How would you like to play a key part in making game development easier for the game teams at Toca Boca? Or to set up the newly formed Central tech team for success for many years to come?
Central Tech’s goal is to enable Toca Boca’s game developers to make apps that build, run and deploy efficiently on modern mobile platforms (iOS/Android). Our aim is to provide great tooling and services to support best practices with a minimal amount of effort.
As the Technical Director you’ll be the driving force behind the development of Central Tech Online services, Dev Ops and Toca ID (our new account service) serving millions and millions of users around the world. You’ll be looking after the full product cycle for the platform and services in the Toca Boca cloud environment, from green field development to maintaining the scalability and performance.
You’ll service game teams who create games that are enjoyed by millions of kids all over the world, developing new technology that takes privacy is paramount.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll be the one to drive the development and architecture of the online backend system, CI/CD, tooling, documentation and platform to enable the other teams to iterate quickly when building their products and services.
You’ll set the structure and make plans around how to sustainably develop tech for multiple game teams. You’ll build a tech road-map on what is most important to invest in for the following years as well as take an active part in recruiting the team you need to accomplish this.
Is this you?
You are an experienced technical leader who still enjoys being hands-on when needed.
You have knowledge and experience with either building large scale backend systems (serving multiple millions of users) or large scale DevOps systems and how they are built to serve the needs of developers in a gameplay team.
You’re knowledgeable in architecting systems that need to follow GDPR and compliance related areas such as COPPA.
You have experience with cloud services. Whether you have used AWS, GCP or Azure doesn’t matter (we use AWS).
This is us!
Toca Boca captures the spirit of play. We create digital toys and everyday products that are filled with fun and silliness that kids from any corner of the world can instantly relate to. Everything is designed from their perspective. We celebrate the diversity and quirkiness of their world and give them the freedom to play in ways that only they can.
Good to know!
This position is full time and based in our Stockholm office with a hybrid working model (part office, part working from home). We apply a 6 months probationary period. As we’re an international company, with over 20 nationalities working here, and millions of users all over the world, you have to be fluent in English. Your application should therefore be in English.
Toca Boca develops digital games that capture the power of play and that are filled with fun and silliness that kids around the world can instantly relate to. Since our first product launch in 2011, we have released 46 apps that have been downloaded more than 444 million times the world over, making us the No. 1 mobile-first kids brand in the App Store. Our products focus on sparking kids’ creativity and imagination, creating opportunities for open-ended play.
With offices in Stockholm and San Francisco, Toca Boca is owned by Spin Master Corp., a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties.
What We Look ForTOM
CollaborationAmazing ideas come from anywhere. We believe transparency, honesty and constructive communication are crucial for making great things.
PlayfulnessOpen. Curious. Creative. Leaving room for spontaneity is important to us for creating a fun and playful work environment.
Standards of QualityGood enough is never good enough. We strive to innovate and evolve our craft, and we’d never get there without working together toward our visions.
PassionWe all share in the excitement of making great things together. It's what drives us to do the things we do.
ResponibilityWe take ownership and pride in everything we do. From gender to accessibility — we are dedicated to inclusivity.