Openai

Software Engineer, Product Development

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What Openai is looking for in applicants

About the Team

We focus on bringing OpenAI's technology to the world, and we recently launched OpenAI’s GPT-3 API.

About the Role

We are looking for a self-starter engineer who loves building new products in an iterative and fast-moving environment. In this role, you’ll work on making our API easy to apply to a wide variety of use cases. Our users include everyone from product managers and creatives to engineers and machine learning practitioners.
 
In this role you will:
  • Own the development of new customer-facing features and product experiences end-to-end
  • Talk to customers to understand their problems and design solutions to address them
  • Help shape the roadmap for our API and plan sprints to execute on that roadmap
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of engineers, researchers, designers, and operations folks
  • Build and maintain applications and libraries for future use
  • Optimize applications for speed and scale

Your background looks something like:

  • 4+ years of relevant engineering experience at tech and product-driven companies
  • Proficiency with JavaScript, React, and other web technologies
  • Proficiency with some backend language (we use Python)
  • Some experience with relational databases like Postgres/MySQL
  • Interest in AI/ML (direct experience not required)
  • Ability to move fast in an environment where things are sometimes loosely defined and may have competing priorities or deadlines

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

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.

Benefits and Perks
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Mental health and wellness support
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching 
  • Unlimited time off and 18+ company holidays per year 
  • Paid parental leave (20 weeks) and family-planning support
  • Annual learning & development stipend ($1,500 per year)
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or other legally protected statuses. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via accommodation@openai.com.

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