Technical Lead

About you

We’re looking for a brilliant person, to join the Jollywise crew and take responsibility for our Technology stack. Jollywise are a creative digital studio, who play in the children’s and family space. We create Games, Apps, Websites and experiences. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves the creative application of technology to make fun stuff, new stuff, cool stuff. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable managing but happy to jump in and get hands on in a project.


The role

Technology lead, responsible for the technology stack and our small team of developers. This is an important role that will see you responsible for maintaining and improving our technology offering, whilst managing and developing our talented team of Devs. 

Our ideal candidate would have experience working in a busy digital studio, and have had experience of being both hands on and managing development teams with multiple work flows, working on websites, apps, games and interactive experiences. A great understanding of hosted environments specifically AWS is important. A brilliant communicator with an innate ability to translate the complicated into language everyone understands, especially stakeholders. 


  • Manage Internal Technology workflows.
  • Contribution to Senior Leadership team as Tech Lead.
  • Defining tech requirements for client/internal projects
  • Tech innovation, future thinking, and new product development.
  • Front & Back-end development of games/websites & Apps
  • Line management for Development team - mentoring and training.
  • Technical contractor relationship management
  • Tech resource management & Planning
  • Manage the ongoing development of internal source code and client facing products.
  • Managing Jollywise Hosted environments & Associated services
  • Quality of technical delivery
  • Technology proposal writing
  • Technology lead on Client facing pitches and calls



About Jollywise

We are a digital creative studio who specialise in designing, building and creating digital products and experiences for entertainment brands and their audiences. 

Since opening our doors in 2006, we have made it our mission to keep fun at the heart of everything we do. Our shared company values have cultivated a knowledgeable, honest and forward thinking team of creatives and technicians that have made us a trusted name in our field for 15 years. 

We can boast a world class client list of entertainment brands and we’ve worked on some of the most prestigious entertainment properties in the world.


What we offer

21 days holiday a year + bank holidays and shutdown days over xmas.

Drinks every Friday

Accupressure massage once a month

Fresh fruit, tea, coffee etc

Cycle to work scheme

Childcare vouchers

Company cash back health and dental scheme

Annual Jolly Holiday

Office located a very short walk from Mainline station.


Salary Range - £45k - £60k (depending on experience)

We are open to considering, flexible or part-time working.



The company is currently working mostly remotely, with limited a number of staff going in, the office is large enough for social distancing to be maintained throughout.

The future plan is to move to flexible working with 2 days out of 3 being fixed office days and the rest Optional to Work from home or come in. We are following the latest scientific advice, and watching the situation closely, nobody is currently being asked to work in the office if they do not want to.


We would very much like to read a great covering letter that outlines why you feel you're the right candidate for the role, and what you can bring to Jollywise. We are relatively small team and it's important that we get the right personality for the job, so a covering letter will help us to get a sense of who you are.

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