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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Senior Graphics and Pipeline Engineer - Hybrid


Who are we hiring?
As a Senior Software Engineer at MSG Sphere Studios, you’re part of a veteran multidisciplinary team driving performance, developing tools and creative assets for real-time interactive experiences on the MSG Sphere, our 20,000 seat immersive venue in Las Vegas. Your in-depth technical knowledge and strong aesthetic inclination let you tackle projects and provide support on complicated technical issues for artists and engineers alike across our real-time content development ecosystem. As an ideal candidate you bring a comprehensive understanding of real-time and standard production art pipelines, rendering optimization expertise, creative vision and a passion for delivering performant massively multiplayer real-time experiences. 16K. 60fps. A screen the size of three football fields. Join us.

What will you do?

• Establish and maintain a robust real-time development workflow and keep the team up to speed via training and documentation.
• Prototype and test new features – help to develop the tools and techniques for creating content efficiently.
• Provide specifications and best practice guidance for artists creating assets for use in real-time rendering applications.
• 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
• Liaise with other departments, bridging practical knowledge across concept artists, production artists, and engineers.
• Document and communicate our real-time platform requirements with relevant hardware and software vendors.
• Stay on top of the latest industry developments, sharing key findings with the team at regular intervals. 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
• 5+ years professional game platform engineering experience
• Excellent communications and team relations skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in creating shaders & materials (GLSL and/or HLSL)
• Expertise in Unreal / C++ & blueprints / Python
• Professional experience working with pipelines for high-resolution 2D, 3D, and audio

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in an Agile team and familiarity with Agile methodology
• 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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