Compliance Program Manager at OpenAI

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Compliance Program Manager
San Francisco, CA


About the Team

Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is at the foundation of OpenAI’s mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.  The GRC team provides security assurances and builds compliance for OpenAI’s technology, people, and products. We are technical in what we build but are operational in how we do our work, and are committed to supporting all products and research at OpenAI. Our team tenets include: prioritizing for impact; enabling sales, product, and research; preparing for future transformative technologies; and engaging a robust security and compliance culture.   


About the Role

As a Compliance Program Manager, you will be responsible for driving compliance operations optimizations forward and owning their outcomes. This will include building process implementations, creating documentation, and direct ownership of external audits for our organization. You will need to be an enthusiastic self-starter, diplomatic, reliable, optimization oriented, and capable of managing interpersonal dynamics well in high-pressure situations. You will be a part of a team of talented individuals who are just as passionate about supporting one another as they are about OpenAI’s mission. In this role you will do more than just manage audits end to end; you will help support and drive the business through building repeatable and scalable GRC processes across the organization, while consistently driving to reduce risks. 

We are looking for people who enjoy operating in a high accountability, high expectation environment where the goal is always to produce the best solution. Honesty, openness to new ideas, and willingness to accept and respond to feedback are critical. This position requires a combination of operations, project management, process optimization, and interpersonal skills with a focus on execution.

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:

  • Drive audits and GRC initiatives across OpenAI. 

  • Enable OpenAI’s business by prioritizing where to mitigate risks and build processes that reduce friction and enable the teams and/or projects you support to use their resources most effectively.

  • Partner with internal teams to scope projects and initiatives that move our key objectives forward. 

  • Automate away administrative burdens so you and the team can focus on the next most pressing / challenging operational priorities.

  • Leverage the collective knowledge of the team: learn and develop expertise to cover gaps, bolster important efforts and projects, internalize feedback, and take charge of your personal growth.

  • Build and improve the operational workflows for Compliance & Security across OpenAI. 

You might thrive in this role if you have:

  • Experience and expertise in at least one area GRC, security, or security-adjacent fields.

  • A robust understanding of security and privacy compliance and regulatory standards.

  • Excellent program management skills, with a track record of having delivered on complex initiatives in a fast-moving environment.

  • Experience leading third-party compliance audits.

  • Strong written communication and customer service skills with an ability to engage across all levels of internal and external leadership.

  • Ability to empathize and collaborate with colleagues, independently manage and run projects, and prioritize efforts for risk reduction.

  • Ability to learn new skills and technologies to deliver the most effective solutions, and break down technical work into pieces that you both understand and can re-articulate to others.

  • Strong attention to detail, including maintaining accurate records and diligently following through on open requests.

  • Experience operationalizing workflows to increase responsiveness with an eye toward continuous compliance and continuous process improvement. 

  • Experience developing and navigating technical and compliance documentation and contract language.

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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