Software Engineer, Machine Learning (Grammarly for Developers)



Software Engineering
Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 4, 2022

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, or Portugal. 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 rely on Grammarly’s AI-enabled communication assistance to help them communicate confidently and achieve their goals. 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 for individuals, enterprises, and developers with tailored service offerings: Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, Grammarly for Education, and Grammarly for Developers. All of this begins with our team collaborating in an inclusive, values-driven, and learning-oriented environment.

Until now, our product has provided a largely uniform, identical experience to all its users. As we strive to define and advance the communication-assistant market, it’s become essential for our product to deliver a context-aware and personalized experience to every user. This requires understanding users’ intent, style, and communication preferences. Similarly, the Text Editor software development kit, Grammarly’s first developer offering, will provide contextually personalized experiences tailored to the app's communication use case and further empower our partners.

We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer specializing in recommendation, relevance, or personalization to build these capabilities. This person will apply ML to solve new and challenging problems, as well as build the infrastructure and systems to operate solutions effectively at scale. This will involve working on a highly cross-functional team, in close partnership with Analytical Linguists, Computational Linguists, Data Scientists, and more.

Grammarly’s engineers, researchers, and ML practitioners have the freedom to innovate and uncover breakthroughs—and, in turn, influence our product roadmap. They will have the chance to broaden and deepen their skills in machine learning and deep learning. Read more about our stack or hear from our team on our technical blog.

Your impact

As a Machine Learning Engineer specializing in personalization, you will have a significant customer-facing impact, including defining the personalized customer experience and working closely with Grammarly for Developers partners. Personalization is a top strategic goal for Grammarly. Most of the problems we’re tackling haven’t been solved before, which provides the opportunity for creative and innovative problem-solving.

In this role, you will:

  • Build scalable end-to-end machine learning solutions to tackle customer challenges.
  • Promote excellence and best practices across the Machine Learning team with regards to research, implementation, tooling, and system design.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to ship new features across our many interfaces.
  • Effectively communicate technical machine learning results in a business context where most people are not machine learning experts.
  • Explore novel techniques to address previously unsolved problems.

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.
  • Understands traditional machine learning algorithms and state-of-the-art techniques, including deep learning and how to use it effectively in practice.
  • Is familiar with recommendation, relevance, or personalization and its application in the industry.
  • Has an awareness of modern NLP techniques.
  • Is comfortable reading academic papers and can take interesting ideas and apply them.
  • Understands data structures and algorithms at a level sufficient to write performant code when working with large datasets or large incoming data streams.
  • Has 6+ years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages.

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: $271,000 - $370,000/year (USD)
Zone 2: $244,000 – $333,000/year (USD)
Zone 3: $230,000 – $315,000/year (USD)
Zone 4: $217,000 – $296,000/year (USD)
Zone 1: 224,000 – 330,000/year (CAD)
Zone 2: 190,000 – 281,000year (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.


Please note that Grammarly’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires that all team members in North America be vaccinated against COVID-19 to meet in person for Grammarly business or to work from a North America hub location. Qualified candidates in North America who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief may request a reasonable accommodation to this policy. In Europe, all team members meeting in person for official Grammarly business or working from a hub location are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.