Software Engineer, Windows (Grammarly for Developers)



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 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 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.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Software Engineer to join our Grammarly for Developers engineering group. This team is responsible for building several tracks of innovative user-facing product features that further empower our partners. Modern AI enables nearly magical capabilities for communication assistance. Our goal is to bring all that magic into the real-life situations our users face every day. Our code works right where our users write in every instance of text editing powered by Grammarly. We invite you to help us build these smart capabilities in our flagship client app: Grammarly’s Windows desktop client. This app is one of our biggest bets, it is already awesome, and you will help us make it absolutely outstanding.

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 a Software Engineer on the Grammarly for Developers team at Grammarly, you will build new user-facing features on our Windows desktop client.

In this role, you will:

  • Design, build, and ship major user-facing features in collaboration with our Engineering, Product, and Design teams.
  • Develop features from early-stage prototypes to metrics-driven iterations to successful launches.
  • Collaborate with other client teams across platforms to ensure consistency across Grammarly’s product offerings.
  • Maintain excellent application performance and code quality by applying engineering best practices and thoughtful problem-solving.
  • Ship production code using C#, .NET, and WPF to one of our most strategic flagship product offerings.

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.
  • Delights in applying design thinking to user-centered product development.
  • Enjoys fast-paced development and constant feedback loop.
  • Values thoughtful and proactive communication in collaborative and inclusive environments.
  • Has strong knowledge of developing Windows applications with C#, .NET, and WPF.
  • Is fluent in engineering best practices: code review, test coverage, and monitoring.
  • Has 6+ years of experience with software development in one or more programming languages.
  • Has—as a plus—experience developing desktop applications that work with low-level APIs, such as COM API and .NET interoperability.

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: $226,000 - $308,000/year (USD)
Zone 2: $203,000 – $277,000/year (USD)
Zone 3: $192,000 – $262,000/year (USD)
Zone 4: $181,000 – $246,000/year (USD)
Zone 1: $186,000 – $276,000/year (CAD)
Zone 2: $158,000 – $235,000/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.