Studio Director

XR Games is an award-winning game development studio specialising in full-scale immersive AR and VR games 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 Studio Director to create and implement production strategies in order to ensure the successful delivery of projects. So they are delivered on time. on budget, and while maximising the quality. You will work alongside the CEO and CFO to execute the company vision, put procedures and resources in place to improve efficiency, communication, OKRs, and coordinate with department heads. 


Our ideal candidate has significant experience working within the video games industry at all levels. You should have a strong understanding of the operational requirements of a studio and will have the managerial skills to be able to implement them.


With a passion for excellence, you will drive high standards, mentor and support team members and push for operational improvements. Your interpersonal skills are second to none, you know instinctively how to get the most out of your colleagues.

Objectives for the role:

  • Be the key driver of the organisation to ensure the business goals and forecasts are met or exceeded

  • Collaborate/ partner with the CEO to set a reporting and KPI framework, and ensure it is executed

  • Develop and upskill the operational team and to execute against key OKR’s

  • Develop and implement an OKR process, ensuring alignment and across all business owners

  • Lead performance deep dives, recovery plans and RCA where required to maximise attainment of key performance indicators

  • Working together with the CFO, ensure the cogency and accuracy of all financial aspects of the operational plan

  • Own the resource planning and organisational development for the company


  • Familiarity with the operational procedures of a games studio

  • Strong analytical and data-driven mindset that translates into leadership skills

  • Ability to inspire employees to live up to their potential and optimise their productivity

  • Ability to communicate vision to board of directors, Head of and staff

  • Solid commercial knowledge of the video games market

  • Eligible to work in the UK

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

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