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Lead Software Engineer (Python, GenAI, LLM) Hyderabad, India

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Lead Software Engineer (Python, GenAI, LLM) Description

EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

We are seeking a skilled Lead Software Engineer to join our team and lead a project focused on developing GenAI applications using Large Language Models (LLMs) and Python programming.

In this role, you will be responsible for designing and optimizing Al-generated text prompts to maximize effectiveness for various applications. You will also collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of optimized prompts into the overall product or system. Your expertise in prompt engineering principles and techniques will allow you to guide models to desired outcomes and evaluate prompt performance to identify areas for optimization and iteration.



  • Design, develop, test and refine AI-generated text prompts to maximize effectiveness for various applications
  • Ensure seamless integration of optimized prompts into the overall product or system
  • Rigorously evaluate prompt performance using metrics and user feedback
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and ensure prompts align with business goals and user needs
  • Document prompt engineering processes and outcomes, educate teams on prompt best practices and keep updated on the latest AI advancements to bring innovative solutions to the project


  • 7 to 12 years of relevant professional experience  
  • Expertise in Python programming including experience with Al/machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Langchain, MLflow, Promtflow
  • 2-5 years of working knowledge of NLP and LLMs like BERT, GPT-3/4, T5, etc. Knowledge of how these models work and how to fine-tune them
  • Expertise in prompt engineering principles and techniques like chain of thought, in-context learning, tree of thought, etc
  • Knowledge of retrieval augmented generation (RAG)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think critically and troubleshoot issues
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in English at a B2+ level  for collaborating across teams, explaining technical concepts, and documenting work outcomes

We offer

  • Opportunity to work on technical challenges that may impact across geographies
  • Vast opportunities for self-development: online university, knowledge sharing opportunities globally, learning opportunities through external certifications
  • Opportunity to share your ideas on international platforms
  • Sponsored Tech Talks & Hackathons
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Possibility to relocate to any EPAM office for short and long-term projects
  • Focused individual development
  • Benefit package:
    • Health benefits
    • Retirement benefits
    • Paid time off
    • Flexible benefits
  • Forums to explore beyond work passion (CSR, photography, painting, sports, etc.)