Sqft lit by Ketra


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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Office Coordinator

Position: Office Coordinator (full-time)

Reports to:  Director of Administration

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 a full-time Office Coordinator who will provide administrative support to executive management and other senior leaders within the company. This role will also require the ability to hold people accountable on behalf of leadership for tasks assigned to them. In addition, the Office Coordinator will assist with general office management.  As a primary point of contact to the company, you will be expected to interface with all levels of employees as well as learn the fundamentals of our products so that you will be well informed about the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help create project schedules and hold others responsible on behalf of senior leadership for providing deliverables and meeting deadlines. Project examples include space planning or partner training.
  • Assist company management with coordinating executive meetings and events.
  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls, and take and relay messages.
  • Greet company visitors and direct to their destination as appropriate.
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support. This will include office management responsibilities such as ordering supplies or company lunches.
  • Assist in the on-boarding process of new hires, including ordering business cards, setting up email accounts, assigning seats, ensuring all hardware & software is available, and having new-hire paperwork completed.
  • Run errands to support office as needed.

Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess a variety of complementary skill sets. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required.

  • Exceptional organization, communication, follow-through, and execution skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Project Management experience preferred.
  • As a key customer and vendor facing representative of Ketra, the ideal candidate must have a strong professional sense of presentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak comfortably in front of peers and senior leadership.
  • Professionalism, reliability, timeliness and attention to detail are key attributes the candidate must possess.
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with MS Office products is required.
  • The ideal candidate must have an interest in learning about Ketra’s technology and must be comfortable working in a flexible environment.

Ketra is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and offers competitive salary and benefits.  Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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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


  • 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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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.



• 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



• 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.

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