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Derceto is a software company that specialises in delivering award-winning energy efficiency software to water and wastewater utilities in the global marketplace. We have a significant business base incorporating the USA, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. We initially started as an optimization software company within the Beca Group - a broad based engineering firm that has been in New Zealand for over over 80 years. Our continued success saw us establish ourselves in 2004 as a business in our own right, with US headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Atlanta, Toronto, London and Auckland. Our New Zealand operations cover the balance of our global clients. 

Our team of technical specialists contains engineering-based analysts who support our core technology, are expert at managing refinements and developing ongoing customization. Our existing sales base is significant and provides opportunities to contribute to future development and market growth strategies. 

Derceto staff have degrees in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science or Computer Science. The Engineering Science degree focuses on mathematical modeling, optimization, operations research and programming. When combined with the hands-on capability of the broader company engineering staff and our in-house programming team this is a potent mixture of brains and process know-how.

For all employment inquiries, email human.resources@derceto.com   

Optimization Engineers

Derceto's Optimization Engineers are extensively involved in all areas from early lifecycle and implementation phases of a project to ongoing support work with opportunities to travel internationally. Our Optimization Engineers are degree or masters qualified in an engineering discipline, preferably Engineering Science, and have mathematical modeling or simulation experience.

Our team also has experience in the following areas: 

  • Control systems and SCADA systems
  • Knowledge of the electricity/energy sector
  • Hydraulic model development for water distribution systems
  • Experience in programming languages, particularly Delphi. 

Software Engineers


Our Software Engineers:

  • Develop application software as required to produce new products; customize, configure, maintain & update existing products; and assist with project work as part of the solutions delivery team.
  • Develop applications using Delphi, SQL, XML, web development tools and other company development tools.
  • Produce and maintain accurate software documentation and ensure effective change management is carried out.
  • Develop system interfaces to third party or other Derceto applications including industrial control (SCADA) systems.
  • Work with Optimization Engineers & Analysts to define detailed design requirements.
  • Carry out analysis and correction of applications when necessary to resolve operational problems.
  • Provide technical support to users, as required.
  • Provide technical expertise when necessary to the business, for example assisting in the assessment of new development tools.
  • Provide technical support to the Project Delivery team when required.
  • Assist in defining and improving software development procedures.
  • Use the company task management, change request and configuration management systems.


Our software engineers are required to possess the following qualifications, experience and attributes:

  • Significant formal training in software development or tertiary qualifications in computer engineering, engineering science, computer science, engineering or the like.
  • Approximately 3-5 years or more of experience in using higher-level software development tools to solve problems and/or produce custom software deliverables.
  • Preferred minimum 1-2 years of in an engineering environment dealing with real world problems and requiring real-time control.
  • A senior software engineer role would have a greater level of experience than above with proven high level performance. 
  • A junior software engineer role would be from graduation through to achieving the required experience levels and/or demonstrating proven performance.
  • Self-confident and comfortable dealing with situations involving other people and presenting solutions. 
  • Able to communicate with all levels within company and customer organizations.
  • Strong problem solving skills with technical experience/expertise in using software development tools (preferably Delphi), database integration and configuration management tools (preferably Subversion and FogBugz).
  • Good team player with ability to organize own work, plan ahead and follow efficient working practices.
  • Responsible and professional approach in meeting important deadlines and being responsive to client requests.


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After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Simon spent the next 21 years in control systems design, rising to become a partner in The Beca Group in 1999. In 2000 Simon used his experience of control systems and water treatment processes to design the complex software at the heart of the Aquadapt product, the world’s first commercially available real-time pump scheduling optimizer. Email Simon 

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