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Senior Full Stack Engineer - Fire Team

IMVU | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer - IMVU FIRE TEAM

Redwood City, CA

Together Labs is seeking a full stack software engineer to join our FIRE Team. As part of the FIRE team you are responsible for application side site reliability. You enhance internal tools used by customer support, marketing, indirect sales teams, and other internal teams. You build new customer facing features that drive immediate customer delight. In short, you are ready to take on emergency fixes that take an hour, internal stakeholder features that take a week and projects that can take a few weeks. You are part of the engineering team that keeps our customers happy and our business running, and everyone loves you for it. This is why you have so much autonomy, because you know how to do the right thing.


QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a software engineer

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

  • Skilled at traversing existing code and deciding when to make short-term fixes and when to refactor a system

  • Experience balancing short-term vs. long-term needs, business needs, customer needs, quality and time to market

  • Willing and able to push back when appropriate to do the right thing by the customer and the business

  • You are comfortable working, learning and debugging in multiple languages such as Python, C++, Javascript and PHP

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience working with a RESTful LAMP stack or Redis

  • You are familiar with the HTTP protocol, particularly with respect to headers and caching rules

  • You are knowledgeable in the general heuristics for cache-ability

  • Expert understanding of CSS and how it works with JavaScript and HTML

  • Familiar with Angular, Backbone, React, SASS, or other adjacent technologies

  • You are a security expert

  • Have worked with test driven development in the past, specifically integration tools such as Selenium, Jasmine, QUnit, or similar

  • You've made contributions to open source projects (i.e. code we can review)

  • You have experience integrating payment systems

  • You have some basic DevOPS experience and you are not be afraid of diving into the CLI and shell to unblock yourself


ABOUT US

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 https://togetherlabs.com/

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.


HOW TO APPLY

  • Please familiarize yourself with our products and feel free to try out our core product at https://www.imvu.com/

Together Labs is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion. Our unique differences enable us to learn, collaborate, and grow together. We welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.