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Analytical Linguist, Language Research



Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 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 an Analytical Linguist to join our Language Research team. We use a combination of AI technologies, including machine learning and generative AI, to drive our high-quality writing feedback. Analytical Linguists are essential in ensuring that our communication features provide high-quality and actionable suggestions to our users. In this role, Analytical Linguists define the expected behavior of our product features drawing from research and data analysis, curate datasets, iteratively evaluate output quality and develop generative AI capabilities.

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

As an Analytical Linguist on our Language Research team, you will:

  • Research a wide range of linguistic and communication issues including different modes, genres, and styles of writing.
  • Analyze user feedback to improve our product offering and identify linguistic solutions to user problems.
  • Curate datasets and perform quality evaluations, which may entail designing annotation guidelines, conducting quality control, and generating synthetic data.
  • Stay current with rapidly evolving trends and approaches in NLP and practical generative AI techniques, adapting quickly and balancing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Leverage existing NLP technologies and AI solutions, including LLMs, to develop communication assistance features.
  • Collaborate with globally distributed teams of software engineers, applied research scientists, computational linguists, user experience researchers, content designers, and product managers on complex solutions to natural language processing tasks.
  • Work with, develop, and improve scripts to process data associated with our generative AI and annotation needs.

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 at least a bachelor’s degree in linguistics.
  • Is a fantastic collaborator and communicator who enjoys spending time with data, linguistic annotation, and evaluation.
  • Speaks and writes English fluently and has an excellent grasp of English grammar and communication.
  • Is positive, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Has at least 1 year of industry experience as an analytical linguist or related role.
  • Is proficient with scripting languages (preferably Python) in a Linux environment.
  • Has experience with research processes and qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Has worked with and developed annotated corpora, including crowdsourcing and/or vendor management.

Bonus points for:

  • At least 2 years of industry experience as an analytical linguist or parallel role.
  • Experience with the product development lifecycle, research processes, and qualitative and quantitative approaches.
  • Experience with crowdsourcing and/or vendor management.

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.

The expected salary ranges for this position are outlined below by compensation zone and may be modified in the future.

United States:
Zone 1: $138,000 – 169,000/year (USD)
Zone 2: $124,000 – 152,000/year (USD)
Zone 3: $117,000 – 144,000/year (USD)
Zone 4: $110,000 – 135,000/year (USD)

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.