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Senior Software Engineer - 3D Engine

Engineering | Mountain View, CA | Contract

Job Description

YOUR MISSION AT IMVU

  • Help build out a great 3D engine. Write code you're proud of that will help enable our avatars’ presence in the Web and Mobile devices and ship it to customers multiple times a day.

  • Solve challenging problems. Charge fearlessly into complex technical problems, ask for help when you're over your head, and support your co-workers in turn.

  • Make a difference. Voice your ideas and opinions; make an impact on the product and the direction of the company.

  • Reinvent IMVU. Imagine what IMVU could be with its avatars in a browser and mobile devices, then help build the 3D engine and asset server that enable this.

ABOUT US

  • IMVU (http://www.imvu.com) is an online social experience where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends.

  • We have 3+ million unique visitors per month, $50+ million annualized revenue, and the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than 10 million items, created mostly by our own users.

  • We are longstanding evangelists of Continuous Deployment and Automated Testing, and spawned the Lean Startup movement.

ABOUT YOU

  • Deep familiarity with 3D programming in C++, Web/OpenGL.

  • Strong foundation in computer science combined with demonstrable problem solving aptitude.

  • You write code and build things because you love to, not because it’s your job.

  • Lifelong learner, constantly experimenting and iterating. Never afraid to ask for help and never reluctant to give it.

  • Able to quickly dive in, understand, and make a significant contribution to a large system.

  • Passionate about agile software development, continuous integration and test driven development.

  • 4+ years of commercial software development experience.

  • Excellence is derived from your talent and passion, not domain experience with specific tools.
    That said, it would be useful if you had recent hands-on experience with one or more of the following:

    • REST architecture

    • Complex web applications in Javascript and HTML 5

    • Unity3D

    • Emscripten

    • LAMP stack infrastructure

    • DevOps or Systems Administration

BONUS POINTS

  • Made a significant contribution to a large-scale web application.

  • Built a high-performance, 3D or client/server network application.

  • Shipped MMOs or other games.

  • Hacked the DOM and wrangled consistent multi-browser UIs.

  • Passionate about designing and delivering compelling user experiences.

  • Contributed to open source projects (i.e. code we can review).

  • Experience with Unity3D, git, iOS, or Android.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please join IMVU and 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.
     

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