Careers

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?

WHO WE ARE
29
US PATENTS
95
PASSIONATE EMPLOYEES
500+
INSTALLATIONS
3,000,000+
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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 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 skill sets. The requirements listed below are representative of the 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.

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Buyer

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 Buyer who will have responsibility for placing orders in support of the development initiatives of all functions within the company.

This role reports to Director of Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and process purchase requisitions in a timely manner
  • Prepare purchase orders and ensure delivery to vendor
  • Communicate order status to requester
  • Follow up and expedite open orders to ensure on-time delivery
  • Source alternate suppliers as necessary to ensure continuity of supply or optimal pricing
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with other departments within the company

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 Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or other related field
  • 2+ years of relevant purchasing experience
  • ERP experience
  • Must be highly self-motivated and customer-centric
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Field Applications Engineer - SF

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 Applications Engineer (AE) to support our Sales organization, customers and partners. The AE helps create product solutions that realize design concepts produced by lighting specifiers and channel partners. This includes technical solutions, product bills of materials, diagrams and calculations. The AE may also be called upon to assist with installation and support projects. This position is located in the San Francisco, CA.

The System Sales Engineer helps create product solutions that realize design concepts produced by lighting specifiers and channel partners. This includes technical solutions, product bills of materials, diagrams and calculations.

This role reports to VP Solutions & Services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Turn project specifications and construction documents into engineered lighting and control solutions based on Ketra products and 3 rd party components as needed
  • Provide technical support for projects via email, phone or in person to Ketra’s customers and partners
  • Assist sales team with technical communications with lighting and controls specifiers such as Architects, Lighting Designers, Engineers, Interior Designers
  • Manage relationships with onsite integration teams and trades including General Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Distributors, Dealers and Agencies
  • Manage and/or assist with project startup, programming and turnover to end-user
  • Drive project and technician scheduling
  • Work with commercial sales channel stakeholders to resolve project-specific issues as needed
  • Manage record keeping and project documentation for all work performed
  • Provide product and project feedback to Ketra development teams to improve products
  • Participate in regular project status meetings to keep all stakeholders updated
  • Ensure timely and technically correct coordination with any 3 rd party integrators
  • Support product returns and replacements process
  • Conduct project post mortems and create recommendations for process improvement and technological upgrades

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 in Engineering, Theater or Entertainment Technology or proven track record with relevant technical experience
  • Team player with excellent communication and listening skills
  • Strong project management skills, good follow-through, results driven
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving
  • Proficient in computer and systems skills (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Experience with networking equipment setup, installation and debug including routers, switches and access points
  • Experience and understanding of basic electrical systems and concepts
  • AutoCAD and/or Agi32 experience is a plus
  • Experience with lighting programming software and platforms is a plus
  • Dedication to organized project tracking and information recording
  • Customer-oriented approach that exhibits patience and attentiveness in all client interactions
  • Comfortable working independently and with limited direct oversight
  • Approximately 25% travel requirement

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Field Applications Engineer - NY

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 Applications Engineer (AE) to support our Sales organization, customers and partners. The AE helps create product solutions that realize design concepts produced by lighting specifiers and channel partners. This includes technical solutions, product bills of materials, diagrams and calculations. The AE may also be called upon to assist with installation and support projects. This position is located in the New York City, NY.

The System Sales Engineer helps create product solutions that realize design concepts produced by lighting specifiers and channel partners. This includes technical solutions, product bills of materials, diagrams and calculations.

This role reports to VP Solutions & Services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Turn project specifications and construction documents into engineered lighting and control solutions based on Ketra products and 3 rd party components as needed
  • Provide technical support for projects via email, phone or in person to Ketra’s customers and partners
  • Assist sales team with technical communications with lighting and controls specifiers such as Architects, Lighting Designers, Engineers, Interior Designers
  • Manage relationships with onsite integration teams and trades including General Contractors, Electrical Contractors, Distributors, Dealers and Agencies
  • Manage and/or assist with project startup, programming and turnover to end-user
  • Drive project and technician scheduling
  • Work with commercial sales channel stakeholders to resolve project-specific issues as needed
  • Manage record keeping and project documentation for all work performed
  • Provide product and project feedback to Ketra development teams to improve products
  • Participate in regular project status meetings to keep all stakeholders updated
  • Ensure timely and technically correct coordination with any 3 rd party integrators
  • Support product returns and replacements process
  • Conduct project post mortems and create recommendations for process improvement and technological upgrades

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 in Engineering, Theater or Entertainment Technology or proven track record with relevant technical experience
  • Team player with excellent communication and listening skills
  • Strong project management skills, good follow-through, results driven
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving
  • Proficient in computer and systems skills (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Experience with networking equipment setup, installation and debug including routers, switches and access points
  • Experience and understanding of basic electrical systems and concepts
  • AutoCAD and/or Agi32 experience is a plus
  • Experience with lighting programming software and platforms is a plus
  • Dedication to organized project tracking and information recording
  • Customer-oriented approach that exhibits patience and attentiveness in all client interactions
  • Comfortable working independently and with limited direct oversight
  • Approximately 25% travel requirement

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Safety Manager 

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 Safety Manager who will lead the development, administration, and maintenance of company-wide, comprehensive occupational safety programs, policies, and procedures.

This role reports to Director of Production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain company safety policies, programs, and standard operating procedures
  • Ensure that the company is compliant with local, state, and federal workplace environmental health and safety regulations
  • Coordinate and lead new employee safety orientations
  • Organize routine mock OSHA inspections to identify any potential hazards on site
  • Perform incident investigations to determine their root cause(s) and implement necessary corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Act as company liaison with governmental agencies, insurance carriers, professional safety and health providers and others and serves as the company representative in case of injuries, inspections, etc.
  • Audit, maintain and update safety systems with the goal of improving safety records and ongoing safety compliance

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 a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in safety program management and administration
  • Expert knowledge of health & safety regulations, including OSHA standards and electrical work hazards
  • Proactive, persuasive communicator and facilitator
  • Ability to train and educate personnel at all levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced startup environment
  • May be required to occasionally work beyond the normal hours, shift, and on weekends/holidays.
  • Preferred: Certified Safety Professional

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Field Technician 

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 Field Technician to provide technical product support to Ketra’s customers and partners. In this role the Field Technician is the first line of contact during all phases of the construction project lifecycle. The Field Technician provides technical and application support and also assists with troubleshooting. This position is located in the San Francisco, CA area.

This role reports to Technical Services Manager .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for projects via email, phone or in person to Ketra’s customers and partners
  • Provide onsite, web-based or phone based training for Ketra technical product offering including lighting control systems and software packages
  • Manage relationships with onsite integration teams
  • Work with commercial sales channel stakeholders to resolve project-specific issues as needed
  • Manage record keeping and project documentation for all work performed
  • Provide product and project feedback to Ketra development teams to improve products
  • Participate in regular project status meetings to keep all stakeholders updated
  • Ensure timely and technically correct coordination with any 3rd party integrators
  • Provide post-sales technical support as needed
  • Support product returns and replacements process
  • Conduct project post mortems and create recommendations for process improvement and technological upgrades

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 project management skills, good follow-through, results driven
  • Good analytical skills and problem solving
  • Proficient in computer and systems skills (Word, Excel and Power Point)
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Dedication to organized project tracking and information recording
  • Customer-oriented approach that exhibits patience and attentiveness in all client interactions
  • Comfortable working independently and with limited direct oversight
  • Approximately 25% travel requirement

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

Please send resumes to michael.cramer@goketra.com.

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Accounts Payable Specialist  

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 Accounts Payable Specialist who will be responsible for all phases of accounts payable processing, vendor statement reconciliation and other accounting functions as assigned.

This role reports to the Accounting Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Match all invoices to packing slips, or other supporting documentation, and enter payables in ERP system
  • Communicate with vendors to resolve invoice discrepancies and disputes
  • Maintain and organize filing of invoices and other supporting documentation
  • Audit and process employee expense reports for reimbursement
  • Prepare weekly payment batch
  • Participate in ad hoc assignments 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/or abilities required.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 2+ years of data entry experience, preferably in Accounts Payable
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Experience using an ERP system
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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Product Manager

Ketra is a dynamic company with innovative and proprietary technologies that enable the highest quality LED lighting in the industry. Based in Austin, Texas, Ketra is developing a complete lighting solution product portfolio including specification grade luminaires, lamps, controls and software. Ketra is looking for a Product Manager who will be responsible for product definition, positioning and market strategy for the firm’s target markets. The Product Manager will manage Ketra’s products through product planning, new product introduction, pricing strategy, and competitive analysis.

This role reports to the Vice President of Marketing.

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver a market driven product offering.

  • Perform market research and analysis to determine optimal market strategy for product line.
  • Facilitate input on product ideas and needs from influential, recognized industry leaders and end users.
  • Define new product Market Requirements Documents (MRDs)

Develop product strategies and tactics that support corporate goals for profitability and market share.

  • Communicate and work with Marketing Communications Professionals to translate goals into product, market and industry communication strategies.
  • Lifecycle Management of R&D, product and marketing roadmap.
  • Oversee competitive product analysis and product positioning in the marketplace. Perform regular competitive analysis on price, performance and services.
  • Recommend themes for promotions, collateral and trade shows. Represent Ketra at trade shows and industry events.
  • Identify new product opportunities in the firm’s target markets.
  • Verify new product fit with overall product and corporate strategies.

Provide support for the sales channel

  • Inform and train the direct and extended sales force through various points of communications including quarterly sales meetings, sales training, messaging to sales force and running periodic product web meetings.
  • Establish relationships and credibility with key customers.
  • Provide on-site product and technology training for key partners.
  • Deliver product and technology presentations at industry events.
  • Maintain product and price lists.
  • Advocate product needs for sales.

Nature & Scope

Works to gather feedback from internal and external sales staff, channel partners, specifiers and end users. Organizes and analyzes this feedback, and delivers product and market strategy recommendations based on the analysis.

Must have practical experience in the development and obsolescence of diverse product lines. Significant experience and knowledge in supporting market focused product offerings based on new technology architectures. Experience and/or insight into the target markets they are to support.

Must possess the ability to communicate, negotiate and persuade at all management levels. Must be knowledgeable in the company's business practices and direction as well as familiar with the company's products and services and have demonstrated an on going commitment to maintain current with changing industry trends and breakthroughs.

Must be comfortable in leadership position in an environment of constant change deriving satisfaction from the challenge of integrating technology into commercially viable, differentiated, customer-focused products. Must develop efficient and effective timely solutions to diverse and complex business problems.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, business, marketing or related focus.
  • Experience in product management.
  • Solid management capacity and leadership style.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in use of major PC office applications.
  • Must be able to work in a fast moving, high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to travel to international and domestic locations.

Desired Requirements

  • Experience as a Product Manager in the lighting industry.
  • MBA and/or experience as a practicing lighting specifier.
  • Experience in high technology industry product line marketing, particularly integrated hardware and software platforms, including product development and product communications.
  • Experience in fast paced project management of multiple products and product lines with aggressive time to market schedules.

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

Please send resumes to jobs@ketra.com.

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