Senior Optical Engineer | Ketra

Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Position Level: 
Position Location: 
Austin, Texas
Job Description: 

Ketra is a dynamic and promising startup company with innovative and proprietary technologies that enable the highest quality LED lighting in the industry. We are based in Austin, TX, and have spent the last several years developing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions to be used in lighting products. We are seeking end-product design engineers, particularly, Optical Engineers, who have strong back ground in designing optical systems in lighting or similar products. LED-based lighting is becoming a multi-billion dollar market and now is the time to join an exciting company with great products led by a management team with a proven track-record.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop optical systems for lighting products that meet product specifications and regulatory requirements.
• Synthesize, simulate, prototype, and validate designs to support product development schedule and phase gates.
• Work closely with electronics, systems, test, and mechanical engineers to achieve overall successful product objectives and requirements.
• Lead and interface with external optical consulting firm to accelerate and aid in designing various optical subsystems.
• Develop design strategy based on platform and modularity so that designs can be leveraged across multiple products.

• B.S. or Masters in Optical Engineering, Physics, or related technical field.
• 3-10 yrs+ industry experience with optical system design and development.
• Experience taking systems from concept into prototypes and then into production.
• Experience in 3D CAD systems, lit-appearance modeling, non-imaging optics design principles.
• Experience with optical design and simulation software and modeling of light behavior and chromaticity distribution.

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


Michael Cramer
Ketra, Inc.
3815 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78704
O: 512.347.1100
C: 512.657.6777