Research and Development Coordinator

Full time Full day

Lahore, Pakistan

Nakisa has built top of the line SaaS solutions which are being used by Fortune 1000 of today all over the world. Our clients rely on us and our cloud-based solutions every day to perform some of their most critical business tasks and we need your help to keep them happy.

We are looking for a Scientific Research and Experimental Development (“SR&ED”) coordinator. The ideal candidate has a passion for excellence, is driven to achieve his/her full potential and understands the value of building relationships with colleagues. If you have a degree in Computer Science and preferably (but not necessary) some experience with SR&ED programs, this role may be of interest to you. The SR&ED coordinator will collaborate with our external SR&ED specialist consultant to provide the necessary information in order to prepare claims for SR&ED tax incentives while also coaching and mentoring the team. You will play a leading role in the R&D department to ensure proper reporting and compliance for the SR&ED program and other grants.


  • Identify and review qualifying SR&ED work on an ongoing basis!

  • Prepare preliminary information about qualifying work for our SR&ED external partner.

  • Monitor the number of hours of qualified SR&ED work on an ongoing basis against targets.

  • Interacts on an ongoing basis with members of the R&D team in order to uncover all SR&ED eligible projects and the related information required to prepare the tax filing.

  • Help align the technical narratives for SR&ED external partners, which will also include the identification of specific employees and subcontractors in connection with the eligible activities identified and determining the amount of effort relating thereto.

  • Co-ordinate and ensure the required files are completed and analyzed on a timely basis.

  • Ensure admin tasks by the relevant teams are completed in a timely manner (weekly timesheets are filled and missing sheets are identified and followed up).

  • Ensures all claims are prepared timely, approved by the appropriate managers.

  • Assists the R&D Director in developing project work plans and scheduling associated project deliverables.

  • Documents all relevant works in a central organized location. Gathers samples of supporting documents to support the claims.

  • Be the lead internal coordinator in case of an audit of SR&ED tax credit claims.

  • Provide support and training for team members.

  • Collaborates with the firm’s R&D and Finance departments to define the required targets, timelines and necessary processes that are in place.

  • Maintain a strong understanding of relevant SR&ED policies.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of best practice procedures.

  • Notify and report to senior management any important matter of concern.


  • Ideally, have some basic proficiency into the Canadian SR&ED Program or be driven to learn.

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in IT, Software Development,

  • Possess a minimum of 3 years of progressive experience as a software developer.

  • Very organized

  • Great ability to interact and coach others.

  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.

Good to have

  • Working experience with Software Industry

What’s in It for You?

  • Opportunity to join a growing and fast-paced, SaaS company.

  • Chance to make a difference.

  • Work with Fortune 500 companies as your clients.

  • Growth opportunities into more technical roles or management roles.

  • Opportunity to learn and expand your skillset.

  • Make wonderful friends and become part of the diverse and inclusive Nakisa family.

  • Work with a team of incredibly talented and forward-thinking people who value hard work and know-how to celebrate the wins – No matter small or big.

  • Amazing benefits & perks.

About Us

Nakisa is a global leader in enterprise business solutions for Organization Design and Accounting, and Compliance. Nakisa delivers innovative, forward-thinking, and robust human resource (HR) and financial management solutions that advance business strategies. Our vision is to resolve the most complex problems of every enterprise customer. Our solutions are being used by the Fortune 500 of today.

We bring together diverse and bright minds to offer amazing software products. We believe the key to our success is our unity in thought and action. As we are continuously improving, we work hard to ensure Nakisa's values (Fairness, Integrity, Service, and Humility) drive our behaviors at all levels. Our solutions have excelled in the market. We are committed to excellence in its delivery and implementation, aiming for our customers to have the best possible experience in their journey with Nakisa. We’re recognized as one of best Canadian employers, having been named one of Montreal’s top employers of 2022, as well as one of Canada’s best employers for recent graduates.

Our people and our culture are the key to our success: hear from the team.

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