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Research and Development-IT Consultant -Ireland

Location Bengaluru, India
Posted 20-August-2021

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Description - External

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of a growing and dynamic specialist practice with a diverse team of highly successful tax and science/engineering/technology specialists. Serving a variety of blue chip and very high-profile clients, we support companies in claiming innovation incentives, which were introduced by the government to encourage Irish companies to invest in innovation and stimulate economic growth. With the RD tax space rapidly growing in consequence to increased investment by companies in digital, this role offers an exciting opportunity for highly motivated individuals with a background in IT and Software Engineering to join EYs fast growing and highly successful RD Tax team.

You will be required to work closely with our clients C-suite executives, technologists and engineers across a diverse range of sectors, such as technology, social networking, telecommunication, cloud computing, financial services, software product development and so much more. Your role will involve being responsible for critically analysing the scientific and technological aspects of a clients RD project. You will play an active role in client discussion and creation of technical deliverables for our clients. You will collaborate with your team in Ireland to deliver RD tax claims for clients and will be offered the opportunity to work with the EYs global RD network to deliver multi jurisdiction projects aligned to the global nature of the IT/software sector.

The opportunity

This opportunity is ideal for driven individuals with a background in IT, software engineering and technology, wishing to leverage and apply their technical expertise in a new way. It will also require you to have strong, board technical industry knowledge and hands on experience in IT, software or high-technology sectors. This role will suit experienced and enthusiastic engineers who are driven to learn about new technologies and industry trends, widen their technical knowledge and have more, broader client and commercial exposure.

What we do

We are a dedicated and highly specialised team focusing on assisting clients maximise their RD tax claims.
A multi-disciplinary team made up of IT/software engineers, scientists, industry specialists and tax professionals.
We are principally an Ireland-based team with colleagues in the EY Global Delivery Service (GDS) hub in Bangalore. We are looking to further build out our Bangalore capability.
We offer a tailored approach to our clients which aim to assist with identifying which of their IT/technology projects are eligible for tax relief and how the activities theyve undertaken meet RD definition for tax purposes as set out by Irish revenue.
Produce high quality technical deliverable that provide insights into the projects claimed and highlight the key technical elements needed to substantiate the RD tax claim.
And so much more.

Leading or working as an effective member of a project team, to Interview the clients senior technical and engineering staff in order to develop an understanding of the technical characteristics of the projects undertaken
Facilitate application of Irish Revenues guidelines to identify which RD projects or aspects of projects are eligible for tax relief
Writing technical project reports describing the technological objectives, advancements and uncertainties of the clients projects, to support the RD tax claim
Ability to provide practical approaches and solutions to situations and apply critical thinking to ensure the delivery of the project work products
Working with the EY RD global network to deliver multi jurisdiction projects aligned to the global nature of the IT/technology sector
Responsible for high-quality delivery of advice and solutions to major clients, ensuring management of risk and reputation
Supporting in the successful delivery of technically complex and demanding consulting projects, ensuring technical excellence and practical/business driven approach taken
Building and maintaining relationships with clients to provide high levels of client service
Maintaining up to date technical and tax technical knowledge

Experience, Qualifications, Certifications - External
Your skills and attributes
You have excellent spoken and written formal business English, communicating clearly and concisely in phone calls and via email
Previous RD tax knowledge is NOT required for this role although this would be highly advantageous
Relevant qualifications in the specific area of expertise required. For example, degree or masters in software engineering/computer science/electronic engineering with embedded programming
Ideally, you will have hands on experience in the IT, technology, data and software sectors
In-depth technical expertise in your discipline and understanding the commercial/technical issues faced in the technology sector
You have experience in dealing with technological challenges faced by IT professionals during the design, development, implementation and testing of IT/software solutions
Ability to assist in defending technical aspects of RD tax claims (previous RD tax experience is not a necessity; this is something that the successful candidate will learn on the job)
Ability to identify and manage areas of risk, know when to refer upwards, demonstrate good judgement, objectivity and independence
Strong client relationship management skills with the ability to understand clients needs and deliver quality outputs to clients
Strong communication and project management skills, with the ability to work in a team based and consultancy environment
Have excellent technical report writing, interpersonal, communication, interviewing skills and presenting ability
You must feel comfortable discussing technical themes with clients in a personable and professional manner.
A keen desire to adapt and flex existing knowledge to different engineering sectors and build on the core capabilities
You have the ability to swiftly adapt to and learn about different technologies utilised by our clients, such as: Hadoop/Spark, Docker, cloud technologies, database engineering, database technologies, programming languages (such as .NET, JSON, SQL, Python, Java, Perl, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C, Ruby, C, Haskell, R, Scala, GoLang etc), Big Data Processing (Lambda architecture), scripting languages, as well as web and mobile technologies
You interact readily with other technical professionals, have outstanding interpersonal skills and excel in eloquence and concise summary of information
Strong attention to detail and first-time accuracy is essential
You are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications

Who we are:
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

About EY Global Delivery Services (GDS):
Global Delivery Services (GDS) consists of various service delivery centers from which our Client Service and Enablement Services teams operate to deliver strategic support to our EY member firms. GDS spans all geographies, practices, services lines, sectors and competencies within EY to deliver deeply-integrated services that result in efficient and world-class solutions.
Today, the GDS team is 20,000 strong across five countries and plays an important role in EYs growth strategy by providing efficient and effective support to our service lines and enablement functions. GDS is a vibrant organization that is constantly growing and expanding its base, services and competencies.
With our clear vision for the future and commitment to developing outstanding leaders, EY is the place to grow your career. You will feel at home from the start, and will receive the training, support and guidance you need to do great work with exciting clients.

Along the way, you will meet people and gain important knowledge and insights that will stay with you throughout your career. In fact, whenever you join usand however long you choose to stayyou will have valuable experiences that will last a lifetime.

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