Posts Categorized in Working at Redgate

At Redgate, we make ingeniously simple software used by 650,000 IT professionals who work with SQL Server, Azure, .Net, and Oracle. More than 100,000 companies use our products, including 91% of companies in the Fortune 100. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems that developers and database administrators face every day. We enjoy it too. It’s what makes coming to work fun.

Five ways we’ve implemented Agile marketing at Redgate

Implementing Agile working practices reminds me of Communism – if we just did it properly, everything would work perfectly! All projects would be a dream to work on, all deliveries would be early, the customers would get exactly what they needed, and so on. However, perfection is the enemy of progress. We’ve implemented an... read more

How to sell a car

At Redgate we’ve had various debates over the years about how much impact the sales function has on the business. We’ve run experiments, had philosophical debates, made significant shifts in our policy and practice. There is a painful lesson that I’ve had to relearn many times, though: if the sales teams don’t do the... read more

A glimpse into the culture of our software development teams

When anyone visits Redgate HQ in Cambridge and takes a tour of the software development teams, their reaction is invariably the same. They’re surprised at the dress code (we don’t have one), they’re mystified by the walls plastered with Post-it notes, and they’re intrigued by the giant bean bags and cake everywhere. That’s the... read more

How I landed a UX gig at Redgate (part 1)

I moved to Cambridge UK in the summer of 2015. A bit of an Anglophile, it’s lived up to all expectations every Jane Austen book gave me of England. A hop, skip, and a jump away from London — it’s everything you need in a city, with its beautiful colleges and the River Cam as the... read more

Reflections from a UX guinea pig: my internship at Redgate

Redgate have been running a hugely successful intern program for a number of years now. Last summer, they looked to expand on the existing program and include an intern position in User Experience. This is where I come in. I was Redgate’s first UX intern – the guinea pig, if you will. With no... read more

The work life dilemma

Life’s chaotic, whether you’ve got plans or whether stuff just comes up. And often life has a tendency to conflict with work. Just the other day my daughter had a raised temperature, but I also had a busy day planned at work, including an important call with a marketing partner in the US. What... read more

Who’d want to be a coach?

Earlier this year, Redgate introduced a new role to support our development teams: Coaches. The idea’s pretty simple. Our development teams are made up of software engineers, who make great products. They can do that on their own, but many people are used to agile experts (like scrum masters or project managers) and quality... read more

DLM Dashboard – the inside story

As a DevOps engineer at Redgate, I’m one of those responsible for keeping the systems going behind the scenes. That’s everything from the internal systems and databases to the infrastructure that keeps our websites up and running. As you might imagine, I don’t have a lot of free time, so if there’s a tool... read more

Time to down tools and pick up some new ideas

At Redgate, we spend a lot of time developing ingeniously simple solutions to very complicated problems, typically those faced by database developers. It’s hard work but it’s rewarding work too and our software is in use by many of the world’s biggest companies (and a lot of smaller ones too). Down tools Every now... read more