Senior Software Engineer

Columbus, OH

Location: 1404 Goodale Blvd, Ste 400, Columbus, OH, 43212

Reports to: Head of Development

Availability requirements: Full time


Clarus R+D is the leader in world-class technology that enables every business to unlock the full value of R&D tax incentives for innovation and growth. Founded by tax and technology experts, our cloud-based software delivers access, compliance, and clarity for federal and state R&D programs. With Clarus R+D, companies of all sizes can maximize the power of R&D tax incentives to significantly impact their business.


The Clarus R+D application is an enterprise web application that guides innovators through an R&D study, generates reports, and facilitates an online dialog with our tax experts. This role will lead one of three small teams of 3-5 developers. Mentor your team by coaching (15%), pull request reviews (25%), and pair coding (60%) to grow more effective as a software developer. Lead and encourage a culture of learning, pair programming, and test-driven development. Building, supporting, and maintaining the application will be done through your team with your leadership and mentorship.


  • Hold entrance meetings with product managers to make sure the acceptance criteria are clear.
  • Manage the developer pairings on your team.
  • Be actively engaged in developing solutions.
  • Review the pull requests across teams and lead others on your team in learning how to do healthy pull request reviews.
  • Sync with the other team leads to be consistent in our practices and tooling.
  • Hold exit meetings reviewing pull requests with product managers to confirm that expectations have been met.
  • Actively contribute to sprint retrospective meetings and process improvement.
  • Manage technical research projects.


  • 1+ years of Elixir
  • 7+ years of software development
  • Experience leading and mentoring a team of junior developers
  • Pair programming
  • Test-driven development


  • Elixir
  • Phoenix framework
  • LiveView
  • Tailwind CSS
  • UNIX servers
  • Git
  • SQL
  • Docker
  • AWS (Fargate, ECS, S3)

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