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Software Engineer, Back-End (Feature Foundations)



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2023

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, or Poland. Certain roles have specific location requirements to facilitate collaboration at a particular Grammarly hub.

All roles have an in-person component: Conditions permitting, teams meet 2–4 weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a workspace in Kraków. This flexible approach gives team members the best of both worlds: plenty of focus time along with in-person collaboration that fosters trust and unlocks creativity.

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in the United States or Canada, and they must be able to collaborate in person 2 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub(s) where the team is based.

The opportunity

Every day, tens of millions of people and 50,000 professional teams worldwide trust Grammarly’s AI and human expertise to help ideate, compose, revise, and comprehend communications. Our team members have the autonomy to take on exciting challenges in pursuit of our mission to improve lives by improving communication. Together, we’re building on more than a decade of steady growth and profitability. We’re defining the communication assistance category with our tailored service offerings: Grammarly Free, Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, and Grammarly for Education. Our latest product offering, GrammarlyGO, brings the power of generative AI to our users. It all begins with our team collaborating in an inclusive, values-driven, and learning-oriented environment.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Back-End Software Engineer to join our Enterprise Feature Foundations. This role will build platform capabilities and product features that help our largest enterprise customers. This role designs, builds and maintains services and infrastructure that other teams can use to build for business and enterprise customers as well as build product features for our enterprise tier.

Grammarly’s engineers and researchers have the freedom to innovate and uncover breakthroughs—and, in turn, influence our product roadmap. The complexity of our technical challenges is growing rapidly as we scale our interfaces, algorithms, and infrastructure. Read more about our stack or hear from our team on our technical blog.

Your impact

The enterprise focus area is one of the company's priorities in 2023. There will be many opportunities for growth and ownership as we move fast to build solutions for businesses and their team members.

As a Back-End engineer and member of this team, you will:

  • Start building and pushing code in your first week and ship impactful enterprise-focused features in your first few months.
  • Design, build and support foundational components for the Grammarly back-end ecosystem and integrate them into different services using cutting-edge Java-based technologies.
  • Learn how to build infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform.
  • Collaborate widely with internal teams across the globe to find optimal technical solutions for new problems.
  • Contribute to an engineering culture with a strong emphasis on documentation, testing, metrics, and user experience.
  • Evaluate the systems and technology in place today while proposing systems and architecture that can scale in the future.
  • Sometimes, contribute to the various code bases to address dependencies, using TS/JS, C#, Swift.
  • Help mentor new hires.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person 2 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Has 5+ years of experience working in a highly scalable consumer product or enterprise SaaS environment.
  • Write correct, concise, readable, and extendable code that leverages your knowledge of CS fundamentals, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Has solid knowledge of Java and has used it to build microsystems running in the cloud. Experience with AWS and Terraform is a plus.
  • Has experience building, deploying, and debugging production systems at scale.
  • Has practical experience with various database technologies and doing data migrations in production environments.
  • Is curious or has experience in TypeScript, React, C#, Swift or other programming languages and technologies.
  • Cares about the end user experience and strives to ensure high quality.

In this role you will also have the opportunity to develop in multiple technology stacks - and we particularly encourage product-focused engineers who have experience in front-end development or data insights. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be cross-trained in these areas, in addition to their core competency in back-end microservice development.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We believe that autonomy and trust are key to empowering our team members to do their best, most innovative work in a way that aligns with their interests, talents, and well-being. We support professional development and advancement with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds a product that helps people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. Our remote-first hybrid model enables a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER (ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable) values. We work to foster belonging among team members in a variety of ways. This includes our employee resource groups, Grammarly Circles, which promote connection among those with shared identities, such as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ team members, women, and parents. We also celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific programs.

Compensation and benefits

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package encompassing the following and more:

  • Excellent health care (including a wide range of medical, dental, vision, mental health, and fertility benefits)
  • Disability and life insurance options
  • 401(k) and RRSP matching
  • Paid parental leave
  • Twenty days of paid time off per year, eleven days of paid holidays per year, and unlimited sick days
  • Home office stipends
  • Caregiver and pet care stipends
  • Wellness stipends
  • Admission discounts
  • Learning and development opportunities

Grammarly takes a market-based approach to compensation, which means base pay may vary depending on your location. Our US and Canada locations are categorized into compensation zones based on each geographic region’s cost of labor index. For more information about our compensation zones and locations where we currently support employment, please refer to this page. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this position are outlined below by compensation zone and may be modified in the future.

United States:
Zone 1: $183,000 – $253,000/year (USD)
Zone 2: $165,000 – $228,000/year (USD)
Zone 3: $156,000 – $215,000/year (USD)
Zone 4: $146,000 – $202,000/year (USD)
Zone 1: $145,000 – $182,000/year (CAD)
Zone 2: $123,000 – $155,000/year (CAD)

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US federal E-Verify program (US). We also abide by the Employment Equity Act (Canada).

Please note that EEOC is optional and specific to US-based candidates.




All team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.