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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Graphics Engineer


Who are we hiring?

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.

What will you do?

  • Design, prototype, and test new techniques – help to develop real-time content tools and techniques for large-scale immersive and interactive platforms
  • Write technical documentation that clearly communicates complex solutions and challenges to a wide audience
  • 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
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate, test, and optimize for various platforms
  • Maintain an inclusive process that empowers the entire project team

What do you need to succeed?

  • 4+ 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
  • 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

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