Do you want to help a team and organization create their first live product? Are you a technical visionary who knows how to inspire and mentor a development team? Does scalable infrastructure, slick game features and strategic roadmaps excite you?
As a Tech Director you’ll be joining our most ambitious project yet - Toca Days, a friendly multiplayer world for children celebrating the excitement and quirkiness of everyday life. A 3D world where kids will be able to play and explore in real time through their own avatar.
You’ll be the one to make sure that our tech teams are unified, that our processes are smooth, and that we end up with a robust, scalable live platform.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll own the technical vision and set the strategic direction for Toca Days’s technical platform. But you won't be alone, you will collaborate with tech leads and architects in setting this up. Toca Days is in an early phase and you will have a major part in shaping it. We have release processes to streamline, a growing tech team and many decisions to make. You will encourage knowledge sharing, mentor our technical leads and help make Toca Boca an even better employer for developers.
You’ll support the team by ensuring sustainable development processes and workflows. By your side will be a small team of lead developers, who you will coach to make autonomous decisions within the tech direction, and of course the development team as a whole.
You’ll work closely together with Ali, our Lead Producer, in setting the roadmap, recruitment etc.
You’ll be the one to assess if we have the technical capabilities to create the features we want to create and the cost for those. You’ll be responsible for technical reporting and stakeholder metrics.
Is this you?
You have experience working in technical leadership roles and have lots of experience from the game industry. You have previously worked as a developer and you know what great system architecture looks like, especially in live games
You have worked with, and shipped, multiple multiplayer games with client server architecture or worked with the matchmaking backend infrastructure of games with a huge player base.
You have experience with Unity, or other game engines, and understand them on a high level.
You’re excited about creating the next big digital playground for kids around the world. You believe in the power of play!
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 dream up.
Good to know!
This position is full time and based in our Stockholm office. We apply 6 months of probationary employment. As we’re an international company, with over 10 nationalities 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.