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Company Name:
Mind Candy
London, England
United Kingdom
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Android, iOS
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Associate Degree

Front End Technical Lead

About Mind Candy:

Mind Candy's vision is to create the greatest entertainment company in the world for the new digital generation.  Our flagship product is Moshi Monsters, which has grown to over 80m registered users online and has also expanded successfully offline into best selling books, magazines, toys, trading cards, music albums and a movie.

Creating magical entertainment on mobile and tablets is at the heart of what we do at Mind Candy and we're now developing several ground breaking new products for kids and their families. If you want to get on board the Mind Candy rocket ship, and help craft one of Europe's most ambitious and fastest growing tech companies, then we'd love to hear from you.


Front End Technical Lead

The role:

Mind Candy is looking for an exceptional iOS or Android Engineer to lead the frontend team building a new kids social networking app called Jelly Chat (available from the App store). You’ll manage and lead a team of 5 or 6 Android and iOS engineers building an app for tablets and mobile phones. You’ll set technical strategy, manage and mentor the members of your team and spend a significant amount of time coding for one or both of these platforms. You’ll also work closely with designers, server engineers and members of the senior management team to iteratively refine and extend a product that will be enjoyed by millions of kids around the world.


Some of the main responsibilities you will have: 

  • Design and implement high quality, visually rich iOS/Android applications.
  • Lead and mentor a team of mobile engineers.
  • Collaborate with other team leaders to set the design and direction of the product.
  • Integrate with 1st and 3rd party online services for analytics, A/B testing, in-app purchases and social networking.
  • Collaborate with other mobile engineers to identify best practices across the company.

The skills you will need to do a great job:


  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Significant experience building, launching and updating native iPhone and/or Android applications or games.
  • Demonstrated excellence in leading small, high-performance teams developing in an agile fashion.
  • A passion for technology and an eagerness to test new tools and development practices and learn new skills.
  • Keen eye for aesthetics.
  • Great written and verbal communication skills.


Other helpful information:


The role will report directly to the Senior Product Manager of Jelly Chat at Mind Candy. 

Obviously, we can’t put everything about one of our roles on 2 sides of A4, but now you have some of the main information, why not come and talk to us?


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