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Internal Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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
If you enjoy finding solutions to very difficult problems on a daily basis, and touching almost every aspect of the business, you’ll love coming into work at Halter! We’re looking for an Internal Systems Engineer to join our team to support the EPIC people we have here and help us scale in the USA. Cloud automation, hardware procurement, network design and cybersecurity are all various parts of what you get to work on.
We need someone self-motivated who can quickly change gears and reprioritise based on what comes up throughout the day. You’ll have primary decision-making power in most respects, we love to experiment and challenge the status quo.

What your day could look like

  • Making sure Halter internal systems are ready to support international expansion
  • Monitoring and maintaining networks and servers
  • Proactively maintaining a strong security posture
  • Upgrading, installing and configuring hardware and software for employees
  • Ensuring a smooth onboarding process for new employees
  • Having a massive impact on the products we use internally everyday, the network and associated devices
  • Maintaining video conferencing systems to ensure a seamless remote experience
  • Recognising trends in user patterns to identify problem areas
  • Building relationships with partners and vendors, ensuring that we get the best value for money

Who we’re looking for

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Eager to jump into a problem and give it a go, even if it’s something completely new
  • Working experience or a rich knowledge of IT systems, networks, and related technologies
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of various hardware and software
  • As a cloud-native company, all our infrastructure is Linux-based, so Linux experience is a must-have.
  • A genuine willingness to help the rest of the team solve their issues, big or small. You go out of your way to build strong interpersonal relationships with the EPIC team at Halter
  • Experience with Okta, SAML, OIDC, SCIM, or similar
  • Additionally, experience with any of the following would be ideal: Ansible, Terraform, AWS, version control, network architecture and provisioning.
  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar would be preferred but not a must-have.

Why our team loves working at Halter ❤️

  • Dedicate yourself to solving real-world problems alongside an epic team in a culture designed around growth.
  • A genuine and shared connection to our mission to make a difference in the world.
  • The pride of joining an iconic New Zealand technology company. 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.
  • Delicious snacks and drinks are available for your daily flow.
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.