Posts Categorized in Working at Redgate

At Redgate, we create ingeniously simple software used by over 800,000 IT professionals, and we’re the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. We enjoy it too. It’s what makes coming to work fun. Our philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt database DevOps. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use products like the Redgate SQL Toolbelt, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.

15 September 2017

15 September 2017

What UX emoji would you design?

At last week’s UX Cambridge conference, we set the challenge to design a new UX emoji. We had great fun this week laying all the entries out on a table and choosing our favourites, X Factor style , until one of the entries literally got four yeses for ‘making that emoji their own’ (that’s... Read more

15 September 2017

15 September 2017

Product marketing, the Redgate way

On your first day at Redgate you get a packet of Jammie Dodgers. Although I was never told exactly what to do with them, the implied meaning was that they were to help me get to know my colleagues. If I shared them around the office over a cup of coffee, it might help... Read more

15 August 2017

15 August 2017

Down Tools Week 2017

Once a year, we hold Down Tools Week at Redgate. It’s our version of a hack week – a chance to put down the day job and spend a week working on something completely different. It’s an opportunity for our developers, designers and even marketers to work on ideas that interest and inspire them beyond... Read more

Who’d want to be a coach?

About a year ago, Redgate introduced a new role to support our development teams: Coaches. The idea’s simple. Our development teams are made up of software engineers and UX designers, who make great products. They can do that on their own, but many people are used to agile experts (like scrum masters or project... Read more

6 April 2017

6 April 2017

Applying design principles to your UX portfolio

As with any creative role, managers who are hiring for User Experience positions will often sift through a vast number of CVs and portfolios before a candidate even makes it through the door. As a potential employee it’s your job to impress, sell yourself to the company and most importantly give some insight into... Read more

24 March 2017

24 March 2017

Universal Architecture

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to the Universal Architecture idea described by J.B. Rainsberger in the podcast Unit Testability and the Universal Architecture. Everyone wants to deliver software that works and delivers value to our customers. That’s a fact! Everyone wants our software to be easy to change and maintain. That’s obvious! Unfortunately, we... Read more

23 March 2017

23 March 2017

Five ways we’ve implemented Agile marketing at Redgate

Implementing Agile working practices reminds me of Communism – if we just did it properly, everything would work perfectly! All projects would be a dream to work on, all deliveries would be early, the customers would get exactly what they needed, and so on. However, perfection is the enemy of progress. We’ve implemented an... Read more