At Lockwood, our vision is to bring people together through Avakin Life so they can play, share and socialise! Listed as one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies by the FT for 2020 as well as winning numerous TIGA and other awards several years in a row, our journey’s only just begun. With great benefits including an employee share scheme, we’re a super destination for those who want to work on cutting edge social experiences in an environment that fosters communication and creativity. We’re always looking for good people – if you are interested in helping us shape Avakin Life’s future, this is a great opportunity.

We’re looking for an awesome Tools Developer to join the team helping to maintain and develop our art pipelines. You’ll need to have an interest in artist workflows – so you may be either a programmer with a good general understanding of artist workflows, or a technical artist with a solid understanding of programming/scripting. You’ll primarily develop, support and improve workflows in third party commercial apps for our internal teams, and also contribute ideas and suggestions for the evolution of our workflows, assets and bespoke tools.


  • Adapting, maintain and improving our Build Tools and Pipeline;
  • Identifying and developing improvements to our existing Maya Scripts;
  • Investigating failures and problems in tools, asset conversion and asset performance;
  • Automating processes that other teams rely on and working with users/stakeholders locally and throughout the company;
  • Documentation of pipeline tools/scripts developed for stakeholders/users;
  • Developing our Art and Performance Tools for our future plans and growth;
  • Supporting staff with usage (face to face/via zoom) of tools;
  • Ensuring stability and reliability for our internal tools users.


    • Good working knowledge of Python;
    • Experience working with Maya and scripting;
    • General understanding of art workflows – environments/characters/animations
    • Knowledge of version control software e.g. SVN, Git, Perforce;
    • Comfortable with both Windows and Mac development;
    • Able to document own work for other audiences.

    Desirable: Experience working with Jenkins or similar Continuous Integration platforms; Some experience with supporting users of software; 1-2 years experience supporting art workflows; Knowledge of performance profiling and art optimisation.


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