Software Engineer, Internal Business Tools

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What Openai is looking for in applicants

About the team

OpenAI's ambitious mission is dependent on tight collaboration between our research, engineering, and business teams. 

Our business teams are comprised of various functions, including Strategic/Technical Finance, HR, Recruiting, Legal, and Operations. We are always seeking ways to build and scale our processes and data across the company that allow us to make significant progress on the path to AGI.

About the role

In this role, you'll act as a full-stack engineer to help us develop unique, functional tools and systems that will help automate and streamline business-critical work. You'll do this by leveraging existing frameworks, infrastructure, and the OpenAI API and creating novel solutions from the ground up.

Developers and customers worldwide use our API to build incredible ML-powered tools, services, and solutions that help people grow their creativity and extend their productivity.

We think the best way to see the potential and magic of this is to try it yourself. You can create a free account and try our API here.

As a critical member of our Business organization, you'll partner with various leaders, including our COO and VP of People. You will be a part of our Partnership Research team. 

In addition, you'll:

  • Build functional tools to support various needs, such as internal chatbots, web apps, API hooks, and web scrapers.
  • Build out integrations with systems and APIs we use across the organization.
  • Help answer technical questions from our teams when onboarding new technology solutions.
  • Prototype new and creative ways we can utilize our API internally.

You might thrive in this role if you:

  • Are proficient in Javascript and Python.
  • Have deep experience working with APIs, particularly the OpenAI API.
  • Build tools to accelerate and operationalize workflows, and know when off-the-shelf solutions will not do.
  • Have a strong record of building custom apps or tools based on the needs of a business.
  • Enjoy rapidly prototyping ideas of your own volition and seeing them through to reality.
  • Own problems end-to-end and are willing to pick up whatever knowledge you're missing to get the job done.
  • Can identify technical pain points in our systems and can lead others to appropriate corrective action
  • Feel excited to collaborate and learn with technical and non-technical teams, including our ML and platform engineers.
  • Have a humble attitude, an eagerness to help others, and a desire to do whatever it takes to make both your teams succeed.
  • Are adept at context switching and working on multiple projects at once, ruthlessly prioritizing and finding efficiency gains.
  • Have impeccable personal integrity and sound, accurate judgment

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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