Join OpenAI

We’re hiring talented people in a variety of roles across research, engineering, operations, people, finance, and policy to join our team in San Francisco.

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OpenAI’s mission is to build safe artificial general intelligence (AGI) which benefits all of humanity, and we require individuals with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. Our team comprises various nationalities, ages, and socio­economic backgrounds.

Core Values

  • Audacious
    We make big bets and are unafraid to go against established norms.
  • Thoughtful
    We thoroughly consider the consequences of our work and welcome heterogeneity of thought.
  • Unpretentious
    We're undeterred by the “boring work“ and not motivated to prove we have the best ideas.
  • Pragmatic & Impact-Driven
    We’re a company of builders who care deeply about real-world implications and applications.
  • Collaborative
    Many of our biggest advances grow out of work done across multiple teams.
  • Growth-oriented
    We believe in the power of feedback and encourage a mindset of continuous learning and growth.


Health & Wellness

  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
  • Mental healthcare service
  • Fertility treatment coverage

Life & Family

  • 401(k) with generous matching
  • 20-week paid parental leave
  • Life insurance (complimentary)
  • AD&D insurance (complimentary)
  • Short-term/long-term disability insurance (complimentary)
  • Optional buy-up life insurance

Culture & Development

  • Flexible work hours and unlimited paid time off (we encourage 4+ weeks per year)
  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • Regular team happy hours and outings
  • Daily catered lunch and dinner
  • Travel to domestic conferences

Open Positions

OpenAI Residency

OpenAI Residency is a six-month program that offers a pathway to a full-time role at OpenAI for researchers and engineers who don’t currently focus on artificial intelligence. Residents are compensated as fully salaried employees for the duration of the program.

Stay tuned for the next round; we will start accepting applications in the Spring of 2023.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe the development of general-purpose artificial intelligence that benefits all of humanity must be carried out with a knowledge of and respect for the different perspectives and experiences that represent the full spectrum of humanity.

Our investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion is ongoing, executed through a wide range of initiatives, owned by everyone across the company, and championed and supported by leadership. We take this work seriously and are committed to continuously improving our work in creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.

In addition to our dedication to creating an inclusive organization on the human level, OpenAI actively pursues technical work that is aimed at improving our understanding of, and ability to mitigate, harmful biases learned by AI systems, and supports conferences and groups involved in such work in the larger AI community.