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 are seeking a Senior Engineering Director to lead multiple engineering teams in the areas of Backend Web Services, Tools, Publishing Pipelines, Dev Ops and our own custom Game Framework technology.

Main Responsibility

  • Lead multiple teams of software engineers working various technologies for Avakin Life
  • Guide and develop engineers, growing their skills and careers
  • Support and mentor engineering leads
  • Identify resource constraints and build out teams through recruitment
  • Drive technical excellence by validating technology choices, architectural design and code quality, diving deeper when necessary
  • Enable the team to succeed by identifying gaps, improving engineering process and providing growth opportunities

  • Be the voice of the team in interacting with various stakeholders across disciplines both inside and outside of engineering
  • Act as a conduit from VP leadership down to the team, distilling strategic direction into tactical action
  • Collaborate with other technical leaders to drive technical best practices
  • Coordinate closely with other disciplines (especially Production and Product Management) to ensure alignment against overall goals for Avakin Life


    • Track record of building successful teams and delivering and operating sophisticated software products
    • Experience directly managing teams of software engineers
    • Experience managing leads/managers
    • Extensive prior hands-on software development experience
    • Solid understanding of best practices for engineering process, code quality, build/release pipelines server and client side, security and live operations
    • Knowledge of the mobile landscape and emerging technologies
    • Familiarity with multiple programming languages and backend platforms (i.e. AWS, Java, C#, C++ and/or Go)
    • Familiarity with agile development methods and tools
    • Experience with Unity is a plus

Competitive Salary

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