GenAI Lead Prompt Engineer

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This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role:

3M is seeking a dynamic and experienced GenAI to join our team. you will be responsible for designing and developing prompt engineering strategies and techniques to optimize the performance and output of our GenAI models. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Natural Language Processing (NLP), expertise in prompt engineering, and a passion for pushing the boundaries of AI technology. As a leader, you will possess leadership qualities to drive innovation and excellence in prompt generation processes.

As a GenAI Lead Prompt Engineer, You Will Have The Opportunity To Tap Into Your Curiosity And Collaborate With Some Of The Most Innovative And Diverse People Around The World. Here, You Will Make An Impact By

  • Leading the design and development of prompt engineering strategies and techniques to optimize the performance and output of our GenAI models.
  • Implementing cutting-edge NLP techniques and prompt engineering methodologies to enhance the capabilities and efficiency of our GenAI models.
  • Determining the most effective prompt generation processes and approaches to drive innovation and excellence in the field of AI technology.
  • Supporting the team by providing guidance, mentorship, and technical expertise in prompt engineering, NLP, and AI technology.

By taking on this role, you will play a crucial part in driving the success of our organization’s GenAI initiatives and contribute to pushing the boundaries of AI technology in the field of Natural Language Processing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of advanced prompt generation algorithms for the GenAI platform.
  • Collaborate with AI researchers and developers to enhance prompt engineering techniques.
  • Optimize prompt strategies to improve model performance and efficiency.
  • Mentor and guide junior prompt engineers in best practices and methodologies.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in AI prompt engineering to drive continuous improvement.
  • Lead the development of Prompt Engineering Literacy program.

Your Skills And Expertise:

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Eight (8) years of experience in software development in Python or Java in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field from an accredited institution
  • Previous experience in AI prompt engineering at a large manufacturing company.
  • Proven experience in AI prompt engineering, preferably within the GenAI domain.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in AI development.
  • 5+ years of Data Analysis experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Degree or prior experience in linguistics.
  • Deep understanding of NLP, LLM, and ML.
  • Strong background in AI technologies and machine learning algorithms.
  • Leadership skills to guide a team of prompt engineers effectively.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and a passion for innovation in AI prompt generation.

Work location:

  • Hybrid Eligible (Job Duties allow for some remote work but require travel to Maplewood, MN at least 2 days per week)

Travel: May include up to 10% International

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being:

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

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Applicable to US Applicants Only:The expected compensation range for this position is $177,961 – $217,508, which includes base pay plus variable incentive pay, if eligible. This range represents a good faith estimate for this position. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant knowledge, training, skills, work location, and/or experience. In addition, this position may be eligible for a range of benefits (e.g., Medical, Dental & Vision, Health Savings Accounts, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Paid Absences and Retirement Benefits, etc.). Additional information is available at:

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