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Senior Gameplay Programmer

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 and Rovio Entertainment. 


Since 2020 our team has grown from 20 full-time members to almost 100 by the close of 2022 and due to the success and critical acclaim of our previous projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever and Angry Birds Under Pressure. Throughout 2023 & 2024 our team will now be working on multiple major projects with recognisable IP’s & licences as we continue to grow and invest in our future.


The Role

We’re now looking for an experienced gameplay programmer to work on one of the most exciting VR games in development anywhere!


As a gameplay programmer you will be attuned with how the player feels and will have the opportunity to make a big AAA game feel even better in virtual reality!



The right person for this role will be very experienced in AAA games development at a studio with at least 1 shipped title under their belt. Ideally this would be a big AAA title, something that our team can play and experience gameplay features implemented by you.



Your primary language will be C++ and you will be the kind of person who can learn new game engines without much hassle. You must be able to take initiative and make decisions about technical approaches as well as being able to mentor and help other developers. This role requires a highly motivated individual, who is confident and is happy to share their ideas to help drive the project.


VR experience isn't a necessity but it will bring big bonus points!


Core Skills


  • Deep understanding of C++


  • Experience working in on PC/console titles in a recognised game studio


  • Clean and robust programming


  • Experience with Git and other version control systems


  • Creative attitude to problem-solving


  • Ability to work as part of a team and take an initiative


  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

Our studio is based in Leeds with a hybrid-working setup as standard. We do accommodate fully remote team members if we need to and will assist financially with relocation for those looking to do so. 


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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