production environment

• Knowledge of low-cost and high-quality process design and lean manufacturing principles

• 5+ years of applicable manufacturing experience

• A bachelor’s degree 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

• Experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

• Hands-on approach

• Excellent analytic skills and statistical knowledge to make data-driven decisions

• Excellent sense urgency

 

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Engineering Lab Technician

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.

We are seeking an engineering technician to aid in the development and production of the next generation of lighting and lighting control products. Our technicians work alongside the best engineers in the industry to help the team operate most effectively. Candidates for this position must have good organization and communication skills.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage small electronic and mechanical prototype builds
  • Aid engineering teams in product qualification setup and evaluation
  • Aid operations teams with electrical and mechanical failure analysis and troubleshooting
  • Manage high-tech laboratory space
  • Aid in implementation of production fixturing and infrastructure

 

Skills and qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or college experience
  • Electrical or mechanical prototyping and assembly
  • Basic understanding of schematics or mechanical drawings
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical and electrical components
  • Can-do attitude with good communication skills

 

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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