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Software 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 is looking for a high-performing Software Engineering student to join the Halter Farmer Experience team for the summer. Our Farmer Experience team are responsible for our customer’s user experience throughout our mobile app! You will work closely with other engineers, designers and product leads in the Farmer team, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where decisions are made quickly and everyone has an impact. Your work will be fundamental in ensuring the success of our team goals, both by building new features and driving performance improvements across both mobile and web applications. To succeed, you will need to learn quickly and use your own initiative while working under pressure & tight deadlines. We embrace learning, strive to help each other succeed and will help you make this the best job you’ll ever have.
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

  • Hands-on full-stack development, delivering tested and reliable software through to production
  • Working with other software engineers and product specialists as part of cross-functional agile teams, contributing to your teammates’ success, 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
  • An intern at Halter is a fully-fledged member of the team and you’ll be given opportunity, ownership and responsibility like everyone else.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are enrolled in your final year or have recently completed a Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or similar degree
  • Interest in a software development engineering career, focussing on backend and/or frontend development
  • Understanding of development practices
  • Some university or project-based experience working with NodeJS with TypeScript, Java and React
  • Understanding of modern testing practices
  • Understanding of common development processes such as version control, code reviews, and pair programming
  • You are a keen problem solver, with strong communication skills and a hunger for learning
  • An intern at Halter is a fully-fledged member of the team and you’ll be given opportunity, ownership and responsibility like everyone else. We’re looking for someone who is excited about this challenge.

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.