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.

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.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) 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 an Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager who will lead the development, administration, and maintenance of company-wide, comprehensive environmental health and safety programs, policies, and procedures.

This role reports to Director of Production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain company environmental health and 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
  • Manage EPA and OSHA annual reporting
  • 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 OSHA and EPA regulations and reporting requirements
  • 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.

Field Application Engineer - San Francisco

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 Application Engineer (FAE) to support our Sales organization, customers and partners.

The FAE will help 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 FAE may also be called upon to assist with installation and support projects. This position is located in the San Francisco, CA and reports to the Regional System Sales Engineer.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Turn project specifications and construction documents into engineered lighting and control solutions based on Ketra products and 3rd 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

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.

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 the 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.