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Junior Electronics Engineer



Other Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
The future of food production hinges on an important question: How do we feed the world’s growing population without compromising our natural resources? Both dairy and beef farmers feed our population and hold the keys to vital climate solutions. At Halter, we’re on a mission to enable farmers to run the most productive and sustainable farms. Farmers are using Halter to break free from the time-intensive constraints of conventional farming. They’re growing more grass, increasing milk production and/or helping their cattle gain more weight (for beef farming) and improving the health and well-being of their cows.
We bridge deep tech into farming. Halter enables farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cows’ health and behaviour. Can you imagine watching 500 cows or cattle walk calmly towards the milking shed or their next break? No quad bikes, no dogs, no fences. Just a mob of cows walking at their own pace. People say it looks like magic. Our customers are revolutionising farming with Halter. It's changing lives and transforming an industry.
People join Halter because they want to do meaningful work. By joining us you’ll be solving challenging problems within a talented team and a culture built for high performance. Our team out-think, out-work and out-care. We’re committed to delivering real change in the world - this isn’t easy, and in truth, we love that it’s hard. We’re backed to deliver on a mission that matters by Tier 1 investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, DCVC, Blackbird, Promus Ventures, Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck and Icehouse ventures.
To find out more, visit our careers website, LinkedIn & Instagram.
About the role
Every day we push the limits of what is possible on the farm through innovation, resilience, and teamwork. A key part of this role will be your ability to find elegant and practical solutions to challenging and dynamic problems. When you're changing the way the world farms, all sorts of interesting situations come up!
We're looking for a highly motivated Junior Electronics Engineer to help our growth through multiple international markets this year. As an Electronics Engineer at Halter, you will demonstrate ownership of the hardware development through a diligent approach to understanding of hardware's requirements, functionality, and design, and see it through all aspects of its life cycle from inception through to mass deployment.
You’ll be working on all aspects of the electronics, including ultra-low power design, RF optimization and antenna design, solar power conversion, battery technologies, audio, and high-voltage pulse circuits.

What your day could look like

  • Rapidly design, develop, and test highly reliable electronics for world-leading animal wearables and infrastructure.
  • End-to-end electronic design ownership including component selection, analysis, simulation, schematic design, PCB layout, prototyping, debugging, documentation, manufacturing, and testing.
  • Consistently innovate to improve reliability and hardware performance while minimizing cost to hit ambitious targets.
  • Collaborate with firmware, advanced systems, mechanical, production and farm teams.
  • Design for manufacturing, design for testing, and design for EMC.
  • Develop and execute validation plans to verify all critical features.
  • Root cause analysis of manufacturing and field returns, providing clinical feedback for design improvements

Who we’re looking for

  • Someone who is 1 to 2 years out of university OR you have a recent completion of an electronics/mechatronics engineering or similar degree.
  • Experience in testing, troubleshooting and debugging electronics without significant oversight
  • Someone eager to work and learn alongside a rapidly moving team who are developing world-class hardware products
  • A strong desire to develop skills for shipping high-volume electronic products
  • Strong organisation, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a self-driven and demanding start­up atmosphere
  • Fascinated by ultra-low power IoT electronics design across power generation, consumption and usage. Passionate about creatively minimising power consumption by utilising cutting-edge tech.
  • Relevant knowledge for development and testing for key subsystems such as MCUs, SoCs, IMUs, GPS, WiFi, LoRa, I2C, SPI, OpAmps, analog to digital and digital to analog converters, solar power, high voltage generation and insulation, DC-DC converters and ultra-low power.
  • Proficiency with EE tools (SPICE simulation, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, signal generators, LCR meters, current clamps, HV meters etc.).
  • BE degree in Electrical Engineering or similar relevant qualification.

Why our team loves working at Halter

  • Every now and again a company comes along that disrupts and transforms an entire industry, leaving society in a better place. Few people get the opportunity to work at companies like these. Halter is an incredible technology transforming an essential industry. We have a genuine and shared connection to our mission to make a difference in the world.
  • Our product changes the lives of our customers, directly improving their livelihoods and their lifestyle. Your work matters.
  • Dedicate yourself to solving real-world problems alongside an epic team in a high-growth culture. The excitement, risk and reward of a high-growth technology scale-up on the global stage. Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and our impact is real.
  • State-of-the-art, dog-friendly office that’s been thoughtfully designed right in the heart of Auckland city. Did we mention dogs and cows?
  • Healthy body, healthy mind. We’re partnered with Southern Cross Health Insurance to support your well-being.
  • We offer 6 months of fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers, 4 weeks of fully paid secondary caregiver leave and many other parental benefits that support you and your family.
  • Our personal growth is important. Halter offers an annual $1000 self-development budget to be used for anything that fuels personal growth.
  • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave and unlimited paid annual leave.
  • We offer an inclusive and attractive remuneration package made up of salary, benefits and an employee stock ownership plan.
Our Office First Approach
We do have flexible working hours and you can work from home when you need to but we encourage our team to be in the office as much as you can.
We have an office-first approach because we would like to keep the opportunity for teams to have spontaneous interactions which in turn has allowed our team at Halter to foster strong relationships. Stronger relationships make it easier to disagree, give feedback, do meaningful work and as a result, be higher performing as a team.
Join our team
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace — a place where we can each be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and under-represented groups of candidates tend to only apply when they meet every requirement. If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily tick every requirement on this job description, please still get in touch and apply to Halter. We’d love to chat to see if you’ll be an epic fit!
If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply below by sending through your cover letter explaining why you’re excited about this role and working at Halter, along with your CV, and we’ll be in touch!
Please also feel free to check out the careers and culture page for more information on working at Halter and don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn & Instagram.