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Research Program Manager, Research Platform

Technical Program Management - San Francisco

About the Team

The Research Platform team is responsible for streamlining the development and integration of ongoing training and research efforts for our ChatGPT, API, and frontier model runs. This team plays a crucial role in driving critical model development programs, synthesizing research from multiple teams, and ensuring new advancements are effectively implemented against ambitious targets.

About the Role

As a Research Program Manager (RPM), you will be responsible for critical tasks ranging from driving product-aligned research to overseeing the quality of human data campaigns. Acting as the connective tissue to enhance the deployment of model capabilities, you will create and execute a roadmap for your team to ensure that our top priorities are resourced while taking advantage of new opportunities to make basic research discoveries. Your primary focus will be to ensure our models remain cutting-edge and our research development efforts are agile, informed, and transformed into products people love.

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:

  • Drive research initiatives and execute complex projects

  • Act as the connective tissue to enhance model capability deployment.

  • Create and execute a compute roadmap for your team.

  • Ensure top priorities are resourced and leverage new research opportunities.


You might thrive in this role if you:

  • Possess an advanced degree in a hard science, with a PhD being advantageous, or have a demonstrated track record of engineering expertise.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as the go-to person solely responsible for driving and delivering complex projects.

  • Have an extensive track record of successfully delivering high-profile, technical projects against tight deadlines.

  • Are technically adept and have effectively partnered with engineering or fundamental research teams of the highest caliber.

  • Expertise in designing and implementing simple, scalable processes that solve complex problems.

  • Are relentlessly resourceful and thrive in ambiguous, fast-paced environments.

  • Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Are interested in and thoughtful about the impacts of AGI.

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. 

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.

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$270K – $340K