User Experience Designer

We're looking for UX designers & analysts from graduate to expert level to help us build great products for our customers and ensure that our ingeniously simple user experience remains a major competitive advantage.

Why be a user experience designer at Redgate Software?

Enjoy an environment where UX is respected by everyone

Management, development and commercial teams alike see UX as critical to the success of our products and improving the lives of our users. We genuinely care about designing and building a great user experience.

Be part of a permanent long-standing UX community

Our UX team cover a range of skills including visual design, interaction design, and user research. We respect each other’s skillsets, preferences, and strengths, and collaborate as a team to solve really tricky usability challenges. We share, learn, pair, support, and celebrate together.

Have space and support to learn and share

There’s always someone you can share with and learn from. We’ve got a really diverse set of skills that we work hard to support each other with. You’ll be stretching your skills constantly, but we’ll help you do that either within the team or in the wider UX community.

Join a company where UX is a core role in our teams

Our UX staff are part of both product teams and internal projects, but we like to be flexible. Some of us embed long-term as full-time members of our development teams, others move between teams based on the demand for our skills. We work and adjust to the needs of our customers, projects, and ourselves.

Work in a team that understands UX isn’t just pretty pictures

We need your interaction design, usability and analytical skills to help us develop a deep understanding of our users’ goals, needs, and problems (and then help address them). If you have great visual design abilities, we’ll gladly use those too!

Help users understand and solve challenging technical problems with ease

We present complex technical information and processes in simple, readable, and enjoyable ways. It’s quite a challenge but our users really appreciate the results.

Develop tools for developers, with developers

Work collaboratively with developers, technical writers, and product managers to define the user experience. Take a lead in identifying key user needs, prototyping new features, running usability tests, and iterating designs based on feedback from the rest of the team and from real users.

We’re private, profitable, and most of all human

We can offer a truly enjoyable challenge in a distinctly non-corporate environment where you’re encouraged to learn and develop your full range of skills whilst working on real, valuable, commercial products.

What makes you our next User Experience Designer?

  • You can articulate how and why design is about meeting user needs, not just aesthetics.
  • You're willing and able to work on both desktop and web products. You use the right platform for the context and goals of the user.
  • Your technical analytical skills mean you can objectively challenge problems and devise simple design solutions.
  • You're just as happy facilitating collaborative design sessions and workshops as you are leading user research and testing.
  • You collaborate well with developers, technical writers, and testers in small project teams where you'll be advocating the user's perspective.
  • You have an excellent knowledge of user-centred design methods.
  • You're pragmatic when it comes to design solutions. You know when to balance what’s great with what’s necessary and when to champion for better.
  • Your clear and concise communication skills mean you're able to build consensus for design solutions by explaining both what and why.

What would really help?

These things are extras - "nice-to-haves". If you don’t have them but still think you’d be great here, don’t be put off applying (we know how rare good UX people are)!

  • Experience using an agile approach to software development.
  • Familiarity with web, SQL Server, and/or .NET technology.
  • A university degree or postgraduate qualification in HCI or a related discipline.

What's the package?

  • A great benefits package.
  • Salary is negotiable, depending on experience (please tell us your salary expectations in your covering letter).
  • You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time.
  • If you're not based in the local area, we can help you relocate.
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How to apply

To apply, simply upload your CV and covering letter, or get in touch with careers@red-gate.com if you'd like to talk to us first.

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Do you want to work term time only?

We’re currently experimenting with the idea of setting up a term-time team. If you’re interested in the above role and like the idea of working term time only, send us an email: termtimeteam@red-gate.com.

You can also read our blog to find out more about Redgate’s search for a term-time team.

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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