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We’re a commercially-minded group that is passionate about our work. We’re invested in the development of Avakin, both professionally and financially. Here at Lockwood, all our metrics are transparent, so you can see the difference you’re making to the evolution and success of our company. Most importantly, we’re a team; we work collaboratively on projects to tackle complex areas of the game and to help Lockwood grow.

We’re always on the lookout for talented, senior-level individuals to join our team. You’ll need to be self-motivated and committed to our ambitious future development.

Come Join Us

Help shape Avakin

Our vision is to make Avakin a collaborative, user-driven game that’s accessible to all. Join our team to be a part of Avakin’s exciting journey. Some of the benefits of working here include:

  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Staff social outings
  • Childcare vouchers and generous maternity scheme available
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The Team

Leadership Team

Olivern Kern
Chief Commercial Officer

Oliver Kern

Oliver comes with 20 years of experience in casual and MMO games. He oversees growth initiatives around Marketing, Partnerships and Distribution.

Joe Stevens
Newcastle Studio Director

Joe Stevens

With 20 years of experience building development teams and start-ups in the games industry, Joe is growing and directing the Newcastle studio.

Ricardo Flores
Lisbon Studio Head

Ricardo Flores

Always pushing the Portuguese dev scene, speaker at local and international conferences & events. Regular Pocketgamer Big Indie Pitch judge. Teacher & mentor at Leiria and Lisbon Polytechnics on videogames related degrees.

Justin Edwards
Operations Director

Justin Edwards

Justin is an expert in game operations and running production at scale. He was at Jagex for 12 years in various senior leadership roles before joining Lockwood.

Claire Panter
Director of Player Support

Claire Panter

Claire has over a decade's experience in the tech & gaming industry as an expert in online communities & customer support, and regularly speaks at industry events about safety in virtual worlds.

Director

David Helgason

Technologist, founder of Unity, Director at Lockwood and a passionate entrepreneur. David is helping Lockwood innovate and build upon its rapid growth.

Halli Bjornsson
Co-founder and CEO

Halli Bjornsson

After helping set up Lockwood in 2009, director Halli now oversees the product and business development of the company.

Karl Hilton
Board and Investor

Karl Hilton

Karl has over 20 years’ experience in the videogame industry and now supports the studio team, as well as Lockwood’s business development.

Art Team

Adam P
Ben
Carl
Dale
Jake
Jon
Liam B
Michael
Robin
Sam P
Tamsin

Community Team

LKWD Adam
LKWD Cameron
LKWD Jessie
LKWD SamM
LKWD Sylvia

Design Team

Dec
Sina
Dan
James Wo
Tom

Development Team

Maria
Adam L
Alex
Alex T
Andrew
Antonio
Billy
David D
Graham
Grant
James D
James S
Joseph M
Kyle
Mark
Matt
Richard
Ruan
Tim B
Tim L
Tim M
Victor

IT Team

Marc
Adrian

Data Protection

Dorin

Management Team

Ed
Halli
Helana
Joe S
Joel
Oliver C
Oliver K
Simon O

Production Team

Alison
Chris G

QA Team

Craig
Luis
Joey
Andrei
Desiree
Jermayne
Kris
Lei
Liam K
Robert

Retail Team

Lydia
LKWD Lisa
Maria
Ria
Tallie
Viktorija

UI Team

Kayi