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(Senior) Electronics Engineer



Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023
The future of food production hinges on an important question: How do we feed the world’s growing population without compromising our natural resources? 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 improving the health and wellbeing 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 dairy cows turn in unison and walk calmly towards the milking shed? 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 revolutionizing 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 through innovation, determination, 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!
As a Senior Electronics Engineer at Halter, you will demonstrate ownership of the collar hardware through a deep understanding of your hardware's requirements, functionality, and design, and see it through all aspects of its life cycle from inception through to mass deployment.

What your day could look like

  • Rapidly design, develop and test highly reliable electronics for animal wearables.
  • Root cause analysis of design and reliability failures
  • Hardware ownership: component selection, analysis, simulation, schematic design, PCB layout, prototyping, debugging, documentation, manufacturing, and test.
  • Collaborate with firmware, advanced systems, mechanical, production and Farm teams.
  • Consistently innovate to improve reliability and hardware performance while minimizing cost to hit ambitious targets.
  • Design for manufacturing, design for test, and design for EMC.
  • Develop and execute validation plans to verify all critical features.

Who we’re looking for

  • BE degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering
  • 5+ years of professional experience designing and delivering electrical hardware
  • Exceptional organisation and communication skills
  • Significant professional experience testing, troubleshooting and debugging electronics
  • Strong electronics product experience rapidly designing and delivering highly reliable electrical hardware from concept through production. Deliver new products, major changes and updates to production in a low friction way.
  • Experience shipping high-volume electronics products - and nailing it.
  • Significant professional experience rapidly designing and delivering highly reliable products
  • Ability to thrive in a self driven and demanding start­up atmosphere
  • 5+ years experience designing and implementing circuit boards from concept through production using MCUs, SoCs, onboard IMUs, GPS, WiFi, LoRa, I2C, SPI, OpAmps, analog to digital and digital to analog converters, solar power, high voltage generation and insulation, DC-DC convertors and ultra low power.
  • Deep experience in ultra low power IoT electronics design across power generation, consumption and usage. Passionate about creatively minimising power consumption by utilising cutting edge tech.
  • Proficiency with EE tools (SPICE simulation, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, signal generators, LCR meters, current clamps, HV meters etc.).

Why our team loves working at Halter

  • A genuine and shared connection to our mission to make a difference in the world.
  • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology scale-up.
  • The pride of joining an iconic New Zealand technology company growing successfully on the global stage.
  • The opportunity to work with and grow together with an enthusiastic, and highly gifted team with diverse backgrounds.
  • The opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment.
  • 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?
  • Delicious snacks and drinks are available for your daily flow.
  • 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.
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!
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
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.