About the Team:
Our mission at OpenAI is to discover and enact the path to safe, beneficial AGI. To do this, we believe that many technical breakthroughs are needed in generative modeling, reinforcement learning, large scale optimization, active learning, among other topics.
The Research Platform team builds robust and scalable software to support our research efforts. It also offers core development services for mission critical goals and applications. In the Kernel team, we write Kernels for GPUs, we build a compiler to support important AI accelerators and we help with HW/SW co-design of future AI accelerators.
About the Role:
As a Research Engineer for GPU Kernels, you will write hi-performance kernels for the training and inference workloads. You will work with our internal and external customers to understand their needs and develop kernels that maximize performance. You will also work backwards from the capabilities of the GPUs to make model architectures amenable for efficient training and inference. If you are excited about maximizing HBM bandwidth, optimizing for instruction issue rate, shuffling within a warp, managing the precious register space and keeping the tensor cores at high utilization, this is the perfect opportunity!
This role is based in San Francisco, CA. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.
In this role, you will:
Develop high performance GPU kernels while paying close attention to utilization and application performance
Make aggressive optimizations that overcome hardware limitations
Develop low precision algorithms that deliver high performance with little loss of ML accuracy
Work with ML engineers to develop model architectures that are amenable for efficient training and inference
Work with our scaling team to deploy your kernels and manage our training uptime
Work with hardware vendors and advise on HW/SW co-design
You might thrive in this role if you:
Are a strong coder with excellent skills in C/C++ and Python
Have a deep understanding of GPU and/or other AI accelerators
Have good experience with CUDA or a related accelerator programming language
You have experience driving ML accuracy with low precision formats
You are able to actively collaborate with infrastructure and ML engineers
Have 3+ years of relevant industry experience
Get a great deal of satisfaction with every percentage point in performance improvement
These attributes are nice to have
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with a specialization in Computer Architecture, Parallel Computing. Compilers or other Systems
Participation in competitive programming competitions
Experience building compilers
Experience working with hardware developers
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)
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.
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 any other legally protected status.
For US Based Candidates: 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 this link.
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.