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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Software Engineer


Who are we hiring?
MSG Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. is looking for a Software Engineer specializing in real time content. This role will help bring the creative vision of our studio to life on a diverse mix of projects ranging from mobile applications and virtual reality software with intimate single user interfaces to complex multi-display installations with live control, many of which involve R&D. The Software Engineer leads the development of interactive, real time content systems as well as user interfaces. Working on a project from conception through execution, this position benefits from a broad range of skills such as realtime graphics, usability evaluation and scripting. To create transformative 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.

What will you do?

• Collaborate closely with Engineering Lead to design, prototype, and develop VR / Desktop / Mobile applications, tools, and plugins for simulation and visualization of content for our venues to integrate into our previz / capture / dailies pipelines.
• Work closely with Software Operations, Systems, and Venue Tech teams to integrate and test our tools on various hardware configurations.
• Connect and integrate our applications with cloud-based backend solutions and services for Dailies review and approval.
• Collaborate closely with Productions and other departments to share pipeline innovations, improvements, and help integrate our custom tools.
• Communicate technical approaches and support proofs of concepts / projects with various partners and vendors.
• Write technical documentation and clearly communicate complex solutions and challenges, even to non-technical staff.
• Work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks for each.
• Stay current on relevant technology and conduct necessary research, due diligence, prototyping, and testing to assess emerging technology options.
• Identify areas that require attention and work with the Software project management team to ensure time and resources are properly allocated.

What do you need to succeed?

• 4+ years professional software engineering or related field experience required
• Expertise in C# and the Unity game engine is required
• Expertise in shader languages is strongly preferred (i.e. Cg/ShaderLab, HLSL, GLSL)
• Experience optimizing low level 3d rendering is a bonus
• Domain knowledge in on-set/off-set film production, virtual production, and/or previsualization pipelines is highly preferred
• Extensive working knowledge of securely integrating external APIs, backend cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud), and implementing networked applications is highly preferred
• Experience with various video codecs and streaming protocols is highly preferred
• Excellent communication and team interaction skills is required
• Applicants should provide their own code samples for tools or apps along with technical design documentation

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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