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Data Dev Ops Senior Cloud Engineer

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Dev Ops Senior Cloud Engineer

Redwood City, CA

IMVU is growing its Data Engineering organization as it rapidly expands its offerings and user base. The Data and Analytics team is focused on creating a competitive advantage for IMVU and our customers through novel data infrastructure, metrics, insights and data services.  We are a small but rapidly growing analysis and engineering team that builds and leverages state-of-the-art analytics systems. Our work informs decisions and direction for our business, while also impacting our products. The petabyte of data we store and the hundreds of GB of transactional and events data that we process each day provide a great opportunity to apply machine learning techniques to design powerful and meaningful experiences to our users.

The role - 

You are GREAT at doing this:

  • Develop tools and procedures to monitor and automate system tasks on servers and clusters in Cloud

  • Develop and manage applications in Amazon web services 

  • Knowledge and Experience with CI/CD pipeline tools like Bamboo, Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes. Experience in the automated unit, integration, and end-end testing. 

  • Experience in AWS technologies such as EC2, Cloud formation, EMR Cluster, AWS S3, Splunk, and AWS Analytics. 

  • Ability to build systems that balance scalability, availability, and latency while solving different problems

  • Familiarity with asynchronous messaging systems (e.g. Kafka, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ)


  • Ansible: 3 years (Preferred)

  • DevOps: 6 years (Required)

  • 6+ years as a software or systems engineer, with a minimum of 4+ years in release automation implementation.

  • 4+ years’ experience in designing, building and managing large scale application infrastructure in AWS.

  • Strong experience with environment and deployment automation, infrastructure-as-service, infrastructure-as-code, deployment pipeline specification, and development using Terraform.

  • Experience managing applications in Amazon web services and familiarity with all of their core, compute, networking, storage, security, compliance, serverless, and analytics offerings including AWS VPC networking, and IAM roles, etc.

  • Expert Knowledge and Experience with CI/CD pipeline tools like Bamboo, Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes. Experience in the automated unit, integration, and end-end testing. 

  • Support database environments including replication, log shipping, performance tuning, and backups

  • Define, develop, and maintain monitoring and reporting infrastructure 

  • accountability for the end-to-end availability, efficiency, reliability, and security of our Big Data infrastructure in both AWS and datacenter.

  • Experience building custom tools that automate day-to-day operational tasks on the new AWS platform.

  • Knowledgeable and accountable for setting the standards of our production environment.

  • self-driven and passionate about solving complex problems while maintaining a learning mindset when engaging with the team on ideas and solutions.

  • Worked in agile project management and flexible when managing multiple and changing priorities.

  • Participate in 24X7 on-call rotation investigating and responding to issues

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Free-to-play/social games

  • Big data related AWS technologies like EMR, HIVE, Spark, ETL, AWS Glue, Presto, Hadoop, Athena, RedShift

  • AWS certified: Architect/DevOps/Big Data

  • Experience with Qubole, Airflow, and Hortonworks highly desired


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 Five 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.