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Lead Software Engineer

Company: MSG Sphere
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Who are we hiring?As a Lead Software Engineer at MSG Entertainment Interactive you head game logic development for a veteran multidisciplinary team creating bleeding edge entertainment that's equal parts video game, amusement park ride, and spectacle. Your production hardware is The Sphere - a massive 16K 4D theater with beam-formed audio - and the mobile phones of our guests.

You iterate, you take pride in your work, and your creations range from rapid prototypes to ultra-high-definition multimedia. You design and implement software systems - but you're also a force multiplier who drives and enables those around you to excel, with the ability to work alone or in teams. 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 deep and broad software development expertise, people-first agile leadership skills, creative vision and a passion for scaling game concepts and mechanics from prototypes to massively multiplayer real-time experiences.
What will you do?--- Lead assigned projects and the technical work of the associated development team; pull together input from other team members into a cohesive and stable system; maintain an inclusive process that empowers the entire project team to contribute to final results--- Mentor peers and more junior team members through individual feedback, code and design reviews--- Deliver prototypes and production-quality code as a hands-on leader--- Interface directly with high level stakeholders to champion appropriate technical approaches for the development of new projects--- Prioritize tasks for multiple concurrent projects, interacting and collaborating with others to solve problems; mentor peers and more junior team members through individual feedback, code and design reviews--- Implement new tools and processes in response to production needs and support production teams in their use; partner across departments to define, guide and create production technology--- Lead best practices in efficient and effective development, seeking and executing on opportunities to streamline and fully utilize current and new technology solutions--- Identify areas that require attention, and work with the project management team to ensure time and resources are dedicated to continually improving and reducing areas of concern--- 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--- 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--- 10+ years of experience in relevant fields--- Excellent communications and team relations skills --- Expertise in C++ and the Unreal game engine--- Understanding of software development and release cycles and agile methodologies--- Experience across all phases (concept to end-of-life) of at least one shipped AAA-equivalent multiplayer interactive entertainment product--- Experience working within a high-definition VFX or game content production pipeline--- Demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills, while maintaining composure in stressful situationsAdditional Preferred Qualifications:--- Experience with AR, VR, 360 or other immersive content--- Professional experience developing for iOS/Android mobile devices--- Professional experience developing using the Unity game engine--- Experience with common games industry production software (MS Office, JIRA, Miro) a plus.--- Interest and/or secondary skills in another key game development discipline (Game Design, Product Management, Art, Audio) 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 powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue is currently under construction in Las Vegas. 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. More information is available at www.sphereentertainmentco.com. We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOUAt 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 backgroundsAt 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

Keywords: MSG Sphere, Burbank , Lead Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Burbank, California

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