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Senior Programmer
(12 month contract)

The goal at XR Games is to be the best developer of VR titles in the world.


We are a multi award-winning game development studio that specialises in immersive VR games. The studio has a history of full-scale development from concept through to submission, working with prestigious partners such as Sony Pictures VR, Meta, and Rovio Entertainment.


Since 2020 our team has grown from 20 full-time members to almost 100 by the close of 2022, due to the success and critical acclaim of our previous projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever and The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure.


Throughout 2023 & 2024 our team will be working on multiple major projects with recognisable IPs and licences as we continue to grow and invest in our future.


The Role

We’re now looking for an experienced programmer who can join us for an initial 12 month contract to lead a new project.


The right person for this role will have significant experience in a commercial games environment. You will be able to operate as more of a generalist programmer but solid gameplay experience will be beneficial as well as being able to show strong leadership abilities. 


You must be able to take initiative and make decisions about technical approaches as well as being able to mentor and help junior developers.


Core Skills

  • Vast professional experience with Unity and multiplatform development


  • Deep understanding of C#


  • Shipped at least one title and 5+ years game industry experience


  • Clean and robust programming


  • Experience with Git and other version control systems


  • Creative attitude to problem-solving


  • Fantastic leadership skills


  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills



Our studio is based in Leeds with a hybrid-working setup as standard. Our preference will always be to have people based in the office for part of the week, however we do accommodate fully remote team members too. 


Expected day rate for this role is c. £350 per day and will look to begin early March 2023.


Have you made it this far?

If you’re still reading, we think there’s a strong chance you might be our kind of person.


Here’s the thing, though — research suggests that 60% of women and underrepresented folks might have already talked themselves out of applying. Even if you don’t check every box above, we want to encourage you to introduce yourself. 


We believe a diversity of perspectives and experiences makes a team stronger — and the stronger our team, the closer we are to developing the best VR games possible.

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