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Software Technology Consultant - Analyst

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Every day we work with the UK’s most innovative companies and we are looking for people passionate about cutting-edge technology to join our KPMG R&D Innovation Reliefs and Incentives Team as a Software Technology Consultant and help UK companies to grow their businesses in the UK and globally.
At KPMG we strongly encourage a diverse and inclusive workplace. We foster a culture of agility and curiosity. Could this be the perfect next step for your career!

The role

You will be working with high profile clients from FTSE 350 global companies to help them claim R&D tax credits based on their innovative technology-focussed activities. You will be working alongside a diverse team comprised of experienced technology, science, engineering and tax specialists helping our client’s successfully claim the R&D credits.
Your primary focus will be to work alongside our client’s software engineers across a range of industry sectors e.g. TMT, Financial Services, Retail and ecommerce, Aerospace and Defence, Oil and Gas amongst others. As part of this role, you will gain an insight into the development technology challenges that companies in UK are facing, especially as businesses across a wide range of sectors look to digitise their existing business.

This opportunity is suitable for software developers or technical architects seeking to use their existing technical knowledge in a creative and analytical way and individuals who are looking to work in a consultancy environment with a focus on a client-facing role. The role will require you to possess strong technical knowledge across a diverse range of technologies, excellent communication, project management skills and client relationship building skills as well as working within in a team environment.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Liaise with the technical leads, developers, architects within our client’s companies to discuss their project portfolio with a view to identifying the key technology challenges faced during a specific claim year(s). Assist the technical leads identify which of these meet the R&D Guidelines.
• Prepare technical summaries describing the innovations and technical challenges within the projects undertaken by our clients to illustrate their qualifying R&D activities.
• Establish and maintain strong relationships, with both existing and new clients, through proactive communication and demonstrating technical expertise to win trust with the client.
• Ensure you are a strong team player and effective contributor by working collaboratively with other team members with different skills sets.
• Support senior colleagues pursuing new business opportunities with companies that are pushing the boundaries of innovation and can therefore claim the R&D tax credit.
• Build an internal network within the wider KPMG firm.

You bring to the role

This role will suit a recent graduate or an IT professional with significant experience with a previous employer.

Our ideal candidate will have:
• A degree in IT, Computer Science or similar, to 2.1 level.
• Experience as a software developer or technical architect.
• Experience of working on and resolving typical technical challenges faced by technologists in an enterprise environment, for example, resolving issues related to performance, scale, security or integration with other systems.
• Ability to research, extract and understand complex technical information and excel in articulating the information in a concise manner (both written and verbal) for a wide variety of audiences.
• A passion for technology and possess the ability to learn about how different technologies are developed and applied within a range of industries / sectors.
• Project management experience and be able to demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks, switch priorities and focus as required.
• Experience working collaboratively within different multi-disciplinary teams whilst being focussed on delivering excellent outcomes to a range of stakeholders.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, which enable you to actively participate in structured discussions with both technical and finance staff.
• Experience / knowledge in a range of the following technical areas would be beneficial:

o Software design and development technologies: .NET, Java, C++, Objective-C, GoLang, Node.js, Swift, Android, Python, Lua, Groovy, Perl, Swift, SQL, Oracle Database, Oracle ERP and SAP.
o Data science: Predictive analytics, Stream analytics, Distributed data storage, Data integration and Big Data using technologies such as Hadoop, Spark or Storm.
o Cloud technologies: AWS, Azure, IBM and Google Cloud.
o Architectural, Integration patterns: SOA / Microservices, Monolithic, Serverless, HTTP, JMS, Protobuffers, ESB, API Gateways.
o Devops related technologies: Docker Containers, Virtual Machines, Apache Mesos, and Infrastructure as Code.

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