Head of Game Design

XR Games is an award-winning game development studio specialising in full-scale immersive AR and VR content, as well as work-for-hire development.


We make fun games people love to play and talk about. Led by a team with big game experience at studios like Rockstar, EA, Codemasters, Sumo, Team 17 and Dubit, we've created games for some of the world's biggest brands, including Sony Pictures, Rovio, Dreamworks, BBC and LEGO.


We’re looking for a Head of Design to join the in-house team on a full-time basis. In this role, you will be working under our Head of Product and Creative Director to:

  • Help define and support project vision

  • Envision the presentation package of a given product

  • Lead XR’s design team to efficiently produce gameplay content

  • Document and track projects as required

  • Monitor multiple projects simultaneously

Candidates for this role must demonstrate a passion for the gaming industry and have the ability and knowledge to be involved in every stage of the production pipeline.

Objectives for the role:​

  • Be creative and have fun with a strong team 

  • Communicate project vision to the team

  • Steer game content production towards efficiency and quality

  • Translate product strategy into creative output


  • Proven history in games design and development

  • An in-depth understanding of the gaming industry

  • An ability to engage in blue-sky creative thinking

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • High energy and a desire to achieve

  • Must have shipped at least four titles

  • Experience of development in VR / AR 


You will ideally live within travelling distance to Leeds, England to work within our studio in this post-lockdown world. Some work from home is expected.


​You must be eligible to work in the UK.

If the above sounds like you, we’re excited to hear from you!

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