Vacancy: Engineering Team Lead

Vacancy: Engineering Team Lead

£75-80k + valuable share options


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🏛🚀 About Claimer

We believe that discovering and applying for government incentives should be quick and easy.

Claimer is a tech company with a vision of being the interface between SMEs and government incentives, matchmaking businesses with incentives, and providing a hassle-free way to claim them. Our first product makes claiming UK R&D tax credits a breeze.

With a minimum viable product in hand, we've spent the last 18 months flying under the radar and learning all we can about the R&D tax relief space. In this time we've filed more than 380 claims, recovering millions of pounds of relief for startups, and used the learnings to build the technology that will power our vision - which goes live in July.

At the core of everything we do is people (see our values), and so we go to great lengths to provide exceptional customer service and a hassle-free product experience.

Claimer is growing fast, backed by some of the best investors in Europe, but we need your help.

We already have some amazingly talented people in the team, but we still have some more positions to fill for the next chapter of the company's growth journey.

✍️ The Role

Claimer is looking for an Engineering Team Lead to join our customer facing product team. This role will be a blend of hands-on development/architecture, people management and delivery management.

This is the first dedicated team lead role within this team, with the successful candidate taking over from the CTO who has been subbing for this role during Claimer’s infancy. This role is suitable for those with existing engineering team lead experience or for someone with significant engineering experience - and natural leadership qualities - looking to shift their focus more towards management.

Andrew, Claimer's co-founder & CTO
Andrew, Claimer's co-founder & CTO

As a senior member of the team reporting directly to the CTO, you will help develop best practices and team culture, ensuring that our software is reliable, secure and usable and that our team is efficient and happy.

👩‍💻 You’ll spend your time:

  • Taking responsibility - with the support of a dedicated product manager - for refining, estimating and delivering on the team’s product vision.
  • Recruiting and retaining the engineering talent on your team.
  • Supporting the career growth of the people you manage in your team.
  • Alongside the CTO, architects and product manager, translating domain understanding into architectural designs using modern techniques such as Domain Driven Design and event storming.
  • Developing back-end applications, written in Kotlin and following modern architectures and techniques such as event-driven architecture, functional programming and reactive programming.
  • Thinking about how we can improve the quality, efficiency and security of the code base.
  • Researching and innovating on bleeding edge frameworks/techniques.
  • Improving the deployment pipeline, monitoring and operations platform.
  • Working with the wider technology team to achieve all of these goals.

💪 You should apply if:

  • You have experience in the most of the areas mentioned above
  • You constantly strive to learn new skills and improve your existing ones.
  • You are enthusiastic about working in a startup and helping to develop the business.
  • You believe in a people-first approach and consider self-improvement, happiness, diversity and inclusion to be vitally important.

🏖️ Benefits

  • Autonomy and responsibility. Work from wherever you want - forever
  • A powerful work laptop (Linux or Mac) + the set up you need to do your job well
  • Unlimited paid holiday (we have a minimum not a maximum number of days!)
  • Contributory pension
  • Perks scheme (discounts and rewards with 30,000+ brands)
  • Team lunches every month, fun team gathering every quarter

🤩 Ready to join us?


To apply please send your CV to with: - Which role you are applying for - What your superpower is - LinkedIn profile (or CV) - A few lines (or maybe a Loom video) on why you're excited about Claimer