Software Engineers

Redgate needs software engineers who want to create great products for Microsoft data professionals.

We’re open to fresh graduates, through to those with lots of experience under their belt. If you can show the right level of aptitude and approach, we’re keen to hear from you.

As a Redgate Software Engineer, you’ll work within a small team of 4-6 software engineers and a Technical Lead. You’ll also be supported by User Experience specialists, and coaches to help your team continuously improve their skills

At Redgate, we believe that the best tools are made by long-lived teams who enjoy working together, who have a clear mission and the freedom to make their own decisions. In return we ask that teams understand their user needs, are open and honest, ship frequently, and drive our products to be ingeniously simple.

Development at Redgate

Every software engineer gets a desktop PC with multiple monitors, an SSD, plenty of RAM and an MSDN subscription.

The majority of our code is written in C# using Visual Studio and ReSharper We use GitHub to version our code and have a strong culture of peer code review. Many teams use NCrunch for automatically running unit tests as you type. We use TeamCity for continuous integration and have an automated LED dashboard to provide visual feedback on any failures. We’re relentlessly trying to get faster feedback loops and invest heavily in faster automated tests.

We use open-source heavily and encourage contribution back to the community. We believe in transparency and display product information publically including build status, test status, performance, sales and customer usage information.

We have a healthy internal culture around learning and development with lightning talks, communities of practice, invited speakers and of course Down Tools Week.

What makes you a Redgate software engineer?

  • Excellent skills in an object-oriented language, such as C#,Java, Ruby or Python (we primarily develop in C#)
  • A bias toward simplicity and maintainability in the code you write and the products you build
  • Quality is important to you. You believe in automated testing and the importance of peer code review
  • You thrive in a highly collaborative team of software engineers
  • You are enthusiastic about engaging with customers as necessary to create a great product / service
  • (desirable) You have domain expertise in one or more of Redgate’s product areas
  • (desirable) You have experience working within an agile development team, with knowledge of practices such as TDD, BDD and continuous delivery


  • A great benefits package
  • You’ll work about 40 hours per week, with flexible work time
  • We dedicate Friday afternoons to personal development, community and innovation
  • Salary is £30,000 to £55,000 (depending on experience)


To apply, fill in the online application.

Or, if you have any questions about the role and would like to know more, get in touch with Jeff, our Head of Product Engineering at Redgate.

Don’t fancy writing a CV? Take part in Redgate’s first ever coding challenge to bag yourself an interview at Redgate.

This role is based in the great city of Cambridge, UK!

This is an open, rolling recruitment. 

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How to apply

Apply below with a CV and covering letter.

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The Redgate Recruitment process

Step 1

Step 1. Application

Step one is your application. So write a letter and upload it on the page for the job you’re interested in. Tell us about yourself, your skills and experience, and talk about why you’d like to work at Redgate. Include a CV, or a link to your LinkedIn page, and if you'd like to show some of your work, attach your portfolio or point us to Stack Overflow or GitHub.

Step 2

Step 2. Assessment

We’ll acknowledge your application straight away, review it and keep you updated on your progress. We might also email an assessment to complete, or invite you for a brief telephone interview. If we don’t think you’re suitable, we’ll inform you – and tell you why. We won’t let you down, we’ll try and help you.

Step 3

Step 3. 1st Interview

Step three is an interview in our Cambridge office. We’ll talk about your work history, your covering letter or video, and any assessments you’ve completed. You might also be asked to do some work-based tests and, if you’re applying for a technical role, expect technical questions – we love talking tech.

Step 4

Step 4. 2nd Interview

The second interview typically lasts two hours. You’ll be talking to different people, you may well meet people you’ll be working with, and we’ll allow time for you to ask questions. We don’t have a dress code at Redgate, by the way, so dress in whatever makes you comfortable.

Step 1

Step 5. Offer

If we think you’d be great at Redgate, we’ll make an offer and iron out any details like relocation issues. If we don’t think you’ll fit in right away, we’ll tell you why. Some people have taken our advice, boned up their knowledge and come back a year later and got a job. It helps.

This is our typical recruitment process, though for some roles it might be a bit different.

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“I was looking for a mini Google, but in Cambridge.

I can’t believe I’ve found it.”