Programmer, Senior (Mobile)

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Areas of Expertise:
Programming and Development
East Midlands
Lockwood Publishing
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Lockwood publishing seeks a highly motivated and skilled Senior Mobile Programmer to play an important role in the continued success of our virtual world Avakin Life. Our product is already extremely successful having achieved a top 300 position in the grossing chart on iOS. With over 18 million mostly organic downloads across iOS, Android and Amazon, this position offers a rare chance to be part of a team working on a product that is set for explosive growth over the upcoming years.

We offer a working environment based on open access to data and decision making, as we believe empowering developers to take responsibility for the features they implement is critical to the future success of our product. 

Skill summary:

  • The ability to write clear, reliable and maintainable code for cross-platform games.
  • A deep understanding of games development across multiple disciplines.
  • Strong software architecture skills, with a track record of successfully designing and implementing reliable, easy to understand and expandable code.
  • Familiarity of working with both C/C++ and C# code bases.
  • A can-do attitude, along with an unwillingness to give in when faced with a challenge.
  • Ability and willingness to mentor and advise junior members of the code team.
  • Have a clear understanding of the particular challenges in game development, such as art workflow, performance optimisation, memory management and supporting multiple platforms.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic revision control skills using SVN, Git or Perforce. 


Lockwood offers an extremely competitive quarterly bonus scheme which puts 50% of the quarterly incremental increase in profits into a bonus pot to be shared among the Avakin Team (Based on performance).

  • Salary DOE+ Benefits.
  • Flexible working subject to core-hours attendance (10-4pm).
  • Staff social outings.
  • Pension or Gym membership available.
  • Share options will be made available.
We do not have the resource to reply to all candidates. Thank you for your application if you take the time to apply and do not hear back from us. If your CV and application meets our requirements we will be in touch very soon.

Many thanks for your interest.

Contact Details:
Lockwood Publishing
Tel: 0115 993 2350
Contact: Joel Kemp

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