User Experience Designer (Mid - Senior Levels) - Redgate Software

User Experience Designer (Mid – Senior Levels)

“What was appealing to me about Redgate right off the bat was the size and age — not a corporate behemoth, and far from a bootstrapped startup. With 16+ years under their belt, they have a strong identity and a dedicated user base they know intimately. And they have an insanely talented, seasoned team of user experience designers I knew right away, I could learn a ton from. For me, it was the perfect opportunity to grow and mature as a designer.”

Allison Marshall on why she joined Redgate as a Designer.

Work for an organisation where UX is critical to business success and respected by everyone.

At Redgate UX is seen as a key differentiator and designers as critical to the ongoing success of our products. Our motto is to be ‘Ingeniously simple’ which relies on a fundamental understanding of our users and the ability to solve challenging problems in simple, intuitive and reliable ways. We genuinely care about our users and strive to create great, lasting experiences that go far beyond the final aesthetics.

Join a long-standing design team that embraces a diverse set of design skills/sensibilities.  

Our UX team comprises of individuals with a range of skills and backgrounds including visual design, copywriting, interaction design, and user research. We truly respect each other’s skillsets, preferences and competencies and collaborate as a team to solve really tricky design challenges. We welcome a diversity of experiences, play to each others strengths and provide individuals with the support they need along the way.


Be part of a growing design community that encourages sharing, learning and development.

We believe in a culture of design that is free from judgment, is supportive of the differing development needs of individuals and allows designers to safely explore their creativity. We routinely share our design work and actively encourage learning through feedback and collaboration, such that we can continue to learn and grow as a practice. Our Design Guild also has a regular programme of activities organised to support the sharing of knowledge, best practice and our wider learning objectives.

Fulfill your potential as a designer.

Joining as a UX Designer you will be first and foremost responsible for creating great experiences for our users. We won’t get in your way with policy and process and in fact will do everything we can to ensure you do can do the best work of your life here at Redgate.  You’ll be responsible for leading a product team through all phases of the design process and working with others in the business to help define the product vision and resulting roadmap.

We can offer a truly enjoyable challenge in a distinctly non-corporate environment where you’re encouraged to learn and develop your full range of skills whilst working on real, valuable, commercial products.

For more on what’s it like to be a UX Designer at Redgate see this article.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Understand our users and the nature of their problems through regular engagement;
  • Help teams focus on the key challenges by distilling raw research into meaningful insights;
  • Work closely with the products teams to help establish vision and direction;
  • Ideate, explore and collaborate on a range of possible solutions;
  • Seek rapid user validation through the creation of low-fidelity designs/prototypes;
  • Support the needs of the product teams throughout the implementation process;
  • Refine and improve the usability of a solution through testing, analysis and iteration;
  • Continually champion the quality and coherence of the end-to-end experience;
  • Support the learning and development needs of the wider design function

To apply for this opportunity you are:

  • Experienced in a similar UX/product design role;
  • An advocate for and practitioner of user-centred design methodologies;
  • Methodical and able to demonstrate a clear approach to solving problems;
  • Someone who deeply cares about all aspects of the end-to-end experience;
  • Open and inclusive in your approach to UX and how you engage with those you work with;
  • Continually looking to learn and grow as a designer and help others along the way;
  • Able to work across a range of platforms including desktop and web products.

It would be nice if you have experience in an agile environment, familiarity with web, SQL Server and or .NET Technology, but this is by no means essential.

What’s the package?

  • This role is based in Cambridge, UK and we provide extensive relocation support and VISA support where needed.
  • The Salary is £35,000 – £55,000 and is negotiable, dependant on experience
  • You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time.
  • We dedicate Friday afternoons to personal development, community and innovation.
  • Check out our great benefits package here.

 Apply for the role below. We’d like to see a portfolio from all applicants, please. Just attach it to your application or include a link on your CV/covering letter

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

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How to apply

Apply below with a CV and portfolio. A covering letter would also help with your application (but is a nice to have).

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We use a third-party recruitment system. We will always get back to you, so please check your junk folder, as sometimes our emails won’t show in your inbox.

Take a look at our privacy policy to find out how your data is looked after.

If you’re thinking about your next UX career move, what can you do to increase your odds of success and stand out? Find out how to apply design principles to your UX portfolio in Jon Boardman’s blog post.

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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