HR Business Partner for Research Teams
Posted on 3/28/2023

51-200 employees

AI research and deployment company
Company Overview
OpenAI's mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. OpenAI's mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—by which they mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work—benefits all of humanity.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
People & HR
  • HR business partner experience; especially coming from a technical, academic, ML background
  • Love of learning
  • Intense curiosity
  • Healthy ambition
  • Design thinking and problem-solving
  • Clarity, approachability, and precision in communication
  • Enjoy solving challenging problems. When there isn't a clear solution, you take the time to understand the root complexities of a problem and work to find a holistic solution
  • Care about how things happen. The how is as important as the why. You easily ascertain how things ended up where they are and effectively plan and execute how to move forward. You believe in and trust the process
  • Create innovative solutions. You understand the value of innovation and use it to great effect, where needed and when appropriate
  • Care about the human. Everything we do is in service to making OpenAI a great place to work for our colleagues. When we need to make decisions, we start with the human impact and prioritize making that impact and experience as wonderful as possible
  • Want to make something really great. The bar is high, but so too, is the opportunity
  • We are seeking an experienced, kind, and thorough HR Business Partner to embed and work with our Research teams, which explore, hypothesize, and test the many uncharted pathways toward AGI
  • In this role, you will nurture, coach, and develop your colleagues, focusing on both macro- and micro-development (i.e. everything from up-leveling to 2% up-skilling) to ensure they are performing to the best of their ability in healthy, scalable ways. This will take on myriad forms, from direct 1-to-1 working relationships, to multi-year strategic planning with Research leadership, to resolving complex and difficult employee relations issues
  • Rather than pushing obtuse business metrics, your practice is grounded in employee advocacy and looking for holistic solutions that meet folks where they are at any given moment while simultaneously moving the business toward meaningful results. You default to a growth mindset to ask probing questions and provide nuanced feedback which in turn allow you to build strong, open, and trusting relationships
  • This role will also work with the broader HR team to achieve and support ongoing organization-wide objectives (e.g. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Learning & Development; etc.) and act as a trusted liaison between the Research and HR teams
  • This role is based in our San Francisco HQ. We offer relocation support to new employees