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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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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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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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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 jobs@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 jobs@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 jobs@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 jobs@ketra.com.

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Senior Interactive Designer

Ketra is a fast-growing technology brand that is transforming how people experience light. From our Natural Light solutions that shift throughout the day to mimic sunlight to our full spectrum of high quality, tunable whites and colors, 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.

Ketra was founded in 2009, with a disruptive LED lighting system rooted in its patented driver chip and feedback system, catching the attention of top architects, lighting designers and leading industry press. Since then, we’ve expanded our footprint from leading workplace and hospitality spaces, to world-class museums and luxury residences.

In April 2018, Ketra was acquired by Lutron Electronics, an established leader in lighting controls and shades with a rich history in manufacturing excellence. Pairing Ketra's innovative lighting technology with Lutron's world-class controls and automated shades brings exciting and new possibilities to both brands and our customers.

Ketra is seeking a graphic designer to support our mission to transform the experience of light. Based in Austin, Texas, our marketing team works closely with key stakeholders across the organization to deliver industry leading communications across multiple mediums.

We seek problem solvers and self-starters who are experienced in creating elegant solutions in a fast paced, startup culture looking to deliver excellence on all fronts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement design systems and style guides across a variety of different mediums with a focus on interaction and responsive design
  • Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
  • Find creative ways to solve UX problems
  • Work closely with Creative Director and Digital Marketing Director to rapidly prototype solutions
  • Communicate design ideas and prototypes to front end developers, stakeholders and external software development team
  • Work within CMS environments such as Hubspot to create 1-to-1 design comps
  • Visual QA all design assets
  • Help conceptualize and execute brand expressions for packaging, web, trade show and showroom contexts
  • Help visualize data and tell stories through graphic assets such as infographics
  • Develop creative solutions to help people experience the transformative power of light

 

Job Requirements: 

  • Understanding of user centered design methods and processes
  • Deep understanding of front end development
  • 5+ years of experience as a graphic designer
  • Strong portfolio of interaction design projects that shows an ability to solve problems through design
  • Understanding of Research Methods
  • Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
  • Proficient in design software (e.g. Sketch, InVision, CS)
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS; JavaScript is a plus
  • Holistic problem solver with ability to juggle deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BSc in Design or Communications-related field
  • Experience designing for residential or luxury products is a plus 

 

Lutron Electronics is the leading manufacturer of lighting controls worldwide. Our unsurpassed quality, the breadth and depth of our product offerings and our commitment to servicing our worldwide customers have resulted in double digit growth annually. This growth has in turn allowed the company to continue to invest in recruiting and retaining the best people we can find to service our customers. Continuous growth has also fueled our ability to constantly develop new technologies and new manufacturing processes that in turn drive the creation of new or better products and services

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.

 

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Product Test Engineer

Ketra, a Lutron Company, is the world leader in natural light technology and offers wireless lighting and control solutions that deliver beautiful, customizable light in residential and commercial environments. Ketra has an immediate opening for a Product Test Engineer in its Austin, TX facility.  In this position, you will design and develop all production test systems both in Austin and in other global facilities.  A successful Product Test Engineer will use cross-functional leadership, technical knowledge, and clear communication to ensure engineering and production teams meet or exceed customers’ delivery and quality expectations. 

The Product Test Engineer reports directly to the Vice President of Ketra Operations. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, improve and maintain automated test programs for mixed signal ICs
  • Develop hardware and automated test program used in design validation and production
  • Drive manufacturing readiness for product launch and transfer to mass production
  • Work closely with Lutron's worldwide manufacturing facilities to ensure successful product transfer among facilities
  • Design, install, qualify and troubleshoot production and test equipment
  • Write and execute test and qualification plans, design and construct testing apparatus, analyze data with statistical validity and write test reports
  • Ability to interact with production workforce as well as design engineers
  • Oversee test design for product builds, note and resolve all equipment and process issues
  • Create process documentation for test systems
  • Analyze production build data, and determine process capability and address issues
  • Communicate and resolve engineering and quality issues with local and international vendors

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, MS degree a plus
  • Experience with semiconductor design/manufacturing desired
  • Experience using PCB design software, knowledge of system analog and IC design
  • Familiar with IC automated test equipment to validate designs and test programs
  • Software development knowledge including C/C++/C# & .NET Framework, PERL or Python
  • GUI development
  • Leadership experience within a team or project
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams
  • Ability to own, lead projects and manage priorities
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • An innovator, builder and tinkerer
  • Possess a curious mind and a drive to succeed
  • Strong ability to converge problems and build consensus across the organization
  • Hands-on approach
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Familiarity with Agile development practices.

Willingness to travel 10% of the time.

 

If qualified, please apply here.

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