Jobs weekly: moves at Metacore, Netflix, Pixion, Kolibri, Playtika and more


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Metacore: There have been a whopping 12 new starters at the Merge Mansion maker in the last month, including the addition of Dodreams and Rovio veteran Sami Lahtinen as live production lead, which we covered in April.

There’s also former Zynga, Rovio and Uken Games narrative designer Rachel Prianka, former Sulake, Nitro, Ministry of Games and Lockpickle artist Ville Paloheimo, ex-Gameloft and Seriously engineer Zsolt Leitner, Nokia and Rovio marketing veteran Kai Torstila, and ex-Seriously and Next Games QA specialist Tom Hayter.

Metacore newbies Rachel Prianka, Ville Paloheimo, Zsolt Leitner, Kai Torstila and Tom Hayter.

Rounding out the 12 are Wong Chee Chun as devops engineer, Jarno Kantelinen as illustrator, Veli-Matti Hokkanen as IT support trainee, Pasi Lehtinen as legal counsel, Mira Sallanko as project manager and Pirita Riutta as technical QA specialist.

Netflix: May Garcia has stepped into the role of senior producer for Netflix’s internal games studios. Garcia was previously operations program manager at the streaming firm, and has previously worked in production roles at Zynga and Nickelodeon.

Pixion Games: Former Jagex and Hutch product manager Maria Gillies is now product director at Pixion Games, which is developing ‘play-to-own’ battler Fableborne.

Netflix’s May Garcia, Pixion Games’ Maria Gillies, Kolibri Games’ Tezcan Unlu and Playtika’s Natalia Santorek.

Kolibri Games: The idle games firm has hired Rollic’s Tezcan Unlu as senior advertising monetisation manager.

Playtika: The Israeli giant has hired Natalia Santorek as talent acquisition specialist. She moves over from recruitment firm Magnit, and has previously worked as a recruiter at Ubisoft Berlin.

Nitro Games: Topi Kauppinen is now senior marketing artist at Nitro. He moves from AR/Metaverse firm Arilyn, and has previously worked at Doop and as a freelancer.

Ramp: The UK analytics and forecasting startup cofounded by ex-King VP Angus Lovitt has hired Greig Rapley as its CTO. Rapley joins from his CTO role at Football Radar.

MobileAction: Ihsan Sahin is now senior account manager, stepping up from his prior role as senior client partner.

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