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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Senior Gameplay Engineer - Hybrid

Description

Who are we hiring?
The MSG Sphere is like nothing else on earth. Here, 15,000 people at a time can gather for multi-sensory interactive experiences that are equal parts video game, amusement park ride, ephemeral community, and spectacle. The feel – it’s unforgettable, like sitting inside an eyeball the size of three football fields with sight, sound, scent, wind, heat, and rumble coordinating under computer control to forge an extended reality. You create that reality at MSG Entertainment in Burbank, California. As a Senior Software Engineer you’re part of a veteran multidisciplinary team designing and coding bleeding edge entertainment. You iterate, you take pride in your work, and your creations range from rapid prototypes to ultra-high-definition multimedia. You design and implement software systems – but you’re also well-organized, a great mentor, and fluent in agile practice. As an ideal candidate you bring deep and broad software development expertise, creative vision and a passion for scaling game elements from prototypes to massively multiplayer real-time experiences. Join us.

What will you do?

  • Design and implement core gameplay and user experience for MSG Entertainment Interactive’s gameplay prototypes and polished software releases.
  • Collaborate across teams to share gameplay and multiplayer code, best practice, and design language elements, and to improve the production pipeline
  • Create short-term and long-term solutions enabling massively interactive in-venue experiences.
  • Document technical designs and decisions; provide feedback on others’ technologies and systems
  • Analyze technical and design documentation and requests, translating them into discrete and manageable engineering tasks
  • Mentor peers and more junior team members through code and design reviews
  • Assure that assets, delivered by the art department in the appropriate format(s) for integration, are promptly integrated into code and available in regularly-scheduled milestone builds for team review
  • 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/MS or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years professional game engineering experience
  • Excellent communications and team relations skills
  • Expertise in C++ and Unreal Engine
  • Demonstrated ability to implement cloud-based multiplayer games
  • Professional experience working with high-resolution 2D, 3D, and audio

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an Agile team and familiarity with Agile methodology
  • Professional experience developing for iOS/Android mobile devices
  • Professional experience developing using the Unity game engine
  • 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