Auckland, NZ
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/05/2021
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  • Company Address: , Auckland

About Halter

Halter is an AgTech startup designing and building advanced technology to remotely guide animals. The team is working rapidly to push the boundaries of what it is possible for our technology to achieve, and has the support of a range of world class investors including DCVC, Founders Fund, Promus Ventures, K1W1, Ubiquity, Ice Angels and Rocketlab CEO, Peter Beck.

Job Description

We are looking for software engineers who are 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. 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 will you be working on?

Our GPS enabled, solar powered IoT devices are designed to remotely guide cows and gather millions of points of telemetry data. These require robust, long-range wireless communication and conservative power consumption. They also depend on our cloud based SaaS and industrial IoT platform which is what you will be helping to design and build. This system is used to monitor stock health, feed, behaviour and emotion so that farmers can better understand and treat the needs of each animal.

There are many fascinating challenges to be solved, from handling intermittent connectivity to on-farm devices, to designing a highly scalable multi-tenanted system that will grow to support hundreds of thousands of connected devices. We are always pushing to use the latest advancements in technology and want you to be a part of this process. Being a young, dynamic company, there is potential for all our engineers to play a significant part in Halter’s future direction. 

Core Duties

  • Hands-on full-stack development delivering tested and reliable software through to production

  • Work with other software engineers and product specialists as part of a cross-functional agile teams, 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 your whole organisation is with you doing the same

Desired Skills

  • 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

  • Experience working with any of Java, C++, JavaScript, TypeScript, React, or 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

What we can offer you

  • An open and supportive environment where input from all members is encouraged

  • The opportunity to work with and grow alongside a dynamic, and highly talented team with diverse backgrounds

  • A fast-paced work environment that enables and encourages knowledge sharing and skill development

  • Opportunity for rapid development and career progression

  • Competitive package and perks

  • The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology start-up

  • A chance to define the future of farming and make the world a better place

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.