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Senior API Developer

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior API Developer

Redwood City, CA


As a Senior API Developer, you'll be building the client-server relationships that are the core of modern social networks.  You will join the Services team, the "front-line" backend engineers that enable our acclaimed client apps.  As an expert in the way Mobile and web apps interact with web services, you'll provide our users with even more powerful features, while keeping the app experience responsive and crisp.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop client-facing application projects in PHP and .NET Core 5.0 (C#).
  • Work directly with Mobile engineers to develop new client/server features.
  • Understand the Mobile and Web UI codebases.
  • Analyze the performance of app features at a Global Scale. 

  • Set teamwide best practices for API architecture.

  • Work with a team of highly-motivated server and client engineers.

  • Set standards for API documentation and development workflows.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.
  • A firm grasp of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.

  • 5+ years of server-side API development.

    • 2+ years of experience in modern PHP (7+), or:
    • 2+ years of experience in .NET C#.
  • 1+ years of Mobile app development (Android or iOS).
  • Extensive experience with and knowledge of client-server applications and RESTful APIs.

  • Knowledgeable of high-throughput web messaging (ex. WebSockets, HTTP/2, MQTT).
  • Developed web applications that operate at a global scale.
  • Experience with REST API documentation strategies (Swagger, PHPDoc).


BONUS POINTS

  • 1+ years of full-stack Web UI development (modern javascript frontend frameworks).
  • Knowledge of data pipelining and pub/sub architectures.
  • Experience in data architecture: SQL databases, caching, sharding.
  • Knowledge of DevOps systems, CI/CD, deployment pipeline.


ABOUT US

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: http://im.vu/engineering

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. 

 


HOW TO APPLY

  • 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.