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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Studio Pipeline Engineer


Who are we hiring?
MSG is looking for a pipeline engineer to join a groundbreaking post-production department based in Los Angeles. This role is a software developer working under the Core Pipeline Software Sr. Manager to develop tools to automate and optimize the production workflow from capture to playback. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of creating tools for high-end VFX or other areas of post-production that are stable, well documented, easy to use, effective, and easy to maintain. MSG Sphere post-production requires pipeline developers who are used to problem solving in collaboration with their end users and stakeholders, and flexible in modifying the solutions they build based on feedback. Sphere Venues require an extreme level of integration between disciplines, as such the LA Post-Production team desires out-of-the-box thinkers, creative problem solvers, and excellent collaborators with cross-disciplinary experience and a holistic approach to pipeline development.

What will you do?

• Participate in the development of software tools to automate tasks for I/O, Edit, VFX, Color, Sound, QC, review, Mastering, and delivery.
• Participate in the design, development and maintaining of core pipeline databases.
• Work in direct collaboration with end users and stakeholders to determine solutions that scale and address problems in a user-friendly manner from proof-of-concept to deployment.
• Adhere to industry-standard conventions for coding and documentation.
• Identify potential optimizations or newer solutions to existing pipeline tools.

What do you need to succeed?

• Minimum of four years writing pipeline tools for a major VFX, post or animation facility.
• Strong experience in all major OS - Linux, MacOS, Windows
• Experience in full-stack development and familiar with Python3, React and Nodejs.
• Proven experience designing, setting up and maintaining SQL, Mongo and Postgres Databases
• Strong understanding of Docker & Kubernetes.
• Experience with Ftrack a plu
• Demonstrated experience with Digital Asset Management Solution integration.
• Demonstrated familiarity with tool development and integration for Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Resolve, etc.
• Experience with Deadline (or similar render manager).
• Experience using AWS or other cloud services for rendering.
• Experience in Django Framework a plus.
• Experience with version control tools like Git.
• Detail oriented with excellent communication and documentation skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines.
• Good problem solving, troubleshooting and debugging skills
• Ability to collaborate with team members across different disciplines including directly interfacing with stakeholders to understand requirements

Why is MSG for me?
Sphere Entertainment Co. is a premier live entertainment and media company. The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium that will redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue is currently under construction in Las Vegas and is expected to open in fall 2023. In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a companion streaming service, MSG GO, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. Also under the Sphere Entertainment Co. umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, a global entertainment dining and nightlife leader featuring brands including Tao, Hakkasan, Omnia, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, and Cathédrale. More information is available at

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 requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. #LI-TT2

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