Research Software Engineer, Data Quality (Post-training)

About the Team

Our team is responsible for training the ChatGPT models used by millions of users in both ChatGPT and the API.

About the Role

One of the most important parts of improving ChatGPT is building and training on high quality datasets. We are looking for engineers to help us build data pipelines and conduct research explorations related to data quality.

Ideal candidates should have a strong technical background and general knowledge. Given how coupled our data systems are with the underlying large language models, candidates should have familiarity with the quickly emerging LLM stack and experience in an applied Machine Learning setting.

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:

  • Build systems and pipelines for continually processing and filtering large amounts of data.
  • Train and run Machine Learning classifiers and embeddings on large amounts of data to sort and categorize by data quality and other attributes.
  • Work with researchers on dataset creation and dataset prep to kick off experiments.
  • Run experiments to gauge the impact of certain datasets on our models.

You might thrive in this role if you:

  • Have 3+ years of experience working with data-intensive applications or distributed systems and 6+ years of any software engineering experience (including data engineering).
  • Highly skilled with Python.
  • Ability to write, debug and optimize Spark code, and understanding of data orchestration and automation tools (e.g. Airflow).
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Large Language Models and related infrastructure (e.g. PyTorch)

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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