Development Manager

At Redgate we believe the best way to make software products is by engaging small teams empowered with clear purpose, freedom to act and a drive to learn. We believe in pushing ownership of our products to the teams that work on them, agreeing the outcomes we are aiming for and then supporting teams to explore, innovate and iteratively deliver ingeniously simple software.

If you believe what we believe and are an experienced development or delivery manager who wants to build high performing teams to create great products, then you should come and work with us.

Role Description

As a Development Manager at Redgate, your mission is to increase the impact of Product Development by building and guiding high-performing teams empowered with clear purpose, the freedom to act and a drive to continuously improve. You’ll support your teams in balancing their approach to agile, lean product development and design thinking to tackle high value work iteratively and to a high quality, building products that our users love. You’ll provide expert, flexible people management for the Technical Leads and Product Designers leading your teams helping them grow, further develop their skills, experience and knowledge. You’ll coordinate and collaborate across the product development organisation to balance Redgate’s technical and commercial strategy and drive cross divisional initiatives.

What are we looking for?

As a Development Manager you’ll support the team in adopting the right approach and practices for the job at hand. You’ll have a great set of tools to support teams, from agile practices and lean product management techniques through to coding practices such as test-driven development, refactoring or even mob-programming. You’ll recognize the times you need to bring in deep expertise, and you’ll be able to call on support from a team of specialist quality coaches, engineering leadership and design leadership.

You’ll be an experienced manager, who has led technical teams in a previous role and has the battle-scars to prove it. You’ll have the experience to know what works, what doesn’t, and be able to mentor/coach team leads appropriately. From this experience, you’ll recognize the warning signs that signal when you should get more involved, and you’ll know when to step back and give the team freedom to make progress their way.

You’ll have a track record of growing the skills and knowledge of the people you work with. You’ll have guided people new to senior and management roles to develop them into trusted and capable leaders.

We’re looking to recruit an experienced, authentically technical, Development Manager to lead multiple teams who are responsible for a building and maintaining products in our award winning SQL Toolbelt suite.

For a flavour of what life is like as a Development Manager (we call them Development Leads) working with development teams at Redgate, you can check out this blog post by one of our most experienced Development Leads, Priya Sinha.

What’s the package?

  • A great benefits package
  • A commitment to your continuous learning and development
  • Salary is £70k – £85k, depending on experience
  • You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time
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How to apply

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Please only apply for roles through our website, as we are unable to accept applications made by email.

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.


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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.

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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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