IMVU Senior Full Stack Engineer, 3D Tools in Redwood City, California

IMVU is seeking a senior full stack software engineer to join us in building out our 3D animation and rendering tools. If you have strong web skills and interest or experience building web based 3D animation and rendering tools then this is the job for you. If you are a great generalist with networking & caching expertise this is the job for you. You’ll build the tools and systems that allow our creators and developers to deliver 2D and 3D content that drives mobile, web and desktop apps for millions of delighted customers. Work with complex web UIs, compression algorithms; network caching optimization, system scalability, load times, and more. You’ll be joining the team that provides the underpinnings for all the bleeding edge apps at IMVU!


• Minimum 5 years experience writing scalable, reliable software • BA/BS in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience • Comfortable working, learning and debugging different languages such as Python, C++, Javascript, PHP, Haskell • A firm grasp of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented design, data structure, algorithm design, problem solving and complexity analysis. • Skilled at traversing existing code, addressing issues that need immediate attention balanced against long-term refactoring needs, business needs and code quality goals. • Familiar with REST interfaces and network protocols


• Experience building UIs or backends for 3D modeling/rendering tools • Experience working with a RESTful LAMP stack • Deep understanding of CSS and how it works with JavaScript and HTML • Familiar with Backbone, Handlebars, SASS, or other similar technologies • Understanding of CDNs and browser caching​ • Working knowledge of cross platform/browser compatibility issues (IE, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome)


IMVU, Inc. ( is an online social entertainment destination where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. Our developers 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:

IMVU has reached 160 million registered users, 10+ million unique visitors per month and a $50+ million annualized revenue run rate. IMVU has the world's largest virtual goods catalog of more than twenty million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. IMVU is available in multiple languages on both Windows PC and Mac platforms as well as for mobile users.

IMVU has been recognized frequently, including Best Place to Work for the past 5 years, Inc. 500/5000, 8th fastest growing private tech company in Silicon Valley over the past 3 years, and 87th fastest growing tech company in North America over the past 4 years.

Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital. IMVU reached profitability in 2009.


• 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.