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Senior C++ Engineer, 3D Engine

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior C++ Engineer, 3D Engineer

Redwood City, CA

IMVU is seeking a senior full stack software engineer to join us in building out our amazing 3D engine. If you have strong C++ skills with experience in 3D graphics, this is the job for you. You will be working on the core 3D engine while also expanding our shared application logic layer that is leveraged by our application teams on iOS, Android, and the web. You will be joining the team that develops our 3D technologies and works with our application teams to leverage those technologies in amazing ways. As a liaison to our application teams, your experience with iOS, Android, or JavaScript will be valuable in this role, while your C++ expertise will be paramount.

You’ll be joining the team that provides the underpinnings for all the bleeding edge apps at IMVU: 3D Chat rooms, 3D scene design tools, WithMoji 3D stickers, server-side image rendering of 3D assets, and more!


  • Minimum 5 years experience writing scalable, reliable software

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, related technical field, or equivalent practical experience

  • Strong in C++

  • Strong 3D experience (OpenGL, DirectX, Metal, etc.)

  • Comfortable working with, learning, and debugging different languages

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

  • Skilled at traversing existing code, addressing issues that need immediate attention balanced against long-term refactoring needs, business needs, and code quality goals.

  • Familiar with REST interfaces and network protocols

  • Willing to embrace robust unit testing methodologies


BONUS POINTS (not required, but nice to have)

  • Experience developing 3D engine technologies

  • Experience with iOS and/or Android development

  • Knowledge of internals of Unreal Engine, Crysis, Ogre, Unity

  • Experience building UIs or backends for 3D modeling/rendering tools

  • Experience with 3D authoring tools: 3D Studio, Blender, Maya, etc.

  • Comfortable developing on a Mac

  • Competent using git and github

  • Able to grok OO design patterns and C++ idioms

  • Fond of loose-coupling and layered architectures

  • Understanding of CDNs and browser caching

  • Working knowledge of cross platform/browser compatibility issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome)


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.