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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Software Engineer, Unreal


Who are we hiring?
The Real-time Software Engineering team designs & develops creative solutions for live events and the Sphere’s large-scale immersive and interaction platforms. We are looking for an astute software engineer specializing in Unreal Engine customization, plug-in/tools development, and hardware integration. The ideal candidate will also have a comprehensive understanding of motion graphics/VFX production pipelines. In this role, you will be integral in defining real-time capabilities for a world’s first immersive venue.

What will you do?

• Design, develop, and implement customizations, tools, UI/UX, and plugin-ins for Unreal Engine with C++ and Blueprints
• Integrate hardware and software components
• Observe team workflows to identify problems, bottlenecks, and create/propose new tools/solutions
• Create and maintain documentation and tutorials on how to use tools
• Integrate input from other project team members into cohesive and stable solutions
• Continually maintain code repositories with up-to-date versions of projects

What do you need to succeed?

• 3+ years of professional experience developing with/for Unreal Engine, including C++ and Blueprints, UI, AI, animation, optimization
• Experience writing tools that improve user experience and are reliably stable on deployment
• Working knowledge of Perforce version control
• Familiarity with digital content creation packages like Houdini, Substance Painter, Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, etc
• Familiarity with live production protocols is a plus (OSC, genlock, timecode, DMX, etc.)
• Experience with C# and the Unity game engine is a plus
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• 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


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.

Why is MSG for me?
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.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
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. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
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.

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