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Summer 2012 Internship

Mountain View, CA | Engineering

Job Description

About Us:

  • IMVU is an online 3D world where people connect, chat and have fun with friends
  • We have a $40M annualized run rate. In 2009 we achieved profitability and doubled our revenue
  • We sell virtual goods. People dress up their avatars and furnish their in-world space using our catalog of 5+ million products.
  • Our users create virtually all of our content: 5,000+ new items every day


  • Contribute code as part of a small, smart, dynamic, agile team.
  • Be a sponge. Soak up and learn as much as possible, as fast as possible
  • Take pride in the quality of your work, continuously deploying test-driven code, delighting customers and making a difference every day.
  • Voice opinions about the product. We look for people who are superlative at coding and communicating with humans


  • A strong foundation in computer science and/or math combined with demonstrable problem solving aptitude
  • You write code and build things because you love to, not because it’s your job. In fact, you'd rather be building something right now
  • Excellence is derived from your talent, not domain experience with specific tools. If you've worked in C++ LAMP or Python that would be nice.
  • A personal interest in gaming / social networking / virtual economies - you are paying attention to what's next
  • A burning desire to work with other awesome people you can learn from  - so you can improve your skillz
  • Energetic. Pragmatic. Get things done. An independent team player. Not afraid to ask for help and go the extra mile

Bonus Points:

  • Made a significant contribution to a web application
  • Built a high-performance, 3D or client/server network application
  • Shipped virtual worlds, MMOs or other games
  • Hacked the DOM and wrangled consistent multi-browser UIs
  • Passionate about designing and delivering compelling user experiences
  • Contributed to open source projects (i.e. code we can review)

How to apply:

  • Please join IMVU & play around before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and will ask you about them as part of the interview process
  • 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.
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