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, The 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), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming. In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including 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, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com
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.
As MSG Ventures grows their Interactive Experiences function, the role of Technical Director will be to partner with the Principal MSG Ventures in defining the technological approach to the development of a venue-based software platform and associated content for large-scale communal interactivity, with an early focus on gaming for MSG Sphere. As we continue to build out the function, this position will provide a structured technical strategy to support the development of the platform. This role will not only help define and drive the development of foundational technologies that will enable the creation and deployment of interactive experiences in our venues, but will also assist with the future build out of this group.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in the game development space, who has been a part of building something new. Deep technical knowledge and experience with building/customizing game-engines, as well as back-end server-architectures, to support new use-cases is required. Experience working on AR/VR projects preferred. Together with the Principal, will manage internal and external development and planning, as well as coordinating with content, live services, and publisher stakeholders. He or she has the responsibility of assembling and managing a team of engineers to execute on the technological approach agreed upon with the necessary stakeholders; outlining, scheduling and tracking tasks; and making sure the project is headed in the right direction.