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Electronics Engineering Internship 2024/2025



Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Friday, July 5, 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
Halter is looking for high performing Electronic or Mechatronic Engineering students to join the Halter Hardware team for the summer. Your work will be fundamental in ensuring the success of the hardware team goals and will be pivotal in driving key performance improvements across the product. You will work closely with the Electronics, Mechanical, Firmware and Production engineering teams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where decisions are made quickly and everyone has an impact. You will have the opportunity to contribute directly to our production hardware.
This internship will run from the 18th of November 2024 through to the 28th of February 2025. It will be full-time 40 hours a week over this period.

What your day could look like

  • Reduce device cost, and increase device reliability and performance through optimising existing, and developing new, electronic circuits.
  • Conduct design verification testing to quantify the quality of hardware designs.
  • Design and build ancillary systems, jigs, devices, and processes to support hardware and firmware development and device production.
  • Provide technical debugging support and assistance to internal Halter team members or external suppliers as required.
  • Assist the hardware team with any other miscellaneous projects required to complete high-level team objectives.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are enrolled in your penultimate, final year or have a recent completion of an electronics/mechatronics engineering or similar degree.
  • Someone with the right attitude. We’re looking for the deeply curious, those who are driven to learn and grow in all areas.
  • Someone who is energetic and excited about what we’re driving for at Halter.
  • A student who is passionate about electronics and hardware design and gets involved in extracurricular activities.
  • We want someone who is hungry, who wants to be stretched and wants to start doing the best work of their life, right now.
  • An intern at Halter is a fully-fledged member of the team and you’ll be given opportunity, ownership and responsibility like everyone else.
  • If this sounds a little intense, it is. You’ll be working alongside an epic team of the best and brightest. You’ll be having an impact and you’ll be learning quickly - that’s Halter.

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 alongside a dynamic, and highly talented 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
  • We offer a competitive remuneration package
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.