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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Computer Graphics Generalist - Remote


Who are we hiring?
As a CG Generalist at MSG Entertainment Interactive you develop entertainment that’s equal parts video game, amusement park ride, and spectacle. Your target platform is The Sphere – a massive 16K 4D theater with beam-formed audio – and the mobile phones of our guests. You build from specifications and team objectives and iterate to eventual production-quality deliverables. You’re part of a veteran cross-functional team, and learning from each other every day. As an ideal candidate you bring a solid artistic foundation in 3D art and a broad range of skills including gameplay, props and real-time and standard production art pipelines. You have a passion for gaming, and have the ability to create immersive, exciting work.

What will you do?

• Brainstorm, R&D, and help implement pipeline workflow
• Work closely with the Art Director and others to maintain stunning visual style and quality
• Manage the delivery of 3D assets for your level or feature, including creating assets from scratch
• Create documentation when working with external development teams and feedback on work received
• Promote and enforce structure, such as naming conventions and documentation
• Work with our art director, and character artists to create engaging characters and creatures in multiple styles
• Design creatures, props, and visual effects concepts
• Translate high-level ideas into production-ready art
• Enhance existing concepts with detail views, paintovers, turnarounds, and material references
• Provide in-depth research, reference material, and develop conceptual ideas
• Create lighting schemes and color palettes that capture the tone of the intent
• Animate and implement sequences in engine
• Develop stylistic consistency for all experiences

What do you need to succeed?

• Minimum of 2 years in full-cycle AAA game development
• Highly proficient with the Unreal Engine
• Create concepts and color studies from scratch
• Passion for design
• Traditional illustration skills in multiple medias, excellent drawing skills, and matte painting experience
• Experience with storytelling and concept development
• Proficient with Unreal Engine, including Cascade, Niagara, and the material editor
• Experience with both real-time and static lighting set-ups
• Experience with post process effects and how to create them
• Experience with how environment lighting affects experiences
• Passion for pushing fidelity and refining lighting techniques as technology changes
• Trained eye to call out opportunities for interesting lighting, color and detail
• Excellent texture creation skills
• Ability to interpret and transform abstract ideas and concepts into compelling work
• Ability to create a low-poly model within poly budget and efficiently unwrap the UV's for texturing
• Aware of memory and technical constraints while working, and can balance visual quality with performance
• Must be passionate for games


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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