101 - 250 employees
101 - 250 engineers
$100m+ funding

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core. OpenAI is dedicated to putting that alignment of interests first — ahead of profit.

To achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. Our investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion is ongoing, executed through a wide range of initiatives, and championed and supported by leadership.

At OpenAI, we believe artificial intelligence has the potential to help people solve immense global challenges, and we want the upside of AI to be widely shared. Join us in shaping the future of technology.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Work on something that has big impact — Ensuring that Artificial Intelligence remains safe and as evenly distributed as possible is one of the most impactful things you could be working on.

  • Work with some of the best minds — Our founders have deep domain expertise and experience building companies. Greg Brockman was formerly the CTO at Stripe and Ilya Sutskever was previously a Research Scientist at Google. We're an unusual combination of a research institution, with some of the world's foremost Machine Learning experts, that moves at the pace of a startup.

  • Work in a constantly changing environment — OpenAI is tackling one of the most daunting technical challenges in the world (AGI). In order to reach our goal, we are daily working on problems that have yet to be solved. Building a path the first time is always fun, tricky and rewarding.

Engineering at OpenAI

Technical Challenges

1) Software engineers at OpenAI build tools to support our Machine Learning research scientists. Building tools for extremely technical users is not very common and requires engineers who enjoy listening to user feedback.

2) You'll be working alongside some of the best Machine Learning experts in the world. If you have an interest in learning more about it this is a fantastic place to do so.

Tech stack

Working at OpenAI

Our culture is always evolving, and we believe new people can and should change how we operate and what we value. A few recurring themes stand out:

Mission-driven. People at OpenAI care deeply about building AI in a way that benefits humanity. Goal-oriented. We move both quickly and deliberately to balance research and engineering objectives. Collaborative. Many of our biggest advances grew out of work done across multiple teams. Reflective. Building powerful technologies with the potential to impact society requires deep thought and discussion. Growth mindset. We believe in the power of feedback, and encourage a mindset of continuous learning and growth.

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks of vacation)

  • Free Food

    Lunches are catered each week and weekly Pizza Time is on Wednesdays

  • Beautiful Office

    Amazing office in the Mission District of SF

  • Flexible Hours
  • 401(k) Contribution

    100% up to 4%

  • Health Insurance
  • Company Retreats

    Every year!

  • Workshops/Conferences

    Two conferences paid (travel, accommodations, etc)

  • Team Activities
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Social impact driven

    AI to benefit all of humanity

  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Visa Support
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Philanthropic Contributions
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Relocation
Our Team by the Numbers

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