Who We Are

Ketra is a place where boring goes to die. We’re taking a stagnant industry and changing everything about it for the better; taking it all apart and starting from scratch. Is it easy? No. But somebody has to do it.

And part of what makes us ‘Ketran’ is an unwillingness to settle for the status quo. We think mediocrity sucks, and 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. People who win.

Ketra engineers are badasses who 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 engineers are changing the landscape of the lighting world, every single day.

With a small team made up of only the creme de la creme, every person at Ketra has a huge impact. Multiple disciplines come together to form a dream team of talent, and we pour our passion into our shared, huge, ultra-important goals.

We aren’t stopping until we win. Are you coming with us?

 

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

Current openings: 

Embedded Software Engineer

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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: 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/or abilities required.

  • 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.

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

Systems Engineer

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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 Electrical Engineer to develop lighting products and control systems. This individual contributor role will design electronics used in LED lamps, luminaires, and lighting control systems.

This role reports to Director of Electrical Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop analog and digital electronic circuits for lighting systems
  • Validate designs at system level including hardware and software integration
  • Work closely with other electronics, software, and firmware development teams to produce world-class performance and quality systems
  • Take product from concept to full-production

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/or abilities required.

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 3 to 5 years or more of relevant industry experience in analog or digital electronics design
  • Experience with C/C++/C# programming and ARM microprocessor architecture is a plus
  • Desire to work on a variety of tasks to solve difficult technical problems
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

Software Engineer

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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 Windows desktop software application for configuring our lighting systems and web backend for backing up configurations and collecting data about system usage.

This role reports to Director of Firmware/Software Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Do full stack development for Ketra’s Windows desktop software applications and web backend
  • 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

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/or abilities required.

  • Strong C++, C#, or Java programming skills
  • Experience with Windows app development, WPF a plus
  • Familiarity with database administration such as SQL, NoSQL
  • Experience with web platforms such as Ruby on Rails or Django
  • Knowledge of internet security, OAuth, Amazon Web Services 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 to jobs@ketra.com.

Quality and Reliability Engineer

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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 Quality and Reliability Engineer to maintain all Ketra lighting and control products through the entire product development cycle and into production, and will greatly influence quality/reliability across the company through interactions with internal engineering groups and cross-functional teams consisting of design, marketing, product test engineering, program management and supply chain.

This role reports to Director of Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Integrate industry best practices into the Product Development Process and define and execute quality and reliability requirements for deliverables, including defining reliability qualification plan/requirements and derating reliability stress conditions to application use cases.
  • Assess each product through the product development process to ensure appropriate quality and reliability in our products when they are released to production.
  • Responsible for overall Quality and Workmanship for contract manufacturer (CM) factory output by implementing proper controls and quality checks as required.
  • Participate in Engineering and Technical design, production, and quality issues and implement changes as defined.
  • Design and implement process monitoring methods at CM facilities to insure CM is under control.  This includes formal process and product audits and sampling.
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Insure that Ketra, and contract manufacturers, are compliant with government regulations and standards.
  • Provide product and test method training to CMs to insure Ketra’s processes and procedures are followed.
  • Participate in New Product Introduction Teams.
  • Own the development programs from a reliability and quality standpoint – guide and influence the cross-functional development teams to utilize best practices, properly assess the reliability of products as they are developed, and continually improve corporate reliability processes and methods.
  • Technically assess reliability issues as they arise in development through reliability modeling and use condition derating in partnership with design, apps, and test functions.
  • Assess design test coverage, test program coverage, etc. to ensure DPPM at release to production meets customer/market requirements.
  • Lead qual failure and issue debug efforts and be able to clearly and confidently communicate plans, results, and progress to challenging customers world-wide.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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/or abilities required.

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or related science.
  • Experience in luminaire manufacturing or high-tech hardware (electromechanical systems).
  • Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese is a plus.

Preferred skills: Dealing with complexity; communicating effectively with others; self-motivated; handling problems with incomplete information; presentation skills especially technical information; PCB Assembly methods, equipment and procedures; PCBA testing and troubleshooting; machining/casting/extrusion & injection molding; manufacturing quality; Project Management skills; Knowledge of UL Standards a plus; ISO-9001 Quality Methods

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

Financial Analyst

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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.

Ketra is looking for a Financial Analyst who will work with Senior Management in establishing financial plans and modeling business opportunities to help make prudent and informed decisions.  The ideal candidate will have a technical background with an ability to apply that knowledge in making operational business decisions.

This role reports to the CFO and will also work directly with the CEO on business planning and financial modeling.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Model cash flows for varied revenue and expense scenarios and report upon sensitivities
  • Work with VP of Operations on modeling optimal inventory capacity and build strategies
  • Collaborate with VP of Sales on revenue forecasting for existing and future product lines
  • Proactively identify opportunities for operational improvements and cost savings
  • Evaluate historical bookings and billings performance as indicators of future revenue trends
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as required by the CFO, CEO or other members of management

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

  • Technology related Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • MBA, CPA, CFA designation preferred
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • 2 – 5 years of operational business consulting
  • Proven record of leadership through work or extracurricular activities
  • Highly proficient with analytical tools, such as Excel or SQL
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and have great communication and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills and an ability to work effectively with people at all levels within an organization

 

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

 

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

Accounting Intern

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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.

Ketra has an excellent opportunity for an Accounting Intern who is interested in learning the workings of an Austin start-up. The ideal candidate is someone who understands the importance of being detailed but who can also step back to understand the bigger picture of how a business is run.

This role reports to the Accounting Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the Accounts Payable process, coding and entering bills into the accounting system
  • Audit employee expense reports
  • Enter credit card transactions
  • Process customer credit applications and set up new customers
  • Assist with customer invoicing and collection efforts
  • Prepare weekly bank deposit
  • Review new sales bookings
  • Other miscellaneous projects

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/or abilities required.

  • Working toward Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting major.
  • Firm understanding of the basic principles of accounting.
  • Experience with an ERP system is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office suite, especially Excel and Word. Working knowledge of PowerPoint a plus.
  • Excellent organization, communication, follow-through, and execution skills.

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com

Marketing Coordinator

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday 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.
Ketra has an immediate opening for a Marketing Coordinator who will assist with various marketing communications initiatives such as events, collateral creation, and other marketing tasks as needed. If you are an excellent communicator with great organizational skills, this is the job for you!
This role reports to the Marketing Manager.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to MarComm through website maintenance and collateral creation
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to plan and execute events attendance and awards submissions
  • Oversee monthly newsletter and email marketing campaigns to key stakeholders
  • Assist with various MarComm initiatives and ad hoc projects
  • Help increase brand awareness through social media, events, and online presence

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/or abilities required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business or other related field
  • 1+ years prior experience in a customer facing communications role preferred
  • Excellent language skills, both written and in presentation form
  • Exceedingly detail oriented and organized
  • Excitement to work in a fast-paced startup environment and learn about marketing in a B2B
*writing sample required upon request

Regional Sales Manager - Austin/Dallas

Ketra has revolutionized the lighting industry through the creation of a new category: Natural Light. From the energizing midday sun to the familiar, soothing glow of a candle, Natural Light change 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 Regional Sales Manager with a strong track record of success selling systems to B2B customers in both the Austin and Dallas markets. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate the superiority, innovation and value of Natural Light, and turn customer interest into design wins.

This role reports to: VP of Sales

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine key targets including architects, lighting designers and developers to present the Ketra solution.
  • Develop relationships with the design and build ecosystem (designers, MEPs, contractors and distributers).
  • Manage pipeline of opportunities and work with Ketra factory applications team to successfully help designers use Ketra lighting and control products.
  • Meets quota targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives within Austin and Dallas markets.
  • Help customers commission Ketra lighting and control products.

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/or abilities required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, business administration or related discipline.
  • Five plus years of successfully selling systems to B2B customers.
  • Experience with LED lighting and /or lighting controls is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Successful track record in sales or business development roles.
  • Highly motivated with a passion to make Ketra a market leader in lighting.
  • Proficient in MS Office and CRM tools.
  • Excellent organization, communication, follow-through, and execution skills.

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com