Senior Director Software Engineering (MSG Ventures - Interactive)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Requisition ID
21-13914
Division
Ventures
Functional Area
Engineering

Overview

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre.  MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com.   

Role Summary

MSG Ventures is looking for a Senior Director of Software for our Interactive group. You will lead and manage a team of game industry veterans creating the technology platform for live games and interactive experiences with thousands of concurrent players at MSG Sphere. Your team will grow a vibrant technology portfolio while creating the technology platform and large-scale prototypes necessary to power our next-generation, massively multiplayer experiences.

You will focus on the cutting-edge vision that drives technology development and use your extensive management and technical experience to ensure alignment on architecture and technology decisions.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Develop technology roadmaps for mass interactive games and related hardware infrastructure.
  • Lead your team to bring technical definition to concepts and game designs, defining architecture, processes, and technical specifications.
  • Communicate technical needs and support proofs of concepts with various internal groups and external partners.
  • Vet, lead and manage the technical aspects of strategic industry partnerships.
  • Define a living, cohesive and scalable platform development strategy for mass interactive games, tools, and infrastructure within the context of the larger Sphere software ecosystem.
  • Hire, manage and develop a team of game industry experts: software team management roles and developers, project managers, technical artists and related staff engaged in the creation of game prototypes and our entire technology platform.
  • With project managers and other Engineering leadership, manage resource allocation and team focus across changing goals, evolving deliverables and multiple projects.
  • Maintain regular and defined communication with Engineering leadership on progress and problems in development and timelines, team management and all Interactive engineering scope.
  • Present findings and progress to executives and other stakeholders at defined intervals.
  • Apply best practices for efficient and effective development; look for opportunities to streamline and fully utilize current and new technology solutions.
  • Maintain an inclusive process that empowers the entire team to contribute to final results.

Qualifications

  • Deep practical experience in traditional game development pipelines, game development methodologies.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of software engineers in professional game development.
  • Experience with multiplayer mobile or console games. Requires an advanced understanding of the requirements for designing technology for massive scale with thousands of users.
  • Expertise in C# and the Unity game engine and/or C++/Unreal Engine
  • Strong communicator - able to use language to accurately convey changes to and from non-technical staff.
  • Passion for creatively collaborating across the entire organization in creative ways
  • Committed to collaborative working environments, iterative design and development approaches. Uses the benefits of iterative collaboration to deliver the best possible solutions to both creative and technical problems.
  • Appetite for technical innovation and experimentation.
  • A track record of gaining trust and respect by consistently demonstrating sound creative, strategic, and analytical thinking skills, while maintaining composure in stressful situations.

*This is an in-office position located in NYC*

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

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.

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

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, 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.

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