OpenAI is hiring a

Member of Technical Staff (Special Projects)

San Francisco, United States

OpenAI’s mission is to build safe AI, and ensure AI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible. We are building a team of researchers and engineers to make the defining breakthroughs in machine learning.

We care about what people will accomplish here much more than what they've already done: for any of our hiring criteria, demonstration of exceptional motivation and potential can overcome a lack of experience. We value personal development; we hire curious, highly-motivated individuals who look to grow in areas where they have not yet achieved mastery.

Our impact is greater than just publishing research papers. We build working systems. We try to empower and strengthen the AI research community, and collaborate freely. We publish our techniques, tools, and methods, and try to find creative approaches for how to improve the progress and impact of ML research.

For the special projects role, we are seeking a creative machine learning specialist to establish and ultimately lead one of our special projects efforts. Extensive experience and accomplishment in deep and reinforcement learning are recommended but are not an absolute requirement. We look for some combination of:

- High creativity and productivity
- Depth and breadth of knowledge in the field
- Track record of high-impact publications in deep learning or closely-related fields
- Ability to implement and scale up state of the art and/or unproven algorithms

In all cases, it is extremely important to have specific concrete ideas or research programs for attacking one of the special projects.