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Android Engineer - Advanced Technology Group

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Android Engineer - Advanced Technology Group

Redwood City, CA

We are seeking colleagues for IMVU's "Project EGO", a next-generation 3D virtual world meant for a billion people that will be mobile-first with a clear path toward VR. People will be able to build realtime shared experiences bound to their social network, and backed by a new marketplace for user-generated content (UGC). It is the most ambitious technical endeavor envisioned in the 3D mobile space. 

This person will have a highly influential role working alongside fellow engineers 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. Come help us build the future of Social.


  • Work with a cross-functional team of 3D artists, engineers, and designers to build new AR experiences on Android

  • Optimize mobile applications on the Android platform

  • Develop applications that can mature from prototypes to large global audience

  • Write code that is well-structured for efficient team collaboration

  • Integrate computer vision, 3D engine, and AR frameworks into a responsive, performant, and stable application


  • At least three years of professional software development experience

  • Proficiency in Java for Android

  • Proficiency with Android Camera, Maps, and Sensor API

  • Experience with Native C/C++ Libraries and JNI

  • Proficiency building apps that meet  Android Material Design standards

  • Proficiency in Dynamic UI with Fragments

  • Experience with RESTful APIs expressed in JSON

  • Experience with offline storage, threading, and performance optimization

  • Experience shipping apps to the Google Play Store

  • Expert proficiency with git

  • Proficiency with Android Studio and Gradle

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with image processing and computer vision (OpenCV, Vuforia, dlib, Tango, ARCore)

  • Experience with 3D game engines, 3D graphics development, OpenGL, Metal, Vulcan, HLSL, GLSL shaders

  • Experience with Android NDK

  • Experience with libGDX, Ogre3D, Godot, Havoc, or Urho3D

  • Proficiency with SQLite and/or Realm

  • Experience with make, cmake, shell scripting

  • Experience with FACS


IMVU is a global 3D avatar-based social community of users who come together to play, interact, and make friends. Far beyond traditional social media, IMVU users customize an avatar representing themselves to express and interact with other avatars creating a greater sense of social presence – the feeling of being with someone else as if you’re physically there.

Today, over 4 million IMVU users every month enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through highly-stylized avatars, interacting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping for new looks, and sharing their experiences. IMVU is an expressive and collaborative world which includes over 50,000 creators making real money using design tools to create looks and rooms to sell in the IMVU Store.

To continue our success, we are building an even better way for friends to spend time together, in 3D, first on mobile and later in VR. The new platform will support advanced real-time play and interaction of all kinds, and a marketplace for creators (UGC) of realistic virtual goods, spaces, games and social experiences. It’s the most ambitious technical stack for a 3D virtual world ever conceived for Mobile, enabled by the latest advances in consumer mobile devices. Come help us build the future of Social.


  • 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.