Security Engineer, Platform Security

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What Openai is looking for in applicants

About the Team

Security is at the foundation of OpenAI’s mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.  

The Security team protects OpenAI’s technology, people, and products. We are technical in what we build but are operational in how we do our work, and are committed to supporting all products and research at OpenAI. Our Security team tenets include: prioritizing for impact, enabling researchers, preparing for future transformative technologies, and engaging a robust security culture.   

About the Role

As a Security Engineer, you will join OpenAI engineers and researchers in building, operating and securing transformational AI technologies. The ideal candidate will have deep experience in at least one security engineering discipline but is motivated to contribute as a generalist. In this role, you will:

  • Drive projects in all major security verticals including: AppSec, InfraSec, OffSec and Detection and Response
  • Innovate to solve novel security problems 
  • Collaborate on cutting-edge AI research, and use AI to improve OpenAI’s Security posture 

You’ll make an impact at OpenAI by:

  • Empowering OpenAI's AI researchers and developers to do their best work securely.
  • Auditing attack surface to document and mitigate risk.
  • Implementing practical security controls in our computing environments informed by a threat model.
  • Thinking like an attacker and building like a defender. 

You may be a fit for this role if you have:

  • Experience in security or a security-adjacent field. We are open to junior, mid-level and senior candidates as we are recruiting multiple Security Engineers to join the team.
  • Experience with public cloud providers (e.g. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure) and a desire to become an expert at protecting Azure and our Kubernetes infrastructure.
  • Proficiency with deployment tooling (Terraform, Buildkite, etc.) and security automation.
  • Knowledge of modern adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Proficiency in programming (Python, Golang)
  • Ability to empathize and collaborate with colleagues, independently manage and run projects, and prioritize efforts for risk reduction.

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

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