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Internal Application: Senior Web Developer - Studio

IMVU | 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

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; 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.