OpenAI, which debuted ChatGPT last year, is constantly looking for more employees. One of the OpenAI leaders has given a thorough overview of the positions that are open as well as the qualifications needed for each. According to the official corporate listing, those who are knowledgeable about coding, machine learning, and other topics may earn up to Rs 3.7 crore per year in pay. Here’s everything we know so far.
On a recent episode of “The 80,000 Hours Podcast,” Jan Leike, who is presently the Head of Superalignment at OpenAI, mentioned that there are a number of research-focused positions open right now. The organization, according to Leike, is seeking to hire a number of research managers, engineers, and scientists. “Before the end of the year, I predict there will be at least ten. Then perhaps much more in the years that followed,” he remarked.
When discussing the qualities of a strong candidate, Leike stated that the applicant should be proficient in coding, knowledgeable about machine learning, and have a track record of using critical thinking. Even if they are amazing, these traits just make up a portion of the puzzle. Leike added that there is also a need for a sincere commitment to enhancing artificial intelligence’s (AI) safety.
Research engineers will be held accountable for planning and carrying out complex experiments for safety research inside the OpenAI super alignment team. It’s interesting that this position will pay an enormous yearly salary, ranging from $245,000 (about Rs 2 crore) to $450,000 (about Rs 3.7 crore). On the careers page of OpenAI, people can learn more about additional remuneration benefits.
Although the pay for the other roles we mentioned above is unidentified, it should be high. A research engineer’s duties would include writing code for machine learning training, expertly managing experimental datasets, and debugging problems as they arise. Leike disputed the conventional criteria of entrance by claiming that these positions do not require a background in AI safety or a Ph.D. in machine learning. Leike noted that the company is looking for applicants who can create machine learning models effectively. Leike emphasized that both research scientists and engineers must possess “a lot of critical thinking, asking important questions, and being very curious about the world and the technology that we’re building.”
The salary range for candidates for the post of research manager, who will be in charge of the research scientists and engineers, is between $420,000 and $500,000 a year (approximately Rs 3.4 crore to Rs 4.1 crore). The ideal candidate for this position will have both management experience and machine learning expertise. The candidate has to have previous experience managing a research team at a machine learning firm, working on significant language model projects, and other related tasks.