Znipe, founded in 2016 is a rapidly expanding e-sports company. We focus on creating cutting edge streaming and entertainment products for the 21st century. Znipe are looking for the next star in the world of developers to help us be the best that we can be. We want to give our prospective applicants room to grow in what is an ever expanding pool of talent in the world of digital development.
An initiative from former e-sports profiles
The experience you’ll get will vary with the choices you make – the players you follow, the streams you choose, however and how often you split the screen. And because it’s Znipe TV, all streams give you a unique tournament feel with championship perspectives.
Znipe supports equal opportunity
At Znipe we value equality in all forms and we want to encourage everyone to get into e-sports and for e-sports to become a more inclusive environment. We always aim to attract and retain the best people from around the world to work for us, so that we can deliver a project that draws on global expertise and experience.
Johan Ryman (Founder and CEO) oversees all aspects of Znipe Esports strategy and operations. Following his career as a professional Counter Strike player, during which he won the 2001 and 2003 World Championships, Johan spent the next decade working with CDN and streaming media technologies.
He has consulted with major media corporations internationally on digital media and content distribution strategies. He has been involved in multiple esports startups including the New Stream Media Group which in 2004 launched one of the earliest online streaming solutions for gaming.
Erik Åkerfeldt (Founder and CEO) leads Znipe Esports technical development and technical strategy and has more than 10 years of experience in leading RnD teams in the development and launch of products for a global market.
Erik previously worked as CTO at Millicom Digital Ventures where he ensured the launch of mi.tv for the Latin American market and has worked at Ericsson as Program Manager for several generations of their mobile phone development. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Christian Lidström (Head of Business Development) is a former professional Counter-Strike player and a world champion for teams such as SK Gaming, NiP and EYE. He is a popular lecturer on the application of game elements to increase engagement and motivation amongst digital generation audiences and has consulted with a broad range of companies and governmental entities on understanding that the best mix of technologies for successful digital marketing.
He holds a M.Sc., in Marketing from Jönköping International Business School and serves on the board of leading accessories retailer Scorett.
Fredrik Niemelä (Head of Product) oversees Znipe Esports Product Development. Fredrik is an experienced entrepreneur and was previously Product Development Director at Spotify.
He has been engaged in competitive programming for more than 15 years, including as coach for the Swedish National Programing Team and holds a M.Sc., in Computer Science and Engineering from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology.