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Halter

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Welcome to the future of farming

Halter enables farmers to shift, manage and monitor their herd remotely from a smart device. Our vision is to enable a future of fence-less farming which is more efficient for farmers, less stressful for animals, and more environmentally sustainable.

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2016
Employees
51-100
Industry
AgriTech
Funding stage
Series A

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Halter's mission is to lead the movement to a simpler, more ethical, and sustainable way of farming.

The Market Opportunity Ahead for Halter

The New Zealand Dairy sector contributes over $10 billion (NZD) to the country's economy... and that's only what's going on here on our shores!

The have developed leading-edge hardware and state-of-the-art software deliver an unparalleled farm management tool. Solar-powered, GPS-enabled smart collars are fitted to each dairy cow and coupled with a simple app that allows farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence, and proactively monitor their cow’s health, feed, and behaviour.

Halter's is striving to reinvent the future of dairy farming and reduce the intensive hours farmers work, supporting farmers to meet growing global food demand, enhancing animal welfare, and protecting our environment.

Diversity and Inclusion at Halter

  • Halter has made a commitment to pay parity. All employees are paid for their "seat" meaning the role they hold. This ensures we have no disparity in salaries between underrepresented groups. 
  • They have recently overhauled their hiring process to ensure they are attracting talent from all walks of life, that the recruiting process is free from bias, and that they don't fall into the trap of hiring for "culture fit".
  • They are using a language analysis tools to ensure our job descriptions use inclusive language to appeal to a wider talent poolAll interviewers have completed unconscious bias training.
  • They have standardised recruiting processes and are developing competency frameworks to assess against to ensure objective hiring decisions
  • On the inclusion road map ahead we are looking to foster employee resource groups within the company, kick off a mentorship/sponsorship program as well as ongoing training for all employees to feel equipped with the right tools to promote an inclusive workplace.

Company Vision

Halter's vision is to lead a fundamental shift in the agriculture sector, putting sustainability along with farmer and animal welfare at the forefront. Halter's goals extend beyond simply building a product but constructing an entirely new ecosystem for the agricultural space thus transforming New Zealand’s biggest export earner to drive profitability in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

Working with us

Values

  • Act like a CEO

    We know that being responsible for delivering a certain outcome is tough but pursuing goals with passion and purpose, just like a great CEO, will allow you to find a way to make it happen.

  • Hunger over experience

    We back talented, motivated and resourceful people with our most important and critical projects. We look to bite off more than we can chew, and then chew like hell.

  • We are pioneers

    Halter is made up of pioneers that prefer to build their own path from scratch. We recognise the scale and importance of our endeavour and use original thinking and resourceful execution to win.

  • We don’t compromise the future

    Nature has given us an incredible world. To ensure a positive future, everything we do is ultimately creating a way of farming that is more simple, ethical and sustainable.

  • Team over talent

    We believe talent wins games but teamwork wins titles. Halter attracts individuals that are humble, thoughtful and talented. We work hard, we work smart and we work together.

  • Farmers come first

    We are fanatical about understanding our customers so that we can deliver valuable products to them. This mindset guides us to create enduring, genuine and helpful relationships with each of our customers.

 
 

Digital Marketing Specialist

At Halter, we're reinventing the future of farming. We’re committed to reducing the intensive hours farmers work, supporting farmers to meet growing global food demand, enhancing animal welfare and protecting our environment. We got started just a few short years ago in 2016, and have rapidly progressed to the point where we're deploying Halter to farms across New Zealand. Our leading-edge hardware and state-of-the-art software deliver an unparalleled farm management tool. Solar-powered, GPS-enabled smart collars are fitted to each dairy cow and coupled with a simple app that allows farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cow’s health, feed and behaviour.
Our work is turning heads. Halter won the 2021 Agri Magic Smart Farming award and we have also won in two categories for the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. We are backed by a set of sophisticated investors that have supported a stream of other leading technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Airbnb and Spotify. We are also incredibly fortunate to count Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck, as an investor and board member.
We hire the world's best people and provide the best environment to enable them to do their best work. We have a passion for innovation, a desire to make a genuine difference, and a culture that we know is pretty special.
About the role
Reporting to the Marketing Manager, and working closely with a small, high-performing marketing team, you will plan, create and implement a range of digital marketing initiatives, including paid digital campaigns, EDM campaigns and social media activity and engagement. 
Don’t be taken by surprise if no two days look the same. You will spend most of your time working across a number of digital marketing facets, however, this role will also see you supporting some offline marketing activity to execute and deliver results. This is a fast-paced role and you can expect to see tangible results of the work you do. 

What your day could look like

    • Strategising, coordinating and driving execution across digital channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Google Ads and LinkedIn to meet company targets.
    • Optimising existing digital activities through regular and rapid testing.
    • Exploring, presenting and testing new digital marketing opportunities in line with company targets. 
    • Moderating our social platforms, maintaining brand integrity and consistency across all channels.
    • Coordinating and delivering impactful email marketing campaigns, working closely with our in-house content and design team to coordinate assets.
    • Proactively growing your knowledge of farming to improve audience targeting and messaging.
    • Reporting on results and analysis to drive learnings and insights across your team.
    • Working with the marketing team to coordinate and execute key offline events.
    • Whatever else needs to get done to drive results across marketing.

What we are looking for

    • 2+ years of digital marketing experience.
    • Strong knowledge and working experience of paid digital advertising channels, including Google Ads, Facebook and LinkedIn.
    • Experience delivering impactful and successful email marketing campaigns.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to generate compelling content
    • You’ll be a results-orientated marketer that uses data to extract and prioritise key areas of focus.
    • High-degree of ownership and ability to thrive in a self-motivating, demanding and dynamic startup atmosphere
    • A broad understanding of all digital channels including SEM, SEO and programmatic is advantageous.
    • Understanding of Salesforce and Marketing Cloud is advantageous, but not essential.

Why our team loves working at Halter

    • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology start-up
    • We are part of shaping a growing, internationally successful, New Zealand technology company
    • The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds
    • Opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment
    • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and see our impact
    • Delicious snacks available for your day to day flow
    • Our learning and development is important so Halter offers a $1000 self-development budget
    • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave & unlimited annual leave
    • Plus a competitive salary package to sweeten the deal
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace—a place where we can all be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. We offer flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, and support for all of our people.
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!
 

Marketing Coordinator

At Halter, we're reinventing the future of farming. We’re committed to reducing the intensive hours farmers work, supporting farmers to meet growing global food demand, enhancing animal welfare and protecting our environment. We got started just a few short years ago in 2016, and have rapidly progressed to the point where we're deploying Halter to farms across New Zealand. Our leading-edge hardware and state-of-the-art software deliver an unparalleled farm management tool. Solar-powered, GPS-enabled smart collars are fitted to each dairy cow and coupled with a simple app that allows farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cow’s health, feed and behaviour.
Our work is turning heads. Halter won the 2021 Agri Magic Smart Farming award and we have also won in two categories for the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. We are backed by a set of sophisticated investors that have supported a stream of other leading technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Airbnb and Spotify. We are also incredibly fortunate to count Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck, as an investor and board member.
We hire the world's best people and provide the best environment to enable them to do their best work. We have a passion for innovation, a desire to make a genuine difference, and a culture that we know is pretty special.
About the role
Are you ready to be part of one of the most unique & fast-paced marketing teams in New Zealand? Take a chance to grow your career and become the Marketing Coordinator for Halter. No day will look the same. Coordinate and attend a farming event one day, help prepare a PR package another, or support us with lead generation and branding. 
This is a diverse role and you will be supporting the development and execution of marketing plans across various digital and offline channels, taking full responsibility for marketing admin and getting exposure to various marketing projects along the way. 

What your day could look like

    • Building and coordinating marketing collateral with our internal marketing, design and content teams. 
    • Coordinate various projects across our marketing channels
    • Coordinate and attend our offline events such as ‘Field Days’, get chatting with farmers about the value of Halter and the stories of our successful customers. 
    • Proactively growing your knowledge of farming to improve audience targeting and messaging
    • Preparing reports and taking full ownership of marketing admin. 
    • Whatever else needs to get done to drive results across marketing.

What we’re looking for

    • Ideally, someone who has completed a marketing, business or similar degree.
    • 1+ years in a general marketing coordination role, either full time or as an intern. 
    • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to help create, execute and manage marketing campaigns
    • Outstanding organisational and time management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English. 
    • High-degree of ownership and ability to thrive in a self-motivating, demanding and dynamic startup atmosphere
    • The ability to build strong working relationships with internal stakeholders

Why our team loves working at Halter

    • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology start-up
    • We are part of shaping a growing, internationally successful, New Zealand technology company
    • The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds
    • Opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment
    • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and see our impact
    • Beautiful dog-friendly offices in the heart of Auckland City
    • Delicious snacks available for your day to day flow
    • Our learning and development is important so Halter offers a $1000 self-development budget
    • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave & unlimited annual leave
    • Plus a competitive salary package to sweeten the deal
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace—a place where we can all be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. We offer flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, and support for all of our people.
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!
 

Tech Lead

At Halter, we're reinventing the future of farming. We’re committed to reducing the intensive hours farmers work, supporting farmers to meet growing global food demand, enhancing animal welfare and protecting our environment. We got started just a few short years ago in 2016, and have rapidly progressed to the point where we're deploying Halter to farms across New Zealand. Our leading-edge hardware and state-of-the-art software deliver an unparalleled farm management tool. Solar-powered, GPS-enabled smart collars are fitted to each dairy cow and coupled with a simple app that allows farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cow’s health, feed and behaviour.
Our work is turning heads. Halter won the 2021 Agri Magic Smart Farming award and we have also won in two categories for the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. We are backed by a set of sophisticated investors that have supported a stream of other leading technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Airbnb and Spotify. We are also incredibly fortunate to count Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck, as an investor and board member.
We hire the world's best people and provide the best environment to enable them to do their best work. We have a passion for innovation, a desire to make a genuine difference, and a culture that we know is pretty special.
About the role
Did you know that pasture drives 85% of the profit on most dairy farms in New Zealand? But reaping these rewards is no easy feat - pasture management is a complex landscape, where the variables are plentiful and constantly changing. Here at Halter, we are using technology to help farmers grow more, higher quality pasture and reduce wastage to deliver better outcomes for their businesses, their animals and consumers. Come play your part in building a product that unlocks a more profitable and sustainable future for dairy farming in New Zealand and beyond.
We are looking for a Tech Lead who is hungry to make an impact on the world; people from all backgrounds who can continue to make our team greater than the sum of its parts. The Tech Lead role at Halter is a special one: alongside the Product Lead you’ll be responsible for the technical direction and continual improvement of our Pasture systems, working closely with our Principal Software Architect and other engineers to improve Pasture yield and quality on our customers’ farms.
We’re looking for people who are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where they will be challenged on a daily basis. To succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and use your own initiative while working under pressure and to tight deadlines. We embrace learning, we strive to help each other succeed, and will help you make this the best job you’ll ever have.

What your day could look like

    • Hands-on back end development delivering tested and reliable software through to production
    • Work with other software engineers and product specialists as part of a cross-functional agile team, contributing to your teammates’ success, encouraging cross-pollination of roles, challenging the team to continuously inspect and improve, and encouraging collaboration and task sharing
    • Maintain high levels of communication with your team and others about product requirements, timelines, risks, and priorities
    • Join your teammates in ensuring your systems are always available and responsive, as part of our on-call roster, following good reliability engineering practices
    • Stay up-to-date with your area of expertise and ensure the team is aware of new technological advances and better ways of working
    • And finally, this is a start-up, so you’ll also be rolling your sleeves up and helping with whatever is required to succeed in our mission, knowing that the whole organisation is with you doing the same

What we’re looking for

    • A solid track record working as a software development engineer, with examples of outcomes you’re proud to have delivered
    • Experience working with modern cloud-based distributed systems (especially in the AWS context)
    • Experience working in an agile development practice, in a cross-functional development team
    • Someone who is product orientated and cares about customer experience, being able to solve real-life customer problems
    • Extensive experience working with TypeScript and Node.js 
    • Sound understanding of how to develop testable systems and write great automated tests
    • Understanding of common development processes such as version control, continuous integration/delivery, code reviews, and pair programming
    • A degree in software engineering or equivalent is desirable but is not required
    • Importantly, we're looking for someone who is super passionate about what they do and is eager to learn!

Why our team loves working at Halter

    • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology start-up
    • We are part of shaping a growing, internationally successful, New Zealand technology company
    • The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds
    • Opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment
    • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and see our impact
    • Beautiful dog-friendly offices in the heart of Auckland city
    • Delicious snacks available for your day to day flow
    • Our learning and development is important so Halter offers an annual $1000 self-development budget
    • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave & unlimited annual leave
    • Plus a competitive salary package to sweeten the deal
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace—a place where we can all be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. We offer flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, and support for all of our people.
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!
 

Senior Electronics Engineer

At Halter, we're reinventing the future of farming. We’re committed to reducing the intensive hours farmers work, supporting farmers to meet growing global food demand, enhancing animal welfare and protecting our environment. We got started just a few short years ago in 2016, and have rapidly progressed to the point where we're deploying Halter to farms across New Zealand. Our leading-edge hardware and state-of-the-art software deliver an unparalleled farm management tool. Solar-powered, GPS-enabled smart collars are fitted to each dairy cow and coupled with a simple app that allows farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cow’s health, feed and behaviour.
Our work is turning heads. Halter won the 2021 Agri Magic Smart Farming award and we have also won in two categories for the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. We are backed by a set of sophisticated investors that have supported a stream of other leading technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Airbnb and Spotify. We are also incredibly fortunate to count Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck, as an investor and board member.
We hire the world's best people and provide the best environment to enable them to do their best work. We have a passion for innovation, a desire to make a genuine difference, and a culture that we know is pretty special.
About the role
We're always on the lookout for talented Electronics Engineers. As a Senior Electronics Engineer at Halter, you will demonstrate ownership of the collar hardware through a deep understanding of your hardware's functionality, design, and requirements 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

    • Rapidly design, develop and test highly reliable electronics for animal wearables.
    • Hardware ownership: component selection, analysis, simulation, schematic design, PCB layout, prototyping, debugging, documentation, manufacturing, and test.
    • System engineering thinking to ensure design meets all electrical requirements and does not adversely impact wider objectives.
    • 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.

What 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
    • 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
    • Significant professional experience testing, troubleshooting and debugging electronics
    • 5+ years experience designing and implementing circuit boards from concept through production using microprocessors, onboard IMUs, GPS, WiFi, LoRa, I2C, SPI, operational amplifiers, 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.).
    • Ability to thrive in a self driven and demanding start­up atmosphere

Why our team loves working at Halter

    • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology start-up
    • We are part of shaping a growing, internationally successful, New Zealand technology company
    • The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds
    • Opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment
    • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and see our impact
    • Beautiful dog-friendly offices in the heart of Auckland City
    • Delicious snacks available for your day to day flow
    • Our learning and development is important so Halter offers a $1000 self-development budget
    • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave & unlimited annual leave
    • Plus a competitive salary package to sweeten the deal
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace—a place where we can all be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. We offer flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, and support for all of our people.
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!
 

Lead Cloud Engineer/Architect

At Halter, we're reinventing the future of farming. We’re committed to reducing the intensive hours farmers work, supporting farmers to meet growing global food demand, enhancing animal welfare and protecting our environment. We got started just a few short years ago in 2016, and have rapidly progressed to the point where we're deploying Halter to farms across New Zealand. Our leading-edge hardware and state-of-the-art software deliver an unparalleled farm management tool. Solar-powered, GPS-enabled smart collars are fitted to each dairy cow and coupled with a simple app that allows farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cow’s health, feed and behaviour.
Our work is turning heads. Halter won the 2021 Agri Magic Smart Farming award and we have also won in two categories for the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. We are backed by a set of sophisticated investors that have supported a stream of other leading technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Airbnb and Spotify. We are also incredibly fortunate to count Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck, as an investor and board member.
We hire the world's best people and provide the best environment to enable them to do their best work. We have a passion for innovation, a desire to make a genuine difference, and a culture that we know is pretty special.
About the role
Halter is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer and/or Architect to join our growing team. In this role you will design and manage our on-farm and in-cloud infrastructure, growing a team to assist our expansion across New Zealand and internationally. We’re an Enterprise AWS customer and use their services for most things we do. 
You’ll be instrumental in making it easy for our engineering teams to deliver world-class products and services to our farmers. You’ll have input into the strategic technical direction of the company as we roll out our service to an increasingly large chunk of the country. You’ll experience the challenges of running a 24/7 operation across a diverse range of environments and contexts. Importantly, as a senior leader in the company, you’ll help shape and grow our culture, helping everyone here to make Halter an incredible place to work.

What your day could look like

    • Supporting Product Engineering teams to build and maintain their own cloud-based services, speedily and safely
    • Design infrastructure architectures to run our on-farm and in-cloud systems
    • Configuration management and automation, using Terraform to automate our service delivery
    • Managing our CI / CD pipelines
    • Discussions with vendors and partners to ensure Halter is always taking advantage of the best technology with the best terms
    • Assisting our launch team to ensure our farm networks are robust and reliable
    • Hiring and growing a small team of network and cloud engineers
    • Ensuring our systems are available, stable, and reliable
    • Technical support of our launch and install operations

What we’re looking for

    • Someone with at least 5 years of experience related to IT and/or systems engineering
    • Demonstrated AWS infrastructure architect experience at an expert level
    • Network experience, particularly in a nationwide communications context, would be incredible but not required
    • Previous experience running an on-call system
    • A strong desire to make an impact in the real world. The work you do will impact the lives of farmers every day, and the downstream impacts will impact an industry.

Why our team loves working at Halter

    • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology start-up
    • We are part of shaping a growing, internationally successful, New Zealand technology company
    • The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds
    • Opportunity to supercharge your career in a supportive and caring environment
    • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and see our impact
    • Beautiful dog-friendly offices in the heart of Auckland city
    • Delicious snacks available for your day to day flow
    • Our learning and development is important so Halter offers an annual $1000 self-development budget
    • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave & unlimited annual leave
    • Plus a competitive salary package & ESOP to sweeten the deal
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace—a place where we can all be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. We offer flexible working arrangements, wellbeing initiatives, and support for all of our people.
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!
 

Anyone Exceptional

Our vision is to unlock the connection between humans and animals to create a better world. This means we convert intentions that humans have into cues that animals understand and actions from animals into insights that humans can understand. Whilst we are creating a complete platform that will enhance communication between people and a variety of animals we have decided to start with the world’s most populous large mammal - the cow.

We have spent over one million hours learning and classifying cow behaviour on our research farm to create a sophisticated cow movement and monitoring system. As far as we know, we already possess the world’s largest cow behaviour dataset. Our patented guidance control techniques shift cows remotely removing the need for fences and eliminating the manual nature of shifting animals. This all moves the dial towards the creation of a new generation of more efficient, sustainable farming globally.

We are backed by a set of sophisticated investors that have supported a stream of other leading technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, AirBNB and Spotify. We are also incredibly fortunate to count Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck, as an investor and board member.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for big thinkers who know how to execute. We’re looking for people who are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where they will be challenged on a daily basis. To succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and utilise your own initiative while working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

 

For someone who is truly exceptional, we will make a role.

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