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.

3 August 2015

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3 August 2015

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Developing Product Marketers

We’re currently trying to hire a number of product marketers and I’m regularly asked questions about personal development. What are the opportunities for progression? What’s available from a personal development perspective? What training is available? This is particularly pertinent when people are switching industries, or when they perceive us doing something highly technical that,... Read more

17 July 2015

17 July 2015

Being a Product Marketing Manager at Redgate

When I’m told there is a new product release on the horizon at Redgate, the first thing I do, as the Product Marketing Manager, is meet with the Product Manager. I’ve heard many stories in the past about how easy it is for marketing professionals to slip into a bubble of isolation when preparing to... Read more

13 July 2015

13 July 2015

Finding Product Managers Part II – Strategy

A few months ago I wrote about how difficult it was to find product managers for Redgate. I described how hard it was finding someone with the necessary mix of technical, commercial and interpersonal skills to succeed. Thinking about it more, I believe that it is in fact harder than that – that there’s... Read more

5 February 2015

5 February 2015

Why recruiting a Product Manager is so difficult

Good product managers can’t really be unicorns, can they? Well they can’t be, because we have some great product managers at Redgate. So why then is it so difficult to recruit more? Redgate is an amazing place to work, are these people just not applying? Are we asking for the wrong thing? Too much?... Read more

29 July 2014

29 July 2014

Redgate’s technical interviews

This article describes the Redgate interview process.  We wanted to make the interview process clear and transparent so that you can best prepare for applying at Redgate. Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter The Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter are our first insight into you as a software engineer.  From your covering letter we’d... Read more

2 October 2013

2 October 2013

Top 10 tips for getting a design job

I previously wrote about how to get a graduate position in UX or design. That post came out of two things: the fact that we were hiring graduates at the time, and that I was asked quite regularly at conferences and events what candidates should send us to demonstrate their suitability. Now we’re recruiting again–but... Read more