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CONQA

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CONQA is an advanced software technology that provides an industry-wide solution to quality assurance within the construction industry.

CONQA helps contractors realise the true value of quality assurance by making it easy to execute, allowing construction businesses to excel by minimising human error, streamlining operations, and adding significant dollars to their bottom line.

Location
Auckland
Website
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Founded
2015
Employees
11-50
Industry
PropTech
Funding stage
Series A

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Matchstiq's take on CONQA

CONQA's vision is a construction industry driven by quality. CONQA believes in increasing levels of integrity and transparency on the worksite.

The market opportunity ahead for CONQA

Globally, the construction industry is expected to output US $15T of construction activity annually, by 2030. The Get it Right Institute in the UK estimates that close to 21% of that is the direct cost of avoidable error. CONQA's products have been proven in the market to reduce avoidable rework by 80%. CONQA's opportunity is in reducing the forecasted $3T cost of avoidable errors.

Why CONQA is a great place to work

At CONQA, we're passionate about transforming the construction industry from the ground up, and having a great time while we're at it. Since 2015, we've grown from three of us in a tin shed, to over 30 driven, hard-working staff across Australia and New Zealand.

We believe in investing in our people. That’s why we’ve established a number of initiatives to make CONQA a place where you can feel part of a collective, supported and have the room to grow. Some initiatives are:

4 Day Work Week
Specifically, a 32 hour workweek at 100% remuneration. CONQA already operates in a high trust, collaborative environment. With this trial, we are aiming to be a place where everyone can operate at their highest level of potential, and solve complex, meaningful problems with high impact, real-world results. That happens most commonly and frequently when you are rested, happy and healthy.

Learning & Development
We actively support ongoing development through our Innovation Weeks, and individual budgets for training and education.

Own your Share
All team members have access to our Employee Share Options Programme (ESOP) so that you can share in the celebration of CONQA's success.

Flexible Working
We trust our team to manage their own schedule. We love the energy that comes with being in the office but we respect that work isn't everything and sometimes, life happens. Work from home, pick up the kids, and come and go depending on what suits your particular rhythm best.

Room for Fun
We have fun! We do activities like Kai for Kapa (team lunches), games tournaments, D&D, and we're always near good restaurants, cafes and bars. Life's too short not to enjoy the work you do and the people you do it with.

 

Account Manager

You will be working directly with our customers, delivering a series of excellent experiences across a portfolio of new & existing accounts.

The role of the Account Manager is to deliver a series of excellent customer experiences across a portfolio of new & existing accounts. Account Managers will have ownership of an account from the Pilot Project stage, and will be responsible for guiding the customer through their CONQA journey. The destination is for CONQA to be used as an integral business solution.

Requirements

  • Work with Construction companies to deliver on the value proposition that has been sold to the customer.
  • Establish a Pilot Project for new customers that enables them to quickly see the usefulness in CONQA and have their users engage in the platform.
  • Educate new customers in the ‘pathway for success.’
  • Understand what the customers’ challenges & objectives are and provide solutions via CONQA.
  • Understand that the customer doesn’t know everything. Surprise them with additional value.
  • Maintain expertise and helpfulness - to be useful and clever in the implementation of CONQA.
  • Research what has worked for CONQA’s most successful customers and understand why.
  • Grow a portfolio of accounts through from Pilot Project - Multiple Projects.
  • Work closely with the Sales team to ensure you're accounts are on the appropriate subscriptions
  • Enhance the ‘hive-mind’ of the team by helping to maintain CONQA’s internal library of templates.

 

What success looks like?

  • Own and develop a portfolio of accounts
  • Manage accounts in a way that is ‘simple, repeatable and robust’‍
  • Key metric: number of accounts converted from Pilot to ‘Company Wide’
 

Principal Software Engineer

Description

CONQA provides quality assurance (QA) software for the construction industry. We want to see a construction industry driven by quality because we believe that quality leads to better outcomes:

  • projects are completed on schedule or ahead of schedule
  • rework is reduced because work is done correctly the first time
  • everyone is happier with the work done

Founded in 2015 CONQA is used daily on site in construction projects in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vietnam.

 

We are looking for Software Engineers to join stream-aligned teams building and running software.

In this role you'll get to:

  • partner with Product Managers, Development Managers and User Experience Designers in your team to support your team working on a balanced roadmap in a way that makes it easy to deliver value to customers incrementally
  • evolve CONQA’s apps and services for a key subdomain of CONQA’s software
  • work within a multidisciplinary team helping to deliver fast, simple & reliable software for our users
  • work across the stack writing both front-end and back-end code
  • collaborate via pair programming and ensemble programming
  • write automated tests to provide confidence to your team that your software works as expected
  • monitor your systems in production to understand how users use your software and to identify possible issues
  • release software multiple times a day
  • meet users to understand how the software you create helps them

Requirements

On day one we'll expect you to have:

  • an understanding the tradeoffs involved in software decisions
  • experience communicating tradeoffs to non-technical stakeholders
  • experience developing software products in a team
  • the ability to mentor team mates to help them learn & better understand the work they do
  • experience evolving APIs safely
  • experience evolving legacy systems incrementally
  • experience writing automated unit tests and integration tests
  • experience working as a Principal Software Engineer across all attributes of CONQA's Engineering Growth Framework
  • the ability & desire to learn
  • a willingness to try new things

 

Ideally we are looking for candidates who have:

  • experience developing serverless applications
  • experience with visual regression testing tools and contract testing tools
  • experience operating and monitoring production software (i.e. DevOps)

 

Our tech stack is:

  • TypeScript / JavaScript
  • AWS
  • React
  • Serverless (AWS Lambda, Serverless Framework)
  • NoSQL (DynamoDB, CouchDB, Firebase)
  • see https://stackshare.io/conqa/conqa for more

 

Team Culture

We encourage teams to take ownership of their work. Our team structure is based on Team Topologies and we value fast feedback. Ideas, attitudes & approaches we like:

  • agile
  • build & run
  • bullet points
  • collaboration
  • continuous deployment
  • curiosity
  • DevOps
  • fast feedback
  • fast, simple, reliable
  • laughing
  • learning
  • ownership
  • shift left
  • Team Topologies

Benefits

  • Physical and Mental Health (PAM) days in addition to standard sick leave
  • Paid time off over the 2 weeks of Christmas that does not count against your annual leave
  • Dedicated time every week for self-directed learning
  • Personal Learning & Development (L&D) budget
  • Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP)
  • Work in Timaru, Taranaki or anywhere else in New Zealand
  • Travel budget if you’re outside of Auckland so that your team can regularly spend some time together IRL
 

User Experience Designer

Description

CONQA provides quality assurance (QA) software for the construction industry. We want to see a construction industry driven by quality because we believe that quality leads to better outcomes:

  • projects are completed on schedule or ahead of schedule
  • rework is reduced because work is done correctly the first time
  • everyone is happier with the work done

Founded in 2015 CONQA is used daily on site in construction projects in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Vietnam.

In this role you'll be working with a multidisciplinary software team to evolve a key part of CONQA’s software.

You will be:

  • working within a multidisciplinary team helping to deliver fast, simple & reliable software for our users
  • helping software engineers understand the “why” of the work they do so that they can deliver a fast, simple & reliable experience for users
  • continuously improving your understanding of users' needs and construction QA based on customer interviews, analytics and conversations with key stakeholders & other CONQA staff

As a User Experience Designer you will be responsible for:

  • simplifying the user experience of the products your team works on
  • producing designs that help your team understand their current work
  • conducting user research
  • running A/B tests to understand the impact of design changes

Requirements

  • an understanding the tradeoffs involved in software decisions
  • the ability to deal with ambiguity and make sense of that ambiguity to provide clarity to your team
  • a desire to put user experience first
  • the ability to simplify existing interactions
  • an understanding the value of consistency
  • excellent written & verbal communication skills and a high EQ
  • a positive attitude and lead by example
  • a collaborative way of working
  • the ability to influence people by presenting your ideas clearly and with context
  • the ability & desire to learn
  • a willingness to try new things

Benefits

  • Physical and Mental Health (PAM) days in addition to standard sick leave
  • Paid time off over the 2 weeks of Christmas that does not count against your annual leave
  • Dedicated time every week for self-directed learning
  • Personal Learning & Development (L&D) budget
  • Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP)
  • Work in Timaru, Taranaki or anywhere else in New Zealand
  • Travel budget if you’re outside of Auckland so that your team can regularly spend some time together IRL

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