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Working at Red Gate
A place to do great work
We're looking for passionate developers to join our world class team.
From managing deployment infrastructure to backing up SQL Server databases to the cloud and building development tools for mobile applications, you'll help us face the challenge of solving complicated customer problems with ingeniously simple software.
We're recruiting for a number of roles in the software engineering team. We don't have a one-size-fits-all software engineer, so this isn't a typical cookie-cutter advert for a specific shape of engineer. At Red Gate we try to be less concerned with your job title and more focused on the content of your work and the value you add.
We value many different types of engineers and encourage "T-shaped" personalities. Here's some examples of the sort of situational roles that we find valuable:
You will enjoy the challenge of systems architecture and have a sense for how the pieces fit together. You'll want to be the go-to person for architectural questions and you'll have a sense of correctness for larger scale system issues. You'll know that supporting and nurturing your team members is just as important as writing code and you'll be happy to mentor and coach other developers to improve their skills.
We are very interested in talking to people with SaaS experience (continuous deployment, systems architecture etc.) and those who have experience with the challenge of adapting legacy systems to meet new demands.
We are particularly excited about engineers with skills in creating awesome web experiences.
You'll be able to empathize with users,understand how they'll use our software, and be happy working with our customers to shape and build Red Gate's software products. You'll have strong opinions about what makes good and bad products and be able to justify them. You might want to run your own company one day, or work for a start-up - we'll give you valuable experience in working in a small team that truly owns the product.
We are looking for product engineers to lead the way in new ventures across Big Data, HTML5 mobile tools, and cloud services.
Technologies we use
The majority of our software is desktop based and uses C#/.NET, but we are increasingly moving towards software as a service.
Here's a selection of the current technologies we find useful:
- C# / .NET
- ASP.NET MVC
- Azure / EC2 / Rackspace
- Visual Studio and ReSharper
- DVCS (Mercurial / Git)
- Selenium, NUnit, Fluent Assertions, Moq and Ranorex
- Chromium Embedded Framework
- Knockout.js and Angular
SaaS brings a new set of exciting challenges to Red Gate and with it a new set of technologies to explore.
What's the package?
- A great benefits package.
- A commitment to your continuous learning and development.
- Salary is between £40,000 and £55,000, depending on experience.
- You'll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time.
How to apply
If you identify with any of the roles, then please apply below. To make your application stand out, tell us about the last epiphany you had about developing software and give an example of how you'd retrospectively apply this knowledge. The closing date for applications is January 31 2014.
If you don't see yourself as falling into one of these areas but still think you'd be a valuable software engineer for Red Gate, then please apply and tell us what we're missing in your covering letter.
If you aren't quite ready to apply yet and would like to discuss the opportunities at Red Gate in more detail first, then please email Jeff Foster (Head of Software Engineering) with any questions you have.