Software Engineer

Redgate makes software to help companies and professionals get the most out of their databases. Our products are designed to work for everyone – from the smallest, single developer houses to Fortune 500 companies. We succeed by reliably solving our customers’ problems with ingeniously simple software.

We’re looking for experienced software engineers to join one of our product teams. If you’re passionate about writing great code, love working in a team, and want to shape the software you build, we want to hear from you.

At Redgate, we believe that the best software comes from small, long-lived teams with a clear focus and autonomy to solve problems in their own way.

Development at Redgate

Based at our offices in Cambridge (UK) you’ll be working in a cross-functional team including a tech lead, designer, and 4-6 software engineers. You’ll be involved in all stages of software development: from research calls with customers to pushing your code through our automated build system and making those all-important deployments.

The majority of our code is written in C# (with a growing number of products using web technologies including TypeScript and React). We use GitHub for source control and TeamCity for continuous integration. Every software engineer gets all the hardware they need (fast machines and multiple monitors are standard), and freedom in choosing the software tools they’re comfortable with.

We take personal development seriously at Redgate. The last two years we’ve held our own conference at IWM Duxford, with all sessions run by Redgate employees. We run frequent lightning talks, open spaces, and a yearly Down Tools Week.

What makes you a Redgate Software Engineer

  • Excellent skills using a modern object-oriented language – we predominately use C#, but any similar language (think Java, Python, or Swift) require the skillset we’re looking for.
  • You appreciate making things simple isn’t always easy and strive for simplicity in the code you write and the products you build.
  • You thrive in a highly collaborative team of software engineers and are enthusiastic about engaging with customers, designers, and product managers as necessary to create great products and services.
  • (desirable) You have domain expertise in one or more of Redgate’s product areas.
  • (desirable) You have experience working within an agile development team, with knowledge of practices such as TDD, BDD and continuous delivery.

Package

  • A great benefits package 
  • You’ll work about 40 hours per week, with flexible work time 
  • We dedicate Friday afternoons to personal development, community and innovation 
  • Salary up to £55,000 (depending on experience)
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How to apply

Apply below with a CV and covering letter.

Apply for this job now

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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We want to be the place you do the best work of your life.

“I was looking for a mini Google, but in Cambridge.

I can’t believe I’ve found it.”