Programming Manager

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 now looking for a Programming Manager who can work across multiple exciting VR projects and get involved in all areas of the Programming Department. 


Reporting to the Head of Programming, you will be involved in a wide variety of activities, while taking a wider view of the team to help identify opportunities to optimise workflow and technology. You will also be the go-to person for the team to talk about career progression planning, performance feedback and any other people focused activities within the Programming department.



  • Initiating Project set up

  • Conducting code reviews within the team

  • Mentoring those that might benefit from it

  • Pair programming

  • Performing code and resources planning

  • Collaborating with the People functions within the business to streamline onboarding, recruitment and interdepartmental communication

  • Organising documentation

  • Taking care of the department “admin” (accounts, licences, purchase requests etc.)


Are you the right person:


The right person for this role will already be in a senior programming role with extensive game development experience, this role will provide you with the opportunity to step into a management position. While you will come from a background of coding video games in C#. This role will be less hands-on with coding and will focus more on leadership, management, mentorship and production.


Core Skills/Experience:

  • Proven experience within the Games industry

  • High level technical ability

  • Experience leading and mentoring teams, including people line management

  • Adaptable to ad-hoc tasks


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 due to the hands-on management activities of the role, However we do accommodate fully remote team members if we need to and will assist financially with relocation for those looking to do so. 


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