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Lead PHP Software Engineer for IMVU


Our Client is rapidly expanding its development effort and is seeking a Lead PHP Software Engineer to join a small team of dedicated engineers, developers, artists for an exciting project with the exciting company. As a  Lead PHP Software Engineer, you will participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle which includes technical design, implementation, testing, and deployment.


The Company is a global 3D avatar-based social community of over 4 million monthly active users who come together to connect and enjoy a shared experience. Far beyond today’s digital media, the Client users create a whole new social experience where connecting digitally is immersive and interactions feel lifelike. The Client chat room experiences are hyper-personal fostering meaningful friendships rather than amassing a large number of shallow, status-based relationships.

project tech-stack
AWS C# Java JavaScript PHP

What we looking for


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience;
  • A firm grasp of Computer Science fundamentals including object oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis;
  • 6+ years of web API development:
    • 4+ years developing APIs in scripting languages (PHP, Python, Ruby, or JavaScript).
    • 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, PHPDoc).

Will be a plus:

  • Familiarity with Slim and REST API frameworks for PHP;
  • Professional Experience in .NET/C# server-side development;
  • 1+ years of full-stack Web UI development (modern javascript frontend frameworks);
  • Knowledge of data pipelining and pub/sub architectures;
  • Experience in data architecture: SQL databases, caching, sharding;
  • Knowledge of DevOps systems, CI/CD, deployment pipeline.



  • Build software that powers the experience of millions of users;
  • Design sophisticated solutions and deploy your own code to production;
  • 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 engineers;
  • Set teamwide best practices for PHP code quality and API architecture;
  • Set standards for internal API documentation and development workflows.

company information:

Proxet Nation

We at Proxet believe that employee collaboration is the key to success. Our employees feel valued, listened to, and involved this way, and we are proud to say that our people are our biggest asset!

If you’d like to join our Proxet Nation and work closely with high-level professionals and our engineers, fill the form!

what we offer:

Company benefits

  • Work-from-home policy

    Work-from-home policy (fully remote option)

  • Insurance coverage and paid sick leaves

  • In-house English classes with native speaker

  • Yoga classes outside on the office terrace

  • Sport competitions

    Sport competitions, our events, corporate team buildings!

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