Grad/Junior Electronics Engineer

  • Full Time Job
  • Hybrid
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 PartnersDCVCBlackbirdPromus Ventures, Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck and Icehouse ventures.
About the role 
As an Electronics Engineer at Halter, you will demonstrate ownership of the collar hardware through a deep understanding of your hardware requirements, functionality, design, and reliability, and see it through all aspects of its life cycle from inception through to mass deployment.
Every day we push the limits of what is possible through innovation, determination, and teamwork and we’re just getting started.
What your day could look like
    • Ownership of design or optimisation of electrical subsystems to achieve critical performance, power, and cost specifications.
    • Conduct design verification and validation testing to quantify the quality and reliability of hardware systems.
    • Report clear test conclusions to the wider team to drive improvements.
    • Design and build ancillary systems, jigs, devices, and processes to support hardware and firmware development and device production.
    • Provide technical support and fault-finding assistance to internal Halter team members or external suppliers as required.
    • Collaborate with firmware, advanced systems, mechanical, production, and Farm teams.
Who we’re looking for
    • BE degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar degree
    • Hands-on experience working with electronic hardware
    • Experience designing simple electronic systems through to functional prototypes
    • Ability to design, execute and communicate thorough test plans that draw strong conclusions quickly
    • Professional experience of testing, troubleshooting and debugging electronics
    • Knowledge of ultra-low power electronics techniques
    • Understanding or professional experience of designing electrical hardware for rugged environments.
    • Knowledge or professional experience working with portable battery technologies
    • Proficient in EE simulation tools such as LtSpice
    • Proficiency with basic EE tools - oscilloscopes, signal generators, LCR meters
    • Strong understanding of analog fundamentals and design: resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors and OpAmps
    • Strong understanding of digital fundamentals and design: MCUs, SoCs,  ADC, DAC, PWM, communications protocols (UART, SPI, I2C etc)
    • Strong Understanding of power electronics e.g. Buck convertors, Boost convertors and LDOs
    • Ability to solder fine-pitch components to a high standard
    • Ability to thrive in a self-driven and demanding startup atmosphere
    • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for your output and results
    • Exceptional organisation and communication skills
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.
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.
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