Lead Programmer

19th Aug 21 / vTime Admin

vTime’s mission is simple. We aim to make social experiences in alternate realities – augmented, virtual, and mixed - that are as powerful as meeting face-to-face. Founded in 2013, we use the latest and greatest technology to create platforms where human connections can grow and flourish.


Best known for vTime XR - a cross-platform, cross-reality social network that allows anyone, anywhere to hang out in AR and VR, and vTag - our AR avatar messaging app, our immersive experiences are loved by people in over 190 countries, with more than one million downloads to date. Currently working with some of the world’s biggest brands in tech, media, sports, and entertainment and backed by VC funding, we’re about to make our next giant leap…

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Based in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle - voted coolest place to live in Britain by The Times – our vibrant studio is home to some of the best development and business talent in the country, from seasoned and passionate experts to brilliant new recruits looking to make their mark on the future. Founded and led by games industry veterans, we look after our team with a raft of benefits, including six weeks holiday, a commitment to work/life balance, private healthcare, and flexibility around your core working hours. And we’re growing. We’re looking for an outstanding programmer to help us build state-of-the-art applications at our Liverpool headquarters, taking a lead on a variety of projects.

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Key information

  • Job title: Lead Programmer
  • Reporting to: Technical Director
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Location: vTime HQ, The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool - Remote Working during COVID19 restrictions.

About the Role


We’re looking for an experienced lead programmer to help us build stunning applications and experiences. You’ll work closely with our development, design and production teams to bring our state-of-the-art technology to life, maximising performance and visual impact.


  • Provide leadership and technical oversight for a variety of development projects.
  • Supervision of project delivery and communication of its progress to stakeholders
  • Evaluation and promotion of new techniques within the Company
  • Work with the technical directors and production team to design, plan and implement development projects.
  • Work closely with the development team to provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to maximise performance and ensure good practices and high quality across the board.
  • Take advantage of new and improved techniques and technologies, and provide a framework for the future of vTime’s tech.
  • Liaising with suppliers, recruiters and educational organisations on behalf of the Company.
  • Providing documentation and support for the above
  • Any other work as agreed with the Technical Director, CEO or MD.

About You


You will:

  • Be willing to learn, teach, and be adaptable
  • Have good social skills
  • Be able to work both independently and collaboratively in an agile environment
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Be solution-oriented
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced studio
  • Have excellent communication skills, able to effectively convey technical information to a broad range of stakeholders.

Knowledge and experience

Things you must have:

  • At least 3 years experience working as a lead programmer or similar higher-level technical / leadership role.
  • Excellent skills in C#, C/C++ or a similar programming language.
  • Demonstrable experience with the Unity engine
  • An ability to innovate on existing and new technologies in order to maximise the impact of vTime’s technology.

We’d be impressed if you had:

(the following skills and knowledge are desirable but unessential)

  • Experience writing in one or more assembly languages.
  • Experience writing to OS or hardware APIs.
  • Experience interfacing C/C++ to higher-level languages.
  • Experience of test driven development
  • Experience with VR / AR
  • Experience with project management processes & tools e.g. JIRA
  • Experience with CI technologies such as Jenkins
  • Experience with machine learning technologies
  • Experience with web development technologies

To apply, please send a CV (curriculum vitae) and cover letter to jobs@vtime.net with subject line 'Lead Programmer’. Successful applicants will be invited to be interviewed remotely while the pandemic lockdown is in effect.

About us

vTime is a global leader in XR, creating innovative and engaging experiences and technology in all the new realities - virtual, augmented and mixed.

But, most of all, we're all about people. People have been our focus since our formation in 2013. Our goal has been to transform and disrupt the way that people around the world meet, communicate and share experiences in XR. We believe XR is the future and we intend to shape it with our vision

And we're just as passionate about our own people. We believe that we have some of the best in the industry. And to get the best out of them, we also believe in giving them the best.

As well as working in an inclusive studio environment in a vibrant city-centre location, our staff benefit from private healthcare, extended annual leave, and life insurance from day one of joining the vTime family. We look after our staff’s mental health with access to Everymind Champions, external therapy, 1-1 counselling, and discounts to the Headspace app. The entire crew also enjoy discounted gym membership and spa days, free drinks and cinema tickets, and much more as a reward for staying active and healthy.

And because our success will only come from our team, we're totally committed to sharing that success with them.

So, if you'd like to build the future, yours and everyone else's, join us on our journey to the undiscovered country.

It's gonna be memorable...