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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank & New York City, - United States
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Senior Graphics Engineer

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Job Description


Role Summary

Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking for an accomplished software engineer specializing in graphics programming. This role requires in-depth technical knowledge, aesthetic inclination, and a command of real-time immersive/interactive content systems. The ideal candidate will also have a comprehensive understanding of motion graphics/VFX production pipelines. As a Graphics Engineer, you will be integral in developing the real-time content tools & systems used to create next generation experiences for use in Sphere and across all MSG properties and partnerships.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Lead the design and development of real-time content techniques and tools for large-scale immersive and interactive platforms
  • Drive strategic research and development practices, proactively defining and pursuing innovation opportunities
  • Apply best practices for efficient and effective development; look for opportunities to streamline and fully use current and emerging creative technology solutions
  • Translate creative techniques into code
  • Write technical documentation that clearly communicates complex solutions and challenges to a wide audience
  • Guide teams in creating and adopting best practices for efficient and effective development; look for opportunities to streamline and fully use current and emerging creative technology solutions
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate, test, and optimize for various platforms
  • Maintain an inclusive process that empowers the entire project team

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of professional experience as a software engineer, interactive engineer, Unreal developer, VR/AR/game developer or similar
  • Unreal Engine expertise is required, including C++ and Blueprints, UI, AI, animation, optimization, and version control with Perforce
  • Advanced knowledge of real-time rendering techniques, spherical rendering experience is a plus
  • Experience writing shaders (Cg/ShaderLab, HLSL, GLSL)
  • Must be able to use appropriate terminologies and language to accurately convey engineering challenges and solutions to non-technical audiences
  • Strong aesthetic and critical faculties; experience as a vfx and/or technical artist is a plus
  • Exceptional initiative and attention to detail
  • A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills, while maintaining composure in stressful situations
  • Applicants should provide their own code samples for tools or apps along with technical design documentation

Education

Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

Company Overview

With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. To create immersive experiences, and content unique to Sphere, we are growing our full stack creative, experience, design, production and engineering team across our Burbank studio in Los Angeles and Ventures headquarters in New York.

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.