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Develop safe, beneficial AI systems

We’re looking for curious minds from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

AI must be advanced with knowledge of and respect for humanity’s full spectrum of experiences and perspectives.

AGI focus
We are committed to building safe, beneficial AGI that will have a massive positive impact on humanity's future.

Anything that doesn’t help with that is out of scope.

Intense and scrappy
Building something exceptional requires hard work (often on unglamorous stuff) and urgency; everything (that we choose to do) is important.

Be unpretentious and do what works; find the best ideas wherever they come from.

We believe that scale—in our models, our systems, ourselves, our processes, and our ambitions—is magic. When in doubt, scale it up.

Make something people love
Our technology and products should have a transformatively positive effect on people’s lives.

Team spirit
Our biggest advances, and differentiation, come from effective collaboration in and across teams. Although our teams have increasingly different identities and priorities, the overall purpose and goals have to remain perfectly aligned.

Nothing is someone else’s problem.

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Well-being centers everyday life. Our benefits package provides comprehensive support as you handle what matters today and confidently plan for your future.

For employees
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • Mental healthcare support and services

  • Commuter benefits

  • 401(k) with generous matching

  • Domestic conference budget for each employee

Life & family
  • Flexible working hours

  • 20 weeks paid parental leave

  • Life and AD&D insurance

  • Fertility treatment and family planning coverage

  • Flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care

Culture & development
  • Annual learning & development stipend

  • Employee resource groups

  • Team-driven celebrations and events

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Freshly baked cookies

Featured roles

We’re always seeking talented individuals to join our team.

OpenAI Residency

OpenAI Residency is a six-month program which offers a pathway to a full-time role at OpenAI for researchers and engineers who don’t currently focus on artificial intelligence.

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“My colleagues recognize the importance of what they’re building and genuinely care about the outcomes in ways that surpass previous technological breakthroughs.”
Anna Makanju, Public Policy at OpenAI

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