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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.



  • 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



  • 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


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:

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.