Data Engineer

San Francisco

Full Time
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Posted 1 month ago

We’re looking for a Data Engineer to work on the Multimodal team’s pipeline to gather data and to supply it in flexible and efficient ways to train our models. In this role, you’ll work with very large amounts of image, text, audio, and video data, with a particular focus on tracking whether data in these different forms are likely to have related semantic content. You’ll also work with the team to curate evaluation datasets to measure model performance across these different modalities.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Own and architect our team’s data pipeline. This includes finding appropriate data sources, scraping data, filtering, post-processing, de-duplicating, and versioning. It also means working with researchers to turn messy and quickly changing prototypes into robust scalable systems.
  • Think about how we can store, process, and load massive amounts of data efficiently, and how we can take advantage of relationships between the data. We’re looking to develop an increasingly rich graph of the way our data interconnects. These links already form the basis of projects like Jukebox, CLIP, and DALL-E, and we’ll want to build increasingly general versions of this. 
  • Develop and maintain evaluations to measure the effectiveness of our training data. This includes measuring the capabilities of our models on a variety of tasks and domains.
  • Work with the team to understand their data and evaluation needs and develop tools that make it easy for individuals to contribute and consume data.
  • Work with researchers to improve data quality as measured on downstream evals (e.g. zero-shot performance, generative capability, safer behavior on bias evals, …).

You might like this role if you:

  • Like to take ownership while working with others to understand their needs.
  • Enjoy iterating quickly with research prototypes.
  • Enjoy building tooling that is easy to use and extensible.
  • Thrive in a research environment where solutions are non-obvious and require deep thinking, creativity, and autonomy.
  • Are excited to work with massive amounts of data and the resulting challenges (storage, processing, ...)
About OpenAI
We’re building safe Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), and ensuring it leads to a good outcome for humans. We believe that unreasonably great results are best delivered by a highly creative group working in concert. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations via
- Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family - Unlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks per year) - Parental leave - Flexible work hours - Lunch and dinner each day - 401(k) plan with matching
Job tags: AGI Research
Job region(s): North America
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