Overview

MSG Ventures was created to advance MSG’s goals of creating the “venue of the future,” along with immersive experiences that revolutionize the way fans, artists, and events engage and connect – both in and out of the venue. Ventures will explore and create technologies that redefine the limits of connectivity, video and acoustics, and content distribution, with the ultimate goal of creating immersive experiences that take place before, during and after an event. MSG Ventures will strategically invest in and partner with companies and institutions developing next-generation technologies that redefine the live entertainment experience.

Role Summary

MSG Ventures, a Madison Square Garden company is looking for a Software Engineer specializing in real time content. This role will 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 Software Engineer leads the development of installations and interactive, real time content 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 of Real Time Content 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

Responsibilities:

Create software for installations from inception to deployment Integrate input from other project team members into a cohesive and stable system Translate designs from Obscura Digital 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 and division within MSG 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.

 

Qualifications

Technical Skills and Experience: Real Time Environments

Derivative TouchDesigner / Python 3.x OpenFrameworks / Cinder / C++ Unity / C# OpenGL, GLSL Unreal Houdini Notch / Javascript Familiarity with media communication protocols (UDP, MIDI, DMX, Art-Net, OSC, etc)

General

Source control using Git General graphic design Understanding of Agile process 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

Education

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.

EEO Statement

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, 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.

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