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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Studio Pipeline Engineer


Who are we hiring?

MSG is looking for a pipeline engineer to join a groundbreaking post-production department based in Los Angeles. This role is a software developer working under the Core Pipeline Software Sr. Manager to develop tools to automate and optimize the production workflow from capture to playback. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of creating tools for high-end VFX or other areas of post-production that are stable, well documented, easy to use, effective, and easy to maintain. MSG Sphere post-production requires pipeline developers who are used to problem solving in collaboration with their end users and stakeholders, and flexible in modifying the solutions they build based on feedback. Sphere Venues require an extreme level of integration between disciplines, as such the LA Post-Production team desires out-of-the-box thinkers, creative problem solvers, and excellent collaborators with cross-disciplinary experience and a holistic approach to pipeline development.

What will you do?

  • Participate in the development of software tools to automate tasks for I/O, Edit, VFX, Color, Sound, QC, review, Mastering, and delivery.
  • Work in direct collaboration with end users and stakeholders to determine solutions that scale and address problems in a user-friendly manner from proof-of-concept to deployment.
  • Adhere to industry-standard conventions for coding and documentation.
  • Identify potential optimizations or newer solutions to existing pipeline tools.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Minimum of four years writing pipeline tools for a major VFX, post or animation facility.
  • Strong experience in all major OS - Linux, MacOS, Windows
  • Experience in full-stack development and familiar with Python3, React and Nodejs.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL, Mongo and Postgres databases.
  • Strong understanding of Docker & Kubernetes.
  • Proficient in Shotgun development.
  • Demonstrated experience with Digital Asset Management Solution integration.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with tool development and integration for Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Resolve, etc.
  • Experience with Deadline (or similar render manager).
  • Experience using AWS or other cloud services for rendering.
  • Experience in Django Framework a plus.
  • Experience with version control tools like Git.
  • Detail oriented with excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Good problem solving, troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Ability to collaborate with team members across different disciplines including directly interfacing with stakeholders to understand requirements


The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

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