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Senior/Lead Search Engineer Description

Job #: 86111
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.

You can work remotely or join one of our offices, which are located in Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Gdansk and Katowice.

The remote option applies only to the Candidates who will be working from any location in Poland.


We are currently looking for Senior / Lead Search Engineer to join Data & Analytics team and work with EPAM strategic clients on on various implementations of Search systems working with different business domains such as (publishing, enterprise search, e-commerce and others. We are supporting Employment Contract or B2B, depending on your preferences.

As a bonus, you might join Search Competency Centre and contribute to different company-wide activities such as R&D, internal and external trainings and information retrieval conference participation.


  • Building and engineering information retrieval systems based on different technologies, such as Elasticsearch, OpenSearch, Apache Solr and others
  • You will work on integrating different structured and non-structured data sources such as RDBMS, REST HTTP API, flat files, Streams, commercial systems
  • You will need to write highly optimized and efficient code for ETLs, query processing and even might have a chance on building semantic layer on top of those systems (NLP based questions, chatbots, virtual advisors)
  • You will have an opportunity to troubleshoot various performance and scalability problems and should be able to work in a Data engineering environment


  • 4+ years of different backend experience (any of Java, C#, Python)
  • 1+ years of experience building and working on search systems based on Elasticsearch, Solr, Coveo, Vespa and others
  • Understanding of query lifecycles, ingestion of the data. Knowledge of different built-in capabilities of those engines

Nice to have

  • Understanding of the cluster sizing, how to write custom plugins for Solr & Elasticsearch
  • Experience working with ETL tools such as Logstash, Talend, AWS Glue or similar
  • Ability to solve NLP tasks such as NER, summarisation, similarity and others working with technologies such as spacy, nltk, word2vec, transformers, OpenNLP, etc
  • Experience in different business domains (e-commerce, publishing, finance)
  • Leadership experience

We offer

  • Team & working conditions:
    • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment
    • Engineering community of industry’s professionals
    • Flexible schedule and opportunity to work remotely
    • Relocation within our offices
    • Corporate and social events
    • Benefits package (health insurance, multisport, shopping vouchers)
  • Stable income:
    • Employment Contract or B2B
    • Regular assessments and salary reviews
    • Participation in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan
    • Referral bonuses
  • Career development:
    • Innovative solutions delivery and engineering excellence
    • Outstanding career roadmap
    • Leadership development, career advising, soft skills and well-being programs
    • Certification (GCP, Azure, AWS)
    • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, Get Abstract, O’Reilly, Cloud Guru
    • Language classes on English and Polish for foreigners
  • Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted


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