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Now, this isn’t the first time that the Lab has worked on mobile applications. I don’t know what the eventual fate of the last mobile projects were, other than that they were apparently abandoned. Either that, or the projects are already up to somewhere around 0.25 DNFs (Duke Nukem Forevers; 1 DNF=14 years).

I wouldn’t expect this job to involve putting a Second Life viewer onto a mobile device, and neither should you. Most likely this will involve a very lightweight application (like some of the non-graphical viewers) or some ancillary supporting software (on a par with, say, SLim – only that actually works).

Senior Software Engineer, Mobile

Linden Lab is seeking a hardcore Mobile developer with solid experience of building applications for both iOs and Android environments. As a Senior Software Engineer in this area you will seed/join a small team designing and implementing the foundational frameworks and applications for all Linden Labs’ future mobile projects. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced mobile engineer that wants to work on the crossroads of mobile, social and gaming.


  • Build robust mobile applications for several platforms.
  • Build foundational libraries of common functionality to be shared across applications and platforms.
  • Collaborate with Product, Design, and Operations to define clear requirements, deliverables, and milestones for mobile applications.
  • Create thorough and extensive test cases and work with QA team to ensure product is documented and well-tested
  • Collaborate with Creative and User Experience teams to develop and refine user interface.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Significant development experience with IOS or Android applications.
  • Expert level experience with C++ in large-scale deployments.
  • Must possess high level of enthusiasm and be a strong team player.
  • Must thrive in multi-tasking, quick moving, distributed thinking environment.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5+ years of progressively broadening systems software development.
  • Previous start-up and/or MMO experience is a plus.

You can apply here.

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