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Senior Cloud Engineer - Data Team

IMVU | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Cloud Engineer - Data Team

Redwood City, CA

IMVU is growing its Data Engineering organization as it rapidly expands its offerings and user base. The Data and Analytics team is focused on creating a competitive advantage for IMVU and our customers through novel data infrastructure, metrics, insights and data services.  We are a small but rapidly growing analysis and engineering team that builds and leverages state-of-the-art analytics systems. Our work informs decisions and direction for our business, while also impacting our products. The petabyte of data we store and the hundreds of GB of transactional and events data that we process each day provide a great opportunity to apply machine learning techniques to design powerful and meaningful experiences to our users.

The role - 

You are GREAT at doing this:

  • Develop tools and procedures to monitor and automate system tasks on servers and clusters in Cloud

  • Develop and manage applications in Amazon web services 

  • Knowledge and Experience with CI/CD pipeline tools like Bamboo, Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes. Experience in the automated unit, integration, and end-end testing. 

  • Experience in AWS technologies such as EC2, Cloud formation, EMR Cluster, AWS S3, Splunk, and AWS Analytics. 

  • Ability to build systems that balance scalability, availability, and latency while solving different problems

  • Familiarity with asynchronous messaging systems (e.g. Kafka, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ)


  • Ansible: 3 years (Preferred)

  • DevOps: 6 years (Required)

  • 6+ years as a software or systems engineer, with a minimum of 4+ years in release automation implementation.

  • 4+ years’ experience in designing, building and managing large scale application infrastructure in AWS.

  • Strong experience with environment and deployment automation, infrastructure-as-service, infrastructure-as-code, deployment pipeline specification, and development using Terraform.

  • Experience managing applications in Amazon web services and familiarity with all of their core, compute, networking, storage, security, compliance, serverless, and analytics offerings including AWS VPC networking, and IAM roles, etc.

  • Expert Knowledge and Experience with CI/CD pipeline tools like Bamboo, Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes. Experience in the automated unit, integration, and end-end testing. 

  • Support database environments including replication, log shipping, performance tuning, and backups

  • Define, develop, and maintain monitoring and reporting infrastructure 

  • accountability for the end-to-end availability, efficiency, reliability, and security of our Big Data infrastructure in both AWS and datacenter.

  • Experience building custom tools that automate day-to-day operational tasks on the new AWS platform.

  • Knowledgeable and accountable for setting the standards of our production environment.

  • self-driven and passionate about solving complex problems while maintaining a learning mindset when engaging with the team on ideas and solutions.

  • Worked in agile project management and flexible when managing multiple and changing priorities.

  • Participate in 24X7 on-call rotation investigating and responding to issues

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Free-to-play/social games

  • Big data related AWS technologies like EMR, HIVE, Spark, ETL, AWS Glue, Presto, Hadoop, Athena, RedShift

  • AWS certified: Architect/DevOps/Big Data

  • Experience with Qubole, Airflow, and Hortonworks highly desired


Based in Silicon Valley, IMVU (imm-view) is the world’s largest friendship discovery and social platform, and a top 5 grossing app in the App Store, where millions of users customize their avatars and explore over 40,000+ destinations to connect with each other.  Through chat and events, IMVU’s massive metaverse enables and empowers friendship and human connection. A community of hundreds of thousands of users power IMVU’s peer to peer economy by designing and selling virtual fashion designs and destinations, adding to a growing catalog of 50 million items. The IMVU experience is available on the web, a desktop app, and as an iOS and Android app.

Together Labs innovates technologies that empower people worldwide to connect, create and earn in virtual worlds. Our mission is to redefine social media as a catalyst for authentic human connection through the development of a family of products grounded in this core value. These include: IMVU, the world's largest friendship discovery and social platform; VCOIN, the first regulatory-approved transferable digital currency; and WithMe, an upcoming mobile platform built on insights from the science of friendship. For more information, please visit

Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Together Labs is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering the virtual reality industry. Together Labs is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners, and Best Buy Capital.

Together Labs (formerly IMVU) has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley.



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Together Labs 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.