The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
MSG Ventures, a Madison Square Garden Company is looking for a Software Engineer specializing in full-stack web development to help bring the creative vision of Obscura Digital to life on a diverse mix of projects ranging from interactive large-scale projections to complex multi-display installations to intimate single user interfaces with personalized interactions, many of which involve R&D. The Engineer leads the development of installations and interactive systems. Working on a project from conception through execution, this position benefits from a broad range of skills such as IT, realtime graphics, and scripting.As a Software Engineer working with web technologies at MSG Ventures you will help to concept, design, and communicate a wide range of experiences ranging from passive to interactive, environmental to screen based, and physical to digital.
Specific Functions/Activities Summary
Create software for installations from inception to deployment Integrate input from other project team members into a cohesive and stable system Translate designs from Creative Directors into code Implement intuitive user interfaces in partnership with UI/UX designers Work with our media team to develop and display content and manage media assets Continually maintain code repositories with up-to-date versions of projects Apply best practices for efficient and effective development; look for opportunities to streamline and fully use current and new technology solutions Stay current and recommend appropriate technologies for the development of new projects Work with departmental and other management to ensure projects are delivered on time, to a strong level of quality and with expectations of high uptime. Maintain an inclusive process that empowers the entire project team to contribute to final results Set up, calibrate, and operate systems under tight deadlines Provide support for ongoing installations as needed
What we are looking for:
Must be able to use appropriate terminologies and language to accurately convey changes or direction in concept or design, including to and from non- technical staff Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks for each Ability to interact and collaborate with other departments within Obscura to solve problems Exceptional initiative and attention to detail Flexible schedule; some evening and weekend work required as necessary, as well as frequent travel Must love design and have strong aesthetic and critical faculties A demonstrated track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills, while maintaining composure in stressful situations.
Technical Skills and Experience: Web
Source control using Git General graphic design Understanding of Agile processes and software development, release cycles
Nice to have
3d Modeling and pre-vis: Maya, 3ds Max, WYSIWYG, Oculus, Vive Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator Understanding of projectors, lenses, and cameras Understanding of audio environments: Cycling ‘74 Max, Ableton Live, etc Knowledge of event production procedures Experience with all three major platforms: MacOS, Windows, Linux
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.
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