Go Backend Developer

Lockwood Publishing Ltd is Mobile Games Company based in Nottingham and soon to open a Brighton Studio. Lockwood have developed Avakin Life published on Google Play, Amazon and iOS.

Avakin Life is a free to play mobile virtual world on mobile. Avakin Life is in the top 300 grossing apps in the US on iOS with over 22 million downloads since December 2013.


  • The creation and maintenance of fast, efficient and reliable backend micro services to be used by the game client.
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of automated testing for our backend API and services.
  • Create and maintain minimum amount of documentation required for team members to understand how web services and API function


  • Minimum of two years developing back end systems for video games, gaming/gambling, or any other large-scale back-end API or web development.
  • A working knowledge of PostgreSQL, MySQL or SQL Server.
  • A basic level of Python programming ability.
  • A clear understanding of fault tolerance and data integrity in relation to back end architecture.
  • A huge willingness to learn and expand their technical horizons.
  • Ability to both troubleshoot and identify optimisation opportunities in back-end APIs.
  • Practical experience of Linux.

Desirable, but not essential skills & experience:

  • An understanding of Couchbase, or other horizontally scaling database.
  • Working knowledge Redis.
  • Familiarity with Amazon services such as EC2, RDS and S3.
  • A basic understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript.

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

  • Flexible working subject to core-hours attendance (10-4pm) 
  • Staff social outings 
  • Pension or Gym membership available
  • Share options will be made available

Salary DOE+ Benefits. An extremely competitive bonus scheme which puts 50% of the quarterly incremental gain in profit into the bonus pot.

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 you interest.

No Agencies please.

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

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