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VAPAR is hiring (again)!

VAPAR is hiring (yes, again)!

We’re looking to hire for a brilliant software Software Engineer/Developer to join our team! If you’ve got a great track record in software engineering and are familiar with Python, Angular and/or web devops, we’d like to meet you!

Who are we?

At VAPAR, we’re creating a smarter way to keep underground pipes in operation, longer. Piped infrastructure around the world needs to be maintained and repaired in a way that removes the need for long, manual and fatiguing tasks.

That’s where we come in.We turn visual data about every-day pipes directly into condition scores so maintenance and repairs happen faster, cheaper and more accurately. It’s that simple.

We do all of our processing on the cloud, and enable our customers to access their data online – this is where you come in. The responsibilities of this role include developing front end and back end product updates, identifying production issues and implementing integrations that meet customer needs.

In this role you’ll get to…

  • Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems
  • Design procedures for system troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Implement integrations requested by customers and assist with core development
  • Contribute to the ongoing technical support of product releases in production
  • Develop and support build pipelines and infrastructure and own your systems in production
  • Investigate and resolve technical issues for our customers
  • Deploy updates and fixes

On day one we’ll expect you to…

  • Consistently write well tested, readable, secure and accessible code
  • Deliver high quality systems in technologies including Python Django and Angular 2+
  • Have a working knowledge of databases and SQL
  • Familiarity with Linux and Azure architecture preferred
  • 3+ years work experience in a commercial software engineering role
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering OR equivalent work experience

Added bonuses if you have…

  • Experience in DevOps
  • Experience scaling web applications (ideally on Azure)
  • Experience with UI/UX design

Our team is made up of…

  • Self-starters
  • Fast learners
  • Critical thinker/problem solvers
  • Values transparency
  • Values accountability

Selling points…

  • Joining a fast-growing Sydney-based startup at the beginning of our scale-up phase.
  • Working in a small team and have a huge impact on the business.
  • Gain unparalleled learning opportunities in a fast-paced lean startup
  • Great work environment with an experienced, passionate and fun team.
  • Work from our amazing office less than 5 mins walk through the park from Green Square station, with showers.
  • Flexible work hours
  • Opportunity for ESOP

To apply, check out the job listing.

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We’re hiring!

We have an exciting new opportunity to super-charge your marketing career in a fast-growing scale-up! VAPAR is seeking a Digital Marketing Manager to help us expand our outreach and market us within the industry.

In this role you’ll get to…

  • Create and implement rich content for B2B social media advertising campaigns (including copywriting, image sourcing and audience building) to build awareness in target customer segements.
  • Create and implement rich content and structure for the company website and drive engagement from website traffic flow.
  • Undertake regular tracking and optimsation of lead nurturing process and marketing automation process.
  • Respond and follow up with inbound customer enquiries questions via social media channels and email and capture marketing qualified leads in the CRM tool.
  • Provide and present internal reports on Marketing KPIs at team meetings and propose new and improved ideas on customer focused inbound marketing campaigns and engagement channels.

On day one we’ll expect you to…

  • Have at least 1-2 years’ experience in B2B digital marketing or a general marketing role, including experience working with LinkedIn advertising, Google Analytics and Google Ads 
  • Have previous experience using WordPress or similar.
  • Have intermediate skills in Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel) and ability to analyse data and report interpretations.
  • Have basic copywriting abilities that converts users – write emails, create ads and campaigns.
  • Have strong organisational skills and the ability to juggle multiple project demands at once.
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit – love of learning, driven by growth and results.
  • Be an autonomous worker who takes ownership of your projects, results and objectives, whilst being an amazing team member who works well with customer people through to developers.

Added bonuses if you have…

  • Experience in SEO & email marketing automation.
  • Exprience in a B2B software start-up.
  • Experience/familiarity with water engineering industry.

Our team is made up of…

  • Self-starters
  • Fast learners
  • Critical thinker/problem solvers
  • Values transparency
  • Values accountability

We are looking for people that fit the above.

Selling points…

  • Joining a fast-growing Sydney-based startup at the beginning of our scale-up phase.
  • Working in a small team and have a huge impact on the business.
  • Gain unparalleled learning opportunities in a fast-paced lean startup
  • Great work environment with an experienced, passionate and fun team.
  • Work from our amazing office less than 5 mins walk through the park from Green Square station, with showers.
  • Flexible work hours

To apply, please send your CV to info@vapar.co

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Accelerating growth at VAPAR

We are very proud to announce that we’ve taken on investment and raised $700K in seed funding to accelerate the growth of our company. With the backing of the investment, we can now scale sustainably and provide quality support and service to our growing customer base.

Click here to read more.

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We’re expanding!

After a successful financial year, focussing on providing condition assessment solutions to the Australian market, VAPAR is pioneering the application of artificial intelligence into the global sewer inspection market.

With the new financial year beginning, VAPAR plans to launch in New Zealand and the UK, tripling the company headcount from three people to nine.

Read more here.

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Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day at VAPAR

To celebrate the International Women in Engineering day, co-founders Amanda Siqueira and Michelle Aguilar have been invited to make an appearance on Ausbiz TV’s Startup Daily Show and share their experiences and views on how women in engineering can shape the world.

Check out what they had to say here and how they’ve overcome gender diversity within the engineering industry.

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Infiltration/Exfiltration of drainage pipes cause major street damage

A large sinkhole has recently appeared on a street in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD.

“It [was] confirmed the issue was caused by a crack in a barrel drain running along the street.”

Ordinarily, “a crack” in a pipe by itself is not enough to cause a sinkhole.

But degredation over time can lead to compounding of pipe defects such as tree roots growing through the cracks, corrosion of any pipe reinforcement, and infiltration/exfiltration (water getting in/out of the pipe).

The biggest culprit here is likely infiltration/exfiltration.

Infiltration/exfiltration can cause the bedding material supporting both the pipe and the road surface to slowly loosen and wash away, which is how a lot of sinkholes develop unnoticed.

See more here.

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Pandemics – a major catalyst for modern sewer systems

Did you know that a pandemic (cholera) was one of the main catalysts for installing modern sewerage systems in to both London and Paris?

Due to the Cholera pandemic in 1858, that hit over 10,000 residents, London saw raw sewage overflow into the River Thames that caused a strong repugnant odour, eventually forcing the government to construct a modern sewer system that transported the city’s waste as far as possible.

Similarly, amid the outbreak, in an attempt to remake Paris and open it up into a “City of Light”, French authorities went through the demolition of 12,000 buildings, boulevards, parks and fountains to install an elaborate sewage system.

Pandemics truly played a big part in transforming the cities of old.

Read more here.

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New opportunities open for NSW Councils to valuate their drainage assets

With EOFY fast approaching, we are seeing more Councils get in touch to complete their pipe condition assessments to fulfil asset valuation requirements.

There’s good news for NSW LGA’s who now have a bit more time to get their reporting done in recognition of the impact of COVID-19, as well as sharing in the $500M funding boost announced by the Commonwealth government last week.

If your organisation needs a fast, accurate and cost-effective way to meet EOFY asset valuation requirements for piped infrastructure, get in touch!

Read more about the recent Office of Local Government (NSW) asset valuation media release here.
Read more about the recent Office of Local Government (NSW) funding boost media release here.

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Microsoft roundtable discussion with Satya Nadella, Global CEO of Microsoft

This week, VAPAR was honoured to be one of eight companies involved in the Microsoft round table discussion with none other than Satya Nadella himself! Amongst his passion for Microsoft Solutions, was his messaging for the Partner network to ensure our customers succeed – even if a competitive solution to Microsoft is a better fit for the project. This was a great reminder to keep the customer at the heart of what we all do to continue to add value.

We’d like to thank Microsoft Australia for the opportunity as it allowed us to obtain such an inspirational takeaway.