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Technical Director

At Toca Boca, we believe in the power of play to spark kids’ imaginations and help them learn about the world. We design our products from the kids’ perspective to empower kids to be playful, to be creative and to be who they want to be. Our products include award-winning apps that have been downloaded more than 150 million times in 215 countries and offer fun, safe, open-ended play experiences.

Since the start in Stockholm in 2010 our portfolio has grown to include 34 digital toys and a brand new video streaming service for kids. And soon we’ll be rolling out our first physical products.

As of 2016, Toca Boca is part of Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Toca Boca has 99 employees that are based in Stockholm, New York, Toronto and San Francisco

In order to be able to take our Toca Life Series to the next level, we're looking to expand our Digital Toys team in Stockholm with a passionate and seasoned developer. You will work in a team together with play designers, artists and other programmers in producing the digital toys of the future.

What you will be doing:

  • You ensure we have a clear technical vision for the series and make sure the core architecture is defined and implemented according to technical strategy lead by you.
  • You develop apps, tools, and prototypes as well as work with the artists and play designers on technical solutions on a day-to-day basis.
  • You actively share your knowledge, mentor your co-programmers within the studio and provide strong technical leadership within your project.
  • You innovate and implement new ideas and technologies within the series that will set up the company for success for the future.
  • You are responsible for the technical specifications, requirements, timings and execution of the project.

We're looking for a developer that:

  • Loves toys and games.
  • Has 5+ years of professional experience in creating games and related software development, 2+ years experience with Unity.
  • Experienced in taking the lead in programming
  • Excels in system architecture and technical vision.
  • Is passionate about creating mobile games.
  • Can invite us to play a game that you've made, live in an app store or elsewhere.
  • Pays attention to details, is curious and takes pride in their work.
  • Is excited to engage and discuss with all disciplines of the team throughout the whole production.
  • Has the ability to identify the risks, dependencies, and priorities in a project.
  • Is an excellent team player focused on the overall team goal rather than individual tasks.
  • Is fluent in written and spoken English.

What to expect:

Toca Boca expects you to be self-motivated and to continuously want to improve both process and quality.

You'll be working with a team of artists and developers that come to the office excited to learn new things everyday.

We work in teams of various sizes, which means everyone contributes important ideas to the project and has a shared responsibility for the evolution of the digital toy.


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