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Madison Square Garden Entertainment

Burbank & New York City, - United States
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Staff Engineer

Description

Role Summary

The MSG Ventures’ Advanced Engineering team applies new and emerging technologies to create platforms to enrich the immersive audience experience, spanning haptics, 4D, video, and audio. As a Staff Engineer on the Advanced Engineering team, you will support the design and development of immersive theater technologies used in our production studio and MSG Sphere. You will bring engineering skills (mechanical, video, audio, programming) and experience related to theater or touring acts to bear on solving problems in scaling up immersive experiences to cover large venues. An enthusiasm to learn new skills, work with artists, and think outside the box are essential attributes.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Collaborate with MSG Studios to identify assets and tactics in support of immersive shows
  • Design and prototype assets and immersive platforms for demonstrations and creative development
  • Collaborating with MSG Mass Interactive to translate game requirements to technical specifications impacting Sphere infrastructure

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or theater arts; Master’s degree is a plus
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Hands-on experience with touring acts and/or theater set and effects.
  • Portfolio of relevant projects
  • Ability to program effects and automation (python, DMX, Navigator, etc)
  • Effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders and external production companies
  • Knowledge of display technologies, lighting, rigging automation, 4D effects
  • Experience with patent applications is a plus