IMVU Senior Front End Web Developer - 3D Tools in Redwood City, California

Senior Front End Web Developer

Redwood City, CA

IMVU is seeking an awesome front end web developer to help us deliver amazing browser based 3D animation and rendering tools to our over 9 million monthly active users. We are building the cornerstone 3D tools that drive the creation of our WithMoji 3D stickers and we are constantly improving our creative pipeline for 3D assets. You will have the opportunity to work with other amazing engineers to solve tough problems while you create products that will delight our customers and drive our business. You will expand your own capabilities while solving the interesting technical challenges in front of us.

You will work very closely with our visual designers, user experience experts and 3D engine team members to deliver powerful yet usable 3D tools for building 3D scenes and creating 3D virtual goods that drive the IMVU customers and the IMVU economy.


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

• Minimum 5 years experience as a software engineer

• Expert understanding of modern CSS, Javascript, and HTML

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


• Experience building UIs or backends for 3D modeling/rendering tools

• Knowledge of Unity, Unreal Engine, Crysis, Ogre (in that order)

• Experience with 3D authoring tools: 3D Studio, Blender, Maya, etc.

• Familiarity with the HTTP protocol, particularly with respect to headers and caching rules

• Strong working knowledge of cross platform/browser compatibility issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome)

• Familiar with Backbone, Handlebars, SASS, or other adjacent technologies

• Knowledgeable in the general heuristics for cache-ability

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


IMVU, the #1 avatar-based social network welcomes users to join a never-ending world where anything is possible, including connecting with people from all over the world. It's here that the fun is infinite and reality is limitless. The IMVU Virtual Shop is the largest of its kind, with an inventory of more than 20 million user-generated, VR-ready goods and growing everyday. From collections that include the hottest trends and throwback sneakers to fairy wings and couture gowns, the marketplace allows our users to personalize, customize and stylize their 3D avatars and environments to their hearts' content. With over three million unique users every month, our platform is poised for future growth and available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Our Engineers are given significant autonomy over their work: we hire smart people and trust them to use their creativity and talents to do right by their peers and our customers. We are longstanding evangelists of Continuous Deployment, strong supporters of open source software and we spawned the Lean Startup movement. We value humility, open collaboration and foster an environment that supports learning from and mentoring others. We want you to grow your talent and career. We’ll provide plenty of interesting challenges and strong support to ensure your success. At IMVU, we solve challenging problems and create amazing products together every day! Check out some of what we’re doing on our Engineering blog:

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

IMVU has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley.


• Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

• 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.

IMVU 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.