Senior Services Developer Redwood City, CA
As a Senior Services Developer, you'll be building the platform
that makes up the core of modern social networks. You will join the
Services team, the "front-line" backend engineers that enable our
acclaimed client apps. As we continue to add powerful features for
our users, your creative designs will keep the app experience
responsive and crisp.
Build software that powers the experience of millions of
Design sophisticated solutions and deploy your own code to
Adapt to a diverse set of backend technologies (Redis, Memcache,
Elastic Search, domain-specific languages, and many more)
Work with a team of highly-motivated server and client
Set teamwide best practices for PHP code quality and API
Set standards for internal API documentation and development
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work
A firm grasp of Computer Science fundamentals including object
oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem
solving, and complexity analysis.
5+ years of web API development.
3+ years developing APIs in scripting languages (PHP, Python,
1+ years in modern PHP (7+).
Extensive experience with and knowledge of [multi-tier]
applications and RESTful APIs.
Knowledgeable of real-time web UI technology (ex. WebSockets,
HTTP/2, pub/sub, messaging brokers).
Developed consumer applications that have handled significant
public traffic (10k+ daily active users).
Experience with REST API documentation strategies (Swagger,
Familiar with Slim and REST API frameworks for PHP.
Professional Experience in .NET / C# server-side development.
Knowledge of data pipelining and pub/sub architectures.
Experience in data architecture: SQL databases, caching,
Knowledge of DevOps systems, CI/CD, deployment pipeline.
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 Five 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: http://im.vu/engineering
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
HOW TO APPLY
Please try out our core product before you apply. We'd like you
to understand our products and have some understanding of our
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.