Network Engineer

About the Team

You’ll join the team responsible for scaling out the compute fleet that supports the models for ChatGPT and the API. The systems we support include GPU clusters, datacenter networking, hardware health, Infiniband performance, node lifecycle, and more. 

 About the Role

The ML compute team builds and maintains infrastructure abstractions allowing OpenAI to run models at scale.

This role is based in San Francisco, CA. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Design and build datacenter network architectures to power scalable, reliable, and performant GPU clusters 
  • Work with our software and hardware teams to help architect future generations of the networking stack 
  • Partner with our vendors to optimize network buildout and operational processes 
  • Ensure our infrastructure can scale to the next order of magnitude
  • Help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture that makes all feel welcome while enabling radical candor and the challenging of group think 

You might thrive in this role if you: 

  • Have 5+ years working with datacenter networking
  • Have deep knowledge of optical ethernet technologies 
  • Are experienced working with multiple vendors in different networking environments
  • Have experience with network devices from one of: Juniper, Cisco, Arista, or Broadcom. 
  • Take pride in building and operating scalable, reliable, secure systems
  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and rapid change

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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