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Senior Web Developer - Studio

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Web Developer for Studio

Redwood City, CA


Studio is IMVU’s front-end web-based application that allows our over 9 million active users to contribute to the IMVU experience by creating 3D products and publishing them to our virtual catalog. We need developers to help us deliver an amazing 3D interactive product so our customers can deliver their own amazing products.  This is the cornerstone of a new product, which will drive an already successful business to new heights.  Here, you will work with other skilled engineers to solve tough problems, creating a JavaScript web application in Electron that will delight our customers and drive our business.  You will have opportunities to grow, all the while solving interesting technical challenges that are in front of us.

This role will work very closely with our visual designers and user experience experts to design a product that is both impactful and that provides a satisfying experience to our users.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • At least 5 years experience as a software engineer

  • Expert understanding of modern JavaScript, CSS, and HTML

  • The ability to push back when appropriate to do the right thing by the customer and the business

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

 

BONUS POINTS

  • Familiarity with Electron, Backbone, Handlebars, SASS, Angular, React, or other adjacent technologies

  • Experience with or interest in 3D graphics and 3D concepts such as: skeletons, meshes, textures, opacity, materials, FBX, etc

  • Experience building, or interest in building, development tools

  • Experience with or interest in 3D modeling tools such as Maya 3D, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup or Blender

  • Knowledge of the latest development trends from mobile web, including responsive design, accessibility, and site performance

  • Working knowledge of cross platform/browser issues (Edge, Firefox, Safari, Chrome)

  • Worked with or have the desire to work in test driven development

  • Experience working with a RESTful LAMP stack

  • Knowledge of the general heuristics for cacheability

  • Made contributions to open source projects

  • The ability to mentor other engineers and the willingness to learn from others

  • Interest in online communities, games, or social networking


ABOUT US

IMVU is the largest avatar social platform of over 7 million monthly active users who come together to chat and connect to build authentic human connections. Far beyond today's social media, IMVU users interact in over 40K chatrooms with experiences that are immersive and hyper-personal fostering meaningful friendships that sustain over time.

Based in Silicon Valley, Together Labs (formerly IMVU Inc.) is the parent company to IMVU and a leading technology company dedicated to empowering people to connect, create and earn in virtual worlds. Together Labs’ products represent the changing landscape of social interaction and redefine human connection. With IMVU, the world's largest avatar social platform and a top-5 grossing app in the App Store, millions of users can customize their characters through a growing catalog of 50 million community created items and explore over 400,000+ destinations to connect to each other. Setting the standard for the use of digital currencies in the metaverse, VCOIN unlocks the full potential of virtual economies and solves the unmet need for easy and secure global peer-to-peer payment. Currently in development, WithMe is a new mobile platform that empowers social connection through shared experiences in virtual spaces.

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.