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3D Tools Engineer

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

3D Tools Engineer

Redwood City, CA


We are seeking colleagues in the Advanced Technology Group at IMVU, who will be responsible for the development and maintenance of mobile applications that leverage Computer Vision. This person will have a highly influential role working alongside fellow engineers, 3D artists, and designers across the technology stack, and has a track record that demonstrates a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and shipping quality products.




  • Develop and maintain 3D tool plugins for tools like Maya

  • Improve artist, animator and modeler workflow through automation

  • Collaborate with a cross-disciplinary team to build workflow tools

  • Communicate with stakeholders, evaluate needs, identify goals, and implement high quality software that facilitate the creative production process




  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

  • Three or more years of  C/C++ experience

  • Three or more years of experience developing plugins for Maya

  • Experience using MEL, Python, Lua, or other scripting language

  • Two or more years of professional experience as an engineer in media-pipeline tools development (for example: game tools, DCC tools, movie tools)

  • Three or more years experience working with cloud-based services (for example web frontend code and asset storage onto services like S3)

  • Three or more years of experience working with source control tools like git


Bonus Attributes

  • Working knowledge of 3D geometry and linear algebra



IMVU, the #1 avatar-based social network welcomes users to join a never-ending world where anything is possible, including connecting with people from all over the world. It's here that the fun is infinite and reality is limitless. The IMVU Virtual Shop is the largest of its kind, with an inventory of more than 20 million user-generated, VR-ready goods and growing everyday. From collections that include the hottest trends and throwback sneakers to fairy wings and couture gowns, the marketplace allows our users to personalize, customize and stylize their 3D avatars and environments to their hearts' content. With over three million unique users every month, our platform is poised for future growth and available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, IMVU is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering the virtual reality industry. IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital.

IMVU has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley. 


  • Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.

IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.