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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Senior Multiplayer Network Engineer - Remote


Who are we hiring?
Do you love architecting scalable multiplayer servers for cutting-edge games? On our target platform, the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, 15,000 people at a time gather for multi-sensory interactive experiences that are equal parts video game, amusement park ride, ephemeral community, and spectacle. One game client is a video wall the size of three football fields with stadium-filling positional audio. Other clients are the cell phones and tablets our guests bring to each show. Madison Square Garden Entertainment is seeking an experienced, innovative engineer ready to build our massively multiplayer server platform for an undisclosed title. As Senior Software Engineer (Venue-Scale Multiplayer) you’ll be responsible both for the core game server and for its supporting back-end services. This role is open to remote and/or in-person work from our L.A. studio.

What will you do?

  • Collaborate closely with the Interactive Lead to design the title's multiplayer tech stack, and to implement and optimize its massively multiplayer platform 
  • Create and document client-side C++ APIs connecting the Unreal Engine to a custom multiplayer game server.
  • Manage the client/server networking layer and protocols 
  • With IT, Venue Tech, DevOps, and Information Security, develop orchestration and monitoring systems to provision, deploy and manage the servers in production.
  • Mentor and assist others on the team 
  • Identify areas that require attention and work with the production team to ensure time and resources are properly allocated 
  • Attend and update in daily scrums, bi-weekly sprint planning sessions, reviews, and retrospectives in accordance with the team’s Agile practices 

What do you need to succeed?
  • Computer Science BS or equivalent experience 
  • 5+ years professional game engineering experience, including 2+ years developing massively multiplayer networking code 
  • Solid working knowledge of IPv4/6, UDP, TCP, JSON, socket I/O, protocol buffers, REST APIs. 
  • Strong understanding of how to mitigate issues of latency, bandwidth, and state sync.
  • Strong understanding of different networking models, and methods and situations for prediction and interpolation 
  • Excellent communication and team interaction skills 
  • Experience working in an Agile team and familiarity with Agile methodology.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years professional experience with C++ and Unreal Engine
  • Experience working with containerized environments (Docker, K8S)
  • Experience working with backend cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Working knowledge of secure networking and of API security
  • Working knowledge of load balancing and backend clustering methods
  • Experience creating Software Development Kits
  • Experience with common games industry production software (MS Office, JIRA, Miro)
  • Experience across all phases (concept to end-of-life) of at least one shipped AAA console or PC video game
  • Interest and/or secondary skills in another key game development discipline (Game Design, Product Management, Art, Audio)


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. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

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 mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #LI-SN1

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