“When I first heard about what a technical writer does, I couldn't think of a better fit for me.
I love getting to the heart of complex technical concepts, and explaining them to other people in a way that makes them seem simple.
In this job, I'm part of a development team of fantastic people, working to make software that's as usable as possible.
It's challenging, and it never stops being interesting.”
We’re looking for a technical writer to join our Opportunities Division: someone with a passion for technology, who wants to be part of a fast-moving team developing brand new software.
You’ll be working on a suite of tools that are making Database Lifecycle Management a reality – helping organizations manage updates to their databases in a reliable and efficient manner.
You’ll work with Software Engineers, Testers, and UX Designers to build software that’s simple to use and easy to understand.
One day you’ll be researching and planning user experiences and contributing to GUI design. Another, you’ll be writing and reviewing blog posts. The next you’ll be writing embedded help for user interfaces in the morning, and release notes in the afternoon.
You’ll be expected to play an active role in sprint planning and review meetings, and you’ll collaborate with technical writers and writers in other divisions to help us build outstanding software.
Simple – you can explain complex, technical ideas in a way your target audience can understand, you learn to use new software quickly, and you’re genuinely interested in technology.
You also instinctively know good software design when you see it, and you find it easy to identify ways to improve user interfaces.
Being involved in, or passionately interested in, the software development environment, you thrive in a team and enjoy collaborating with all kinds of different people.
Ideally, you’ll have experience as a technical writer or author, or in a software development environment, and you can demonstrate great writing ability and a keen interest in design and technology.
You’ll probably have a strong academic background to at least degree level, or you’ll have lots of relevant experience and a compelling story.
We’re mainly looking for experienced writers, by the way, but if you’re a graduate with a strong application, we’ll definitely consider you.
We’re looking for someone who’s talented with words, so any writing, editing or publishing experience, or skills in teaching or training, would really help.
As would knowledge of common web technologies, such as HTML and CSS, and a working understanding of a programming language.
If you’re familiar with database and .NET technologies, or you’re familiar with documenting Cloud or SaaS applications, so much the better.
If you’d like to be a Technical Writer at Redgate, we’d like to hear from you.
Write a letter and tell us in simple language why you’re right for the job, and why you’d like to work at Redgate.
Also include a CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile.
If you want an informal chat first, why not talk to Beth, one of our Technical Writers?
She can answer any questions and tell you of her own user experience with Redgate.
Email her. She won’t mind. firstname.lastname@example.org
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