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Software Engineers

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.

You can find out what makes us tick as a development team at

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:

Technical Lead
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.

Specialist Engineer
A specialist digs deep into one or more areas. You might want to know all there is about the CLR, or become an expert in a JavaScript framework. You'll keep up to date with the latest developments in your area of expertise and make sure that Red Gate is always using the best technology for the purpose. You'll enjoy sharing this knowledge with your colleagues and perhaps further afield.

We are particularly excited about engineers with skills in creating awesome web experiences.

Product Engineer
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:

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?

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.

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.

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