Senior Software Engineer

Redgate makes software to help companies and professionals get the most out of their databases (our heritage and primary focus is the Microsoft ecosystem). We engineer our products and business to work for the mass market, which gives us the freedom to work on what everyone needs, not what an individual wants. We succeed by reliably solving our customers’ problems with ingeniously simple software.

We believe that the best way to do this is by engaging small teams with clear purpose, freedom to act and a drive to learn.

The Senior Engineer role at Redgate.

Based at our offices in Cambridge (UK) you’ll work in a small cross-functional team consisting of a Tech Lead, Designer and 4-6 software engineers. You’ll be supported by a development lead (who helps teams with people and process), a product manager (who helps set direction) and a coaching function (who help you get unblocked).

A strong technical foundation is necessary (but not enough!). As a senior engineer you should have breadth and depth of experience. You should be able to confidently solve gnarly problems with clean and simple solutions.

It’s not just the technical skills. An essential part of being a senior engineer is growing others. This could be by a combination of mentoring / coaching / teaching, or it could be by sharing your experience with others (conversations, lightning talks etc.).

One of Redgate’s core beliefs is that small teams do great things, so senior engineers must be team players.  They should recognise the feelings of others and adapt their approach. They should be the person that others want to work with. They should have strong opinions but always be willing to change direction based on other ideas or new evidence. Sometimes decisions will be made that people disagree with – if that happens it’s important to disagree and commit to the new course of action.

Finally, senior engineers should be accountable. They should be able to deputise for the tech lead, lead significant parts of work and contribute to the wider processes of Redgate. As a senior engineer you can be relied upon to do what you’ll say you’ll do.

What are we looking for?

  • You should have excellent skills in an object-oriented language (we primarily use C#)
  • You’re enthusiastic about engaging with customers as necessary to create a great product
  • Quality is important to you – not just of the code but of the product and experience that Redgate delivers
  • You have experience of developing technical people through coaching / mentoring / teaching.

Benefits

  • Salary is £50 – £65K, depending on experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free breakfast / lunch
  • 10% time every Friday afternoon

This job advert opens on 9 September 2019, and expires on 4 October 2019.

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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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