• Camera Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Requisition ID
    19-10499
    Division
    Ventures
    Functional Area
    Engineering
  • Overview

    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; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  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

    Role Summary

    The camera engineer manages the day to day operations related to the maintenance and upgrades of custom camera systems and is instrumental in developing and executing prototype test plans and contributing to the design process.

    The camera engineer is also responsible for completing all pre-production related prep prior to shoots, including working with any freelancers for the shoot and training them in the system’s use.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Supports the design, development and build of novel camera designs.  
    • Proactively manages the maintenance, trouble shooting and upgrades of camera systems
    • Collaborates with the capture and production groups to ensure needs are met in a timely fashion
    • Assists in developing and executing prototype testing plans
    • Develops and maintains documentation associated with the camera systems

    Qualifications

    • In depth knowledge of RED DMSC2 Cameras
    • Knowledge of proper maintenance of cameras, lenses and cinema batteries.
    • Hands-on knowledge of electronic circuit design and test (including schematics, troubleshooting, soldering)
    • Knowledge of DIT processes and associated equipment
    • Knowledge of 360 VR production and workflow
    • Previous experience as a Stereographer or VR camera technician
    • Knowledge of camera array engineering principles
    • Knowledge or familiarity with the following software: Voysys, Solidworks or AutoCAD, Silverstack, Davinci Resolve, Mistika VR or Ultima, Nuke Cara
    • Must not be afraid to suggest improvements to existing systems or systems in development
    • Excellent critical thinking, organization skills and attention to detail
    • 5 years or more of experience in cinema production with at least 2 years in VR
    • BS in related field or equivalent experience

    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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