Lead Programmer


Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Nixxes Software is an industry-leading Dutch company specializing in video game design, development and porting. 

Working alongside global partners since 1999, our work is fuelled by a love for gaming and commitment to innovation. Our Utrecht based team prides itself on delivering the best possible experience for every gamer, regardless of platform. In July 2021 Nixxes joined PlayStation Studios to focus on delivering the highest-quality gameplay experiences for PlayStation fans.

For our studio in Utrecht, Netherlands, we are looking for a passionate and skilled Lead Programmer with a strong understanding of team leaders ship best practices and game development in AAA video game space. The individual will lead the day-to-day development work and coordinate and guard the goals set with production and management.

Essential Duties:

  • Supports the developers on the team and manages the day-to-day progress
  • Guide and guard the team goals with production and stakeholders
  • Own the technical challenges on the project
  • Work alongside our management team to keep verifying the project strategies and direction

Competencies, Skills & Knowledge:

  • Experience with leading a team of developers
  • Fluent in C++ and other applicable programming languages
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good understanding of code performance and complexity
  • Communicates with directness/candour and is adept at conflict resolution
  • High standards of respect and values strong teamwork
  • Adapts swimmingly to changing circumstances
  • Positive thinker with an ambitious drive towards quality and success

Essential Requirements:

  • 5(+) years production experience in the game development industry


  • Experience reporting to and working with external partners.
  • (Native) Dutch speaker

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.


Date posted: 2022-07-23