Senior Software Engineer, Supercomputing

San Francisco
Join us in building some of the largest AI supercomputing clusters in the world! You will manage and scale the company's supercomputers (powered by Kubernetes), build our research platform, and work on cross-functional projects to accelerate progress at the cutting-edge of AI research. This work involves a wide range of tasks, from writing high performance Imagenet models, to tracking down ARP table overflows in a fleet with thousands of servers. See our recent blog post ( to get a sense of what kind of challenges we solve in our day-to-day work.

We believe that increasing compute is a huge lever to AI progress. You will have a direct impact on our ability to grow to unprecedented scale and likewise produce unprecedented results.

We look for a track record of the following

    • Experience designing, implementing, and running production services
    • Comfort managing and monitoring large-scale infrastructure deployments
    • Willingness to debug problems across the stack, such as networking issues, performance problems, or memory leaks

You might be a good fit if you

    • Know your way around a Unix shell
    • 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

    • In this role, you will work closely with and directly accelerate machine learning researchers, but don't need to be a machine learning expert yourself. We value people who can quickly obtain deep technical understanding of new domains, and enjoy being self-directed and identifying the most important problems to solve. Experience with high-performance computing, or open-source contributions are a bonus.


    • Supercomputing

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.

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