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Cloud Engineering Internship 2024/2025



Software Engineering
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 has over 200,000 collars that connect to our wireless network several times a minute to receive commands, update information, and report hundreds of metrics that fuel the innovation of every team at Halter. This network is the backbone of our product, built in AWS and needs to be extremely reliable. We’re looking for a Cloud Engineering Intern who is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where they will be challenged daily. To succeed you will need to be able to learn quickly and use initiative while working under pressure and to tight deadlines. We embrace learning, we strive to help each other succeed and will strive to make your internship an epic experience.
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

  • Upgrading software in critical production systems used by hundreds of thousands of devices
  • Refactoring configuration systems and automation systems to reduce complexity and code duplication
  • Build out dashboards and automation tooling that speeds up engineering efforts and reduces faults
  • Design, develop, test and deploy new automation systems to help improve reliability and performance
  • Working with other software engineers and product specialists as part of 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
  • Maintaining high levels of communication with your team about progress on your assigned tasks and any roadblocks you run into
  • 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

Who are we looking for?

  • Interest in a cloud engineering career, focusing on backend software development, cloud infrastructure and network engineering
  • Interest and/or experience in Linux system administration
  • A default to pushing through obstacles to get to the objective, industry-changing solutions don’t come easy!
  • A great attitude who shows up every day hungry to learn and grow
  • Openly receptive to and actively seeking constructive feedback as there will be lots of it!
  • We solve new problems every day, and not all problems are well-defined, so do the best you can with incomplete information and pivot when new information is available
  • The ideal candidate will revel in solving tough problems, and be unflappable in their pursuit of a solution
  • Someone who takes ownership and keeps asking questions until they get what they need
  • 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.