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Internal Application: Cloud Systems Engineer

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Cloud Systems 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 include AR, VR, Geolocation, and computer vision. 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.


  • Design and build scalable distributed systems with container technology

  • Build and maintain systems that automate deployment of services that support binary asset submission/delivery and JSON endpoints

  • Recommend, integrate, build a system that captures system and application performance metrics for the purpose of debugging and usage analytics

  • Assure that our cloud services meets security and privacy standards

  • Forecast system demand and recommend upgrades, expansion, and reconfiguration


  • Proven experience with configuration management and orchestration tools (e.g.: Docker, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Vagrant, Kubernetes, Swarm)

  • Proven experience with a range of API serialization formats (e.g.: JSON, Protobuf, GraphQL)

  • Proficiency with git

  • Experience managing development, staging, QA, and production environments

  • Proficiency with AWS services (e.g.: EC2,  Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, Cloudfront, Opsworks)

  • Fluency in a range of tools that help build, debug, and optimize RESTful APIs

  • Experience with binary asset delivery tailored for smartphones

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages: C, C++ ,Go, Python, Java, shell

  • Proficiency with managing — at scale — in-memory, relational, NoSQL, and warehousing databases (MySQL, Postgres, Redis, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis, Cassandra, Scylla, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Redshift)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of building Docker Files, Docker Images, Docker Trusted Registry

  • Experience as an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer) or DevOps Engineer


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.

Our Engineers are given significant autonomy over their work: we hire smart people and trust them to use their creativity and talents to do right by their peers and our customers. We are longstanding evangelists of Continuous Deployment, strong supporters of open source software and we spawned the Lean Startup movement. We value humility, open collaboration and foster an environment that supports learning from and mentoring others. We want you to grow your talent and career. We’ll provide plenty of interesting challenges and strong support to ensure your success.  At IMVU, we solve challenging problems and create amazing products together every day! Check out some of what we’re doing on our Engineering blog:

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.