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 challenging as well as rewarding. 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

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’s Cambridge headquarters. 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... 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

A day in the life of … a Product Support Engineer

When someone buys software from Redgate, it’s often not the end of the story. It can be the beginning of a journey because support is frequently part of the package. There’s good reason for that too because while we pride ourselves on developing software that’s ingeniously simple to use, that simplicity is deceptive. We... 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

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

23 February 2017

23 February 2017

A glimpse into the culture of our software development teams

When anyone visits Redgate HQ in Cambridge and takes a tour of the software development teams, their reaction is invariably the same. They’re surprised at the dress code (we don’t have one), they’re mystified by the walls plastered with Post-it notes, and they’re intrigued by the giant bean bags and cake everywhere. That’s the... Read more

19 January 2017

19 January 2017

How I landed a UX gig at Redgate

I moved to Cambridge UK in the summer of 2015. A bit of an Anglophile, it’s lived up to all expectations every Jane Austen book gave me of England. A hop, skip, and a jump away from London — it’s everything you need in a city, with its beautiful colleges and the River Cam as the... Read more