Software Specialist R&D Consultant

Job Title: Software Specialist R&D Consultant

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: 65k

Benefits Location: London

Use your depth of software development expertise to help many cool startups and founders grow their businesses Leverage your R&D Tax Credits expertise in the software domain in a trust-based workplace with freedom and flexibility

Are you keen to leverage your software development and R&D Tax Credits experience in a role that isn’t development or delivery of tax credits?

Do you love talking to founders and CTOs and geeking out about the awesome tech they’re developing? Will you thrive in a dynamic role where you’ll be relied upon by other people, form a key part of our strategy, and be exposed to all areas of our business?

If this sounds like you, read on!

Our Client runs an “open culture”, using innovative practices like Holacracy, complete financial transparency (including salaries), self-set pay, and flexible and remote working. We work with many of the UK’s most innovative companies, helping them to maximise their government funding opportunities.

Our goal is to become the number one provider in the software space, and so we need more people with real development experience and tax credits expertise to work across sales and delivery and make sure our clients know we care and really get their world. That’s where you come in.

As a Software Specialist R&D Consultant, you’ll be expected to build on your deep understanding of the R&D Tax Relief scheme and get stuck in helping clients to get the best out of our clients organisation within a few weeks.

You’ll be at a pivot point between our sales and delivery teams, often accompanying clients on their journey with us from initial conversations right through to funding.

A few months in, on an average day, you might:

  • Research a company’s technology as preparation for a sales call (with a salesperson)
  • Attend a meeting with the tech cofounder at a new prospect and discuss with them exactly which part of their technology qualifies for R&D Tax Credits and how to best navigate the scheme
  • Speak to a newly onboarded FinTech company to get more depth about the technical challenges they faced in their work
  • Occasionally, write a few pages of technical narrative explaining these challenges in simple terms for HMRC
  • Participate in enquiries to explain to HMRC our rationale for why a certain development qualifies
  • Experience developing software as part of a team across the software development life cycle
  • Several years or equivalent experience in delivering tax credits claim, including solid knowledge of the CIRD
  • Knowledge of multiple technology stacks helpful
  • Comfortable speaking both on the phone and in front of clients, prospects and HMRC
  • Happy to get stuck into in-depth debates about very specific technical matters
  • Impeccable writing skills
  • Passion for learning new technologies

Client info

Our client was founded 7.5 years ago and employs 35 people. In their culture everyone has the freedom, power and trust to do their best work. Referred to as open culture. Their way of working aims to uphold human aliveness and commercial success simultaneously; it’s been successful for us so far, although it’s not for everyone. We believe that people should be rewarded fairly for the work they do. There is no secrecy over salaries and the way we work them out. For this role, your salary is likely to lie between £50k-£60k depending on experience. Aside from money, they want to offer you a place where you can be yourself and engage in empowered, purposeful work. They want you to develop your skills and fulfil your potential. With a flexible approach to working, (and while this role will require you to attend face to face meetings) your time outside of those meetings can be as remote as you like. Our office near Old Street is bright and airy, with a fab roof terrace. You can take up to 6 weeks as holiday each year. Equal Opportunities Teams are stronger when they have a diverse range of people. We welcome applications from everyone, regardless of the categories they put themselves in. We also encourage talented ‘square pegs’. If you think you’re the right person for the job even though you don’t quite fit the role spec, be daring and apply!