Head of Games Design

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


Due to the success and critical acclaim of our previous projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever and Angry Birds Under Pressure our team is now working on numerous major projects with recognisable IP’s throughout 2022 and 2023.


Having won ‘Best small studio’ at the 2021 TIGA awards our team is growing in all areas of game development as we transition from a small start-up studio to an established multi-disciplined games studio specialising in full-scale immersive extended reality games. Led by a team with big game experience at studios such as Rockstar, EA, Codemasters, Playground, Dubit and Sumo we have created games for some of the world’s biggest brands such as Sony, Rovio, Dreamworks and Lego.


The Role


We’re looking for a Head of Design who can directly manage our internal design team as well as contributing to the wider creative direction of our projects alongside the Creative Director. 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.

Core Responsibilities:

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


  • Help define and support project vision


  • Envision the presentation package of a given product


  • Document and track projects as required


  • Monitor multiple projects simultaneously


  • 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


Are you the right person?

The right person for this role will have a proven history in games design and development over many years. You will have a broad and in-depth understanding of the gaming industry with multiple shipped titles to your name.


Your managerial skills will be underpinned by excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and you will already be experienced in managing or mentoring a group of game designers. 


Our studio is based in Leeds with a hybrid-working setup as standard. Due to the direct managerial nature of this role you will need to be based from our studio in Leeds and we will not be able to accommodate full remote working in this instance. We will however assist financially with relocation for those who would be looking to do so.


Apply today to speak to our team and be a part of our journey!