Director, Corporate Engineering



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 7, 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 will collaborate in person 4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to different hubs. They are required to live within a commutable distance of their home hub of either New York City or San Francisco. Grammarly may provide relocation assistance.

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 for individuals, enterprises, and developers with 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 Director to join our Corporate Engineering team. This person will be responsible for leading and managing the Corporate Engineering function across Grammarly's global locations. They will strategize to empower key organizational objectives and create execution plans while collaborating with multiple stakeholders. They will create lasting systems to ensure operational excellence within the organization, including leading multiple workstreams for V0 and steady-state projects. Additionally, they will identify and drive company-wide initiatives to improve employee productivity (remote and in-hub technology experience), autonomy, and speed of execution. They will have a chance to support function-specific technology, such as Finance, Sales, Legal, and Productivity, minimizing duplication and maintenance while ensuring the best possible integrations.

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 Director of Corporate Engineering, you will:

  • Partner with multiple stakeholders (engineering, finance, marketing, workplace experience, etc.) to build cohesion and empower collaboration at Grammarly through exceptional customer support and enterprise technologies.
  • Foster a metrics-driven engineering and service culture focused on impact and the fastest path to value.
  • Navigate the high-ambiguity fast-paced organizational environment – evolve services, tools, and processes iteratively. Reassess the existing foundation and make informed decisions on whether keep it or rebuild it.
  • Own and direct a long-term technical roadmap that aligns with organizational business objectives, including a special focus on enabling remote and in-person productivity of every Grammarlian and our partners.
  • Hire and mentor your team members, helping them advance in their careers.
  • Further grow your organization – splitting into teams, establishing the separation of concerns, and building robust processes to achieve a high level of reliability, simplicity, and productivity.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person in either New York City or San Francisco, and potentially other hubs, 4 weeks per quarter.
  • Has experience leading cross-functional engineering efforts and influencing enterprise architecture owned by other teams.
  • Demonstrates a strong track record of building and leading productive engineering and support teams.
  • Has the analytical ability to systematically break down ambiguous problems and build an execution plan.
  • Puts the user first when reasoning about trade-offs.
  • Leads by example and sets the right context for decisions.
  • Is passionate about helping internal users be more productive by improving their business objectives technology more effectively every day.
  • Is deeply technical and derives satisfaction from helping their team accomplish audacious goals.
  • Cares deeply, not only about the work but also about how the work is accomplished.
  • Thrives in environments where it’s necessary to make decisions with incomplete information, and can change course when presented with new data.
  • Likes working at multiple levels of the technical stack.
  • Is curious and has a learning mindset.

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) matching (US only)
  • 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.

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The expected salary ranges for this New York City or San Francisco-based position are outlined below and may be modified in the future.

New York City/San Francisco:
Zone 1: $281,000 - $360,000/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.