Product Manager, Database Development/Deployment

Product Manager, Database Development/Deployment

What do you know about the areas of database development and deployment? What are the best practices? How have these changed in an agile world? Could you help drive the direction of our products to fulfil the needs of customers trying to implement best practice for development and deployment for their database – both now and in the future?

We’re looking for someone with the relevant experience to join our Database Lifecycle Management division as a Product Manager. Someone who can bring insight and vision in the area of database development and deployment. Your role, working alongside others in the division, will be to set the long term strategy so that we can win in this market, as well as providing significant tactical input to the development teams to make sure we get there.

Our Product Managers have one foot firmly planted in software development and the other in our commercial strategy. They feel a strong sense of responsibility for the commercial success of their products, and to help achieve success they work closely with the development, marketing, and sales teams, and with other Product Managers from across the business. We’re now looking to hire one new person for this linchpin role.

The role needs someone who will bring this insight to Red Gate and has direct experience of the domain, ideally on the Microsoft application platform (most notably, SQL Server). This may have come from a variety of roles – as a consultant, a Product Manager, a DevOps manager, or other – what’s important is the quality of understanding and knowledge that you can deliver.
What makes you a Red Gate Product Manager?

You’ve got in-depth knowledge of the domain in which you work – in this case, database development and deployment.
You have a powerful blend of technical and commercial expertise, irrespective of how you achieved it.
You’re particularly interested in the commercial aspects of software.
Your communication and consensus-building skills are first-rate, and you have strong, creative problem-solving skills too.
You’re experienced in visiting and talking to customers.
You’ve got the passion and enthusiasm to act as a technical evangelist for your products, internally and externally.
You have a strong strategic vision for your products, coupled with the intuition and insight to spot tactical issues that need your involvement.
You’re confident presenting a business case to management.

What experience do you have?

An understanding of how database developers and DBAs handle the problems of development and deployment, ideally on SQL Server.
A strong technical background, likely with development/coding experience.

What would really help?

Significant exposure to groups who have implemented (or tried to implement) continuous delivery practices – whether as a consultant, within a software organisation, as a manager of a DevOps team, or through some other experience.
Specific experience in the SQL Server and/or .NET development domains.
An understanding of the commercial side of product development – how building the right product can lead to revenue for the business.

What’s the package?

A great benefits package.
Salary is negotiable, depending on experience.
You’ll work about 40 hours a week, with flexible work time.

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