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Internal Application: Senior Android Engineer

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

As a Senior Android Engineer, you will be on the team responsible for helping to bring our fanciful mobile products to life. You will collaborate with visual designers and other engineers to deliver apps that push the boundaries of what is possible in the mobile entertainment space. Your passion for building scalable, forward-thinking code is supported by a deep understanding of mobile app development and a curiosity for exploring new technologies.


  • A firm grasp of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.

  • Deep programming experience in Java and at least one other language.

  • Applied understanding of resource constraints including battery life, network availability, and other mobile-specific issues.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Android user interface design and standards, including Material Design.

  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of client-server applications and RESTful APIs.

  • Has shipped and maintained apps, knowing the ins and outs of Google Play’s submission process.


  • Has shipped to multiple Android app stores, like Amazon or SlideME.

  • Maintained or have significantly contributed to a popular Android open-source project.

  • Experience with C and C++ development, especially with the Android NDK.

  • Experience with other mobile platforms such as iOS or mobile-web development frameworks.


IMVU, Inc. ( is an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. Our developers 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!


  • Please try out our app 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.