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Data Scientist

Engineering | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

IMVU, Inc. ( is an online social game where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has reached 50 million registered users, 10+ million unique visitors per month and a $50+ million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items, almost all of which are created by its own members.  IMVU is available in multiple languages on both Windows PC and Mac platforms, and for mobile users via its IMVU 2Go iPhone application, available in the Apple App Store.

IMVU has been recognized frequently, including Best Place to Work for the past 2 years, Inc. 500/5000, 8th fastest growing private tech company in Silicon Valley over the past 3 years, and 87th fastest growing tech company in North America over the past 4 years.  The company’s CEO, Cary Rosenzweig, was recognized as The Most Admired CEO among emerging growth companies in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times.

Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Mountain View, CA.  IMVU has been profitable since 2009.

So, what will you do?


Data Scientist sought by IMVU, Inc.


Duties:  Provide analytic support to marketing, finance, product development, fraud, customer service, engineering and operations. Leverage a variety of open source frameworks for large scale data management and distributing processing; work with large volumes of data despite hardware, software, and bandwidth constraints; then clean that data and verify consistency. Leverage statistical computing tools for data visualization, sampling, analysis, model selection, estimator bias, calculated variance, and significance testing. Utilizing data to draft concise and highly visual reports. Deliver highly compelling business presentations.  Build rich tooling based on Linux, Python, and AWS, which enable others on the team to work with data effectively. Understand the technology stack and business workflows sufficiently to trace the data back to its source. Build classifiers, large scale recommenders, cluster analysis, graph algorithms, time series analysis and trending, text analytics for applications in anti-fraud, customer experiments, marketing optimization, online gaming and social networking.  Collaborate with Engineering team, working in a continuous deployment environment, to deploy automated systems.


Jobsite: Mountain View, CA

How to apply:

  • Please join IMVU & play around before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and work environment.
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
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.