Join OpenAI

We're hiring talented people in a variety of technical and nontechnical roles to join our team in San Francisco.
Join OpenAI

We believe that unreasonably great results are best delivered by a highly creative, diverse group of humans working in concert.

OpenAI’s mission is to build safe AGI which benefits humanity, and we want our team to be representative of the world. Our team includes people of 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 about our hiring philosophy and process in our Interview Guide.

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If you want to do software engineering, such as building our infrastructure, improving our robotics interfaces, or writing our Dota pipeline, no machine learning experience is required. Apply for our technical open positions.


If you want to get into deep learning, check out our Fellows, Interns, and Scholars programs. We are looking for people who want to learn to become core ML contributors within 6–18 months and we structure your work so you do useful work at every step while growing in ML.


If you are already in deep learning, apply for our Research Engineer or Research Scientist positions.


Our culture is always evolving, and we believe new people can and should change how we operate and what we value. A few recurring themes stand out:

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



  • 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
  • Flexible work hours

Open Positions

    We will not be hiring for summer internships in 2020, but will continue to run our Fellows and Scholars programs. If you’re interested in staying in touch with us for future opportunities, please join our recruiting mailing list. We may consider reopening our internship program in the near future; stay tuned!