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Software Specialist R&D Consultant

Job Title: Software Specialist R&D Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 50000 - 60000
Contact Name: Yemi Jackson
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Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

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 The Company 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 in 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 lifecycle
  • 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