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We're hiring talented people in a variety of technical and nontechnical roles to join our team in San Francisco.
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OpenAI’s mission is to build safe AGI which benefits all of humanity, and we want people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our team includes various nationalities, ages, and socio­economic backgrounds.

We value potential as much as experience. Many of our top contributors had no deep learning experience prior to OpenAI. People learn the skills they need while also performing useful work along the way. Deep learning is a team sport, and we appreciate people who are exceptionally thoughtful and nice. Learn more about our hiring philosophy and recruiting process in our Interview Guide.

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Our cultural identity is continuously evolving. We believe new people can and should change how we operate and what we value.

  • Mission-driven. People at OpenAI care deeply about building AI in a way that benefits humanity.
  • Thoughtful. Building powerful technologies with the potential to impact society requires deep reflection and discussion.
  • Collaborative. Many of our biggest advances grew out of work done across multiple teams.
  • Goal-oriented. We move both quickly and deliberately to balance research and engineering objectives.
  • Growth mindset. We believe in the power of feedback and encourage a mindset of continuous learning and growth.


We want people to do their best work at OpenAI. Here are some of the benefits we provide to support this.

  • Health, dental, and vision for you and your family
  • Unlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks of vacation)
  • Competitive leave for new parents
  • Professional learning and development stipend
  • 401(k) plan
  • Catered lunch and dinner each day
  • Fully-stocked snack pantry
  • Flexible work hours


OpenAI team and their families at our July 2019 offsite.

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