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Multiplayer Network Engineer

Company: MSG Sphere
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Who are we hiring?

As a Software Engineer at MSG Sphere Studios Interactive you develop entertainment that's equal parts video game, amusement park ride, and spectacle. Your production hardware is the mobile phones of our guests and The Sphere - a massive Las Vegas entertainment complex with 16K video, 4D responsive seating and beam-formed audio. You build iteratively from subsystem specifications and team objectives: first a quick prototype, then some polish, maybe a pivot, eventually production-quality code. You are part of a veteran cross-functional team, and you're learning from each other every day. As an ideal candidate you bring a solid technical foundation in computer science and a broad range of skills including full-stack multiplayer development, AI simulations, game logic, and control systems integration.
Join us.

What will you do?
--- Implement core multiplayer features for MSG Sphere Studios Interactive's game and entertainment products
--- 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 for scaling networked games through scripted and AI simulations
--- Work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks for each
--- Document technical designs and decisions
--- 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 are available for review in milestone builds
--- 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
--- 3+ years professional game engineering experience
--- Solid communications and team relations skills
--- Expertise in C++ and the Unreal game engine
--- Demonstrated ability to implement networked multiplayer games
--- Familiarity with socket I/O and lower level protocols, IPv4/6, TCP, UDP, etc.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
--- Understanding of how to mitigate issues of latency, bandwidth, and state sync, different networking models, and methods and situations for prediction and interpolation
--- Experience working with containerized environments (Docker, K8S)
--- Working knowledge of secure networking and of API security
--- Working knowledge of load balancing and backend clustering methods
--- 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)

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 #LI-SN1

Keywords: MSG Sphere, Burbank , Multiplayer Network Engineer, Engineering , Burbank, California

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