Careers
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+
SQUARE FEET

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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Graphic Designer

Ketra is looking for a full-time Graphic Designer who possesses an unprecedented sense of creativity and exceptional attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have experience in a technical setting and be comfortable developing technical documents on a daily basis. This person will work closely with the product marketing team in putting together packages of information for new and upcoming products. Ketra is a fast-paced, deadline-focused manufacturing startup, so the ideal candidate should be comfortable managing multiple projects at once and prioritizing work autonomously.

This role reports to the Marketing Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create graphics and/or design for communication materials through a variety of media outlets
  • Develop installation guides, product manuals, and other technical documents
  • Collaborate with designers on collateral pieces, and website as needed
  • Complete production work and file adjustments quickly and thoroughly
  • Juggle multiple deadlines, prioritize work, and keep projects moving forward
  • Bring a positive attitude, open mind, and a desire to collaborate and learn
  • Curate video and imagery content as needed
  • Edit and maintain product imagery and documents

Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess a variety of complementary skills. The requirements listed below are representative of the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience.

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year university (or equivalent) -- focus in computer science, and/or art and design, or related field
  • 3 years full-time work experience, agency experience a plus
  • Expert level with the following Adobe programs: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Demonstrated experience with print production, web design, (video editing a plus)
  • Experience with the following is a plus: Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Experience creating ad campaigns across all media channels is a plus
  • A knack for technical writing and editing is a huge plus
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with marketing team and translate ideas into original design
  • Exceptional eye for quality, precision, and attention to detail
  • Responsive to feedback and open to communication and critique
  • Able to communicate effectively with teammates

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 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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Field Technician - NYC

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 Services 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 NYC 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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Lighting Controls 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 Lighting Controls Product Manager who will be responsible for product definition, positioning and market strategy for the firm’s target markets. The Lighting Controls 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.

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.

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Administrative Assistant  

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 full-time Administrative Assistant whose primary responsibilities will be to greet customers and vendors in person or by phone. In addition to this, the Administrative Assistant will assist with general office management and provide basic clerical assistance. As the first point of contact to the company, you will be expected to learn the fundamentals of our products so that you will be informed when answering incoming calls.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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. Also included is supporting the office with out-bound shipments.
  • Coordinate meetings and organize conference room availability.
  • Assist the People Operations Manager in coordinating employee events and activities
  • Assist Finance department with expense report reviews and accounts payable duties
  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • As a key customer and vendor facing representative of Ketra, the ideal candidate must have a strong professional sense of presentation.
  • Exceptional organization, communication, follow-through, and execution skills.
  • High familiarity with MS Office products.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Professionalism, reliability, timeliness and attention to detail are key attributes the candidate must possess.
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with ERP systems and cloud-based applications is strongly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate must have an interest in learning about Ketra’s products and technology and must be comfortable working in a start-up environment.

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

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