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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Image Scientist


Who are we hiring?

MSG is looking for an Image Scientist to join a groundbreaking imaging systems department based in Burbank, CA. As the Capture and Imaging Systems team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create world-class content at an unprecedented scale on the largest LED screens ever made. The Image Scientist works in close coordination with the Capture and Imaging Systems, post-production and capture departments to automate, optimize and accelerate stitching, develop an image sensor pipeline, image enhancement tools, and ensure exceptional image quality on MSG’s capture systems. Candidates must have experience working on content creation imaging pipelines for capture and post-production workflows. The Capture and Imaging Systems team is tasked with creating and maintaining hardware and software tools for preview, capture, ingest, transcode, color science, review, QC, and final delivery. Within this scope, the Image Scientist will be focused on improving captured image quality and automating processes leading up to final output and display. The resolution, field of view, and sheer scale of the Sphere venues means that the image quality for Sphere content creation is critical. The Image Scientist must be able to work closely with internal users, external vendors, iterate quickly, prioritize, and build tools that can be scaled to meet the production quality requirement for MSG Sphere.

What will you do?

  • Perform image sensor and lens metrology
  • Develop image sensor and optical correction algorithms
  • Develop image statistics and QC analysis algorithms
  • Image compression debug and analysis
  • Design and develop de-mosaicking algorithms
  • Analyze image sensor colorimetry and develop optimized color science
  • Optimize algorithms for GPU and FPGA platforms
  • Develop filtering, sampling and stabilization algorithms
  • Analyze and determine system standards and test procedures
  • Review invention disclosures for developed algorithms and work with patent attorneys to secure intellectual property
  • Guide the creation of new image quality metrics, evaluation procedures, and inventing novel image processing systems and methods.
  • Develop computer vision tools for image processing, feature extraction, object detection, classification, tracking, segmentation, camera calibration, optical flow, stereo, and structure from motion
  • Design and implement multi-camera and sensor fusion algorithms

What do you need to succeed?

  • 8 years of experience in cinema quality, high resolution imaging and image sensor processing
  • Experience with image sensor processing algorithms
  • Experience with optical correction algorithms
  • Experience with filtering, sampling, scaling and stabilization algorithms
  • Experience and understanding of color science
  • Experience in multi-camera array stitching
  • Broad grounding in image quality fundamentals and theory, including optics, image sensors, camera systems, lighting, and display technologies
  • Solid experience in image processing and computer vision
  • Experience with image and video quality analysis
  • Experience in GPU acceleration
  • Some experience with deep learning and machine learning
  • Knowledge in computer vision related topics including but not limited to segmentation, 3D perception (image, point cloud), and spatial-temporal analysis.
  • Experience with OpenCV and similar modern computer vision libraries
  • In-depth knowledge of modern deep learning techniques for image processing
  • Familiar with one of the deep learning frameworks, Tensorflow, Pytorch or MXNet
  • Thorough understanding of RAW data packing and compression algorithms
  • Strong Python, Matlab, and C++ experience
  • Ability to travel and work with external vendors (5%)
  • Ability to travel to a production location/set on occasion (5%)

At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance with local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location.


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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