Research Engineer, Acceleration

San Francisco, CA

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Discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence

Posted 8 months ago

The Research Engineer role is responsible for building AI systems that can perform previously impossible tasks or achieve unprecedented levels of performance. This requires good engineering (for example: designing, implementing, and optimizing state-of-the-art AI models), writing bug-free machine learning code (surprisingly difficult!), and building the science behind the algorithms employed. In all the projects this role pursues, the ultimate goal is to push the field forward. The Acceleration team works on developing new deep learning architectures and optimization techniques that improve training efficiency, and builds highly optimized deep learning models. For example, we recently published our work on a novel approach to sparse attention (

You might be a good fit if you

    • Love performance optimization and implementing high performance AI models
    • Have contributed to an AI framework such as PyTorch or Tensorflow; or have experience writing code for GPUs such as CUDA/OpenCL kernels
    • Are self-directed and enjoy figuring out the most important problem to work on
    • Own problems end-to-end, and are willing to pick up whatever knowledge you're missing to get the job done


    • Acceleration
  About OpenAIWe’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. BenefitsHealth, dental, and vision insurance for you and your familyUnlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks per year)Parental leaveFlexible work hoursLunch and dinner each day401(k) plan
Job tags: AGI AI Deep Learning Engineering Machine Learning PyTorch Research TensorFlow