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Backend Developer - Toca Days

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Do you want to be part of creating a safe, playful, and friendly online space for kids to hang out and explore together?

As a Backend Developer here at Toca Boca you will be part of a growing game team in delivering our most ambitious project ever - Toca Days, a friendly multiplayer world for children where they can feel safe, creative and be able to express themselves.

You will help guide and contribute to Toca Boca’s journey from premium apps to a games-as-a-service live production. You will be contributing to a fresh project without the burdens of old legacy code (we only have new legacy code) where both the code and the team is flexible to adapt. Since we’re breaking new ground there isn’t much pre-determined “this is how we do it”. You’ll be part of laying that out.

What you’ll be doing
You’ll be part of our most complex and ambitious project yet; our first multiplayer playground! You’ll strengthen our back-end and cloud development capabilities to ensure delivery and support of connected features needed by the game by building and maintaining game related services.

You’ll be involved in the full product cycle for the platform and services in the Toca Days cloud environment, from green field development to maintaining the scalability and performance with millions (and millions!) of users

You’ll collaborate with other team members to identify their needs from a back-end perspective, and together you’ll work out the development route to take. Aligning with and contributing to a culture and set of practices that ensure long-term stability and quality of life for binaries and humans alike.

Skills & Requirements

Is this you?
You are a backend developer with professional experience building NodeJS microservices, as well as experience designing, providing and/or consuming JSON-based HTTP apis. You know all about Javascript, Typescript and maybe even NestJS. Basically, javascript is your thing.

You have experience building and deploying services in a public cloud (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). For this position you have to be a EU national. We not able to hire anyone requiring a work permit.

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.

About the company

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.

Nicolle de Lima | Contact Person

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