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Tech Lead for Microservice Backend Development

WithMe | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Tech Lead for Backend Microservice Development

Redwood City, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle. WA

Los Angeles, CA

Withme, a part of the Together Labs companies, seeks a Tech Lead for Backend Microservice Development to join a small team of dedicated engineers, developers, artists, and producers for an exciting upcoming game project. 

As a tech lead and developer, you will participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle which includes technical design, implementation, documentation, testing, deployment, and support of applications developed for our product needs.


  • Responsible for building, steering, nurturing, and maintaining a leading-edge engineering team by providing guidance, vision & leadership, set team strategy, and direction.

  • Participating in technical planning & requirements gathering phases including design, code, test, troubleshoot, and document engineering software applications

  • Ensuring that technical software development process is followed on the project, familiar with industry best practices for software development

  • Demonstrating the ability to adapt and work with team members of various experience levels

  • Ensuring the availability and service quality of all of our applications

  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues affecting production, such as performance bottlenecks, buggy software, and error-prone processes

  • Periodic (including weekends), daytime (PST, PDT) on-call duty where you are first response for any production problem


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience

  • 10+ years of java microservice development

  • 3+ years of tech lead experience

  • Extensive experience building with Spring and related technologies

  • Familiarity with cloud computing

  • Experience working in an agile team

  • Experience scaling microservices in high traffic environments

  • Experience with performance management, logging, and monitoring tools

  • Experience with common open source technologies at scale, such as MongoDB, Nginx, Redis, ElasticSearch

  • A systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive

  • On-call mindset


  • Experience with Kubernetes and containerization

  • Experience with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, OpsGenie, Jenkins, Hashicorp Vault, Bitbucket Pipelines


WithMe is a new mobile platform that empowers social connection through shared experiences in virtual spaces. Just like real life, friends are able to get together to play games, watch videos, hang out and create. Want to see more...

Based in Silicon Valley, Together Labs (formerly IMVU Inc.) is the parent company to WithMe and a leading technology company dedicated to empowering people to connect, create and earn in virtual worlds. 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.


  • Please familiarize yourself with our products and feel free to try out our core product at

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.