Security Engineer, Platform Security

Grammarly

Grammarly

Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

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, 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

Grammarly is the world’s leading AI writing assistance company, trusted by over 30 million people and 70,000 professional teams daily. From instantly creating a first draft to perfecting every message, Grammarly’s product offerings help people at 96% of the Fortune 500 get their point across—and get results. Grammarly has been profitable for over a decade because we’ve stayed true to our values and built an enterprise-grade product that’s secure, reliable, and helps people do their best work—without selling their data. We’re proud to be one of Inc.’s best workplaces, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies, and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in AI.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a security engineer to join our Platform Security team. This person will substantially impact maintaining the trust of the millions of users who rely on Grammarly product offerings every day. They will drive security improvements across our cloud and data platform while empowering engineering teams to operate fast and safely.

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. You can hear more from our team on our technical blog.

Your impact

As a Security Engineer - Platform Security, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with product and engineering teams to integrate robust security features directly into our platform.
  • Design and implement advanced tooling and processes to monitor and secure our platform infrastructure comprehensively.
  • Facilitate cross-team efforts among Cloud and Data Platform engineering groups to enhance security without compromising development speed.
  • Develop and implement security processes to identify, evaluate, and mitigate security risks across our AI products.
  • Design and Implement Just-In-Time (JIT) and role-based access controls to safeguard our production environment and customer data effectively.
  • Craft and apply a strategic cloud and infrastructure security framework, contributing to the program's strategic direction and roadmap.
  • Engage in proactive collaboration with diverse teams, from full-stack developers to ML engineers and data scientists, ensuring the integration of security best practices into every phase of the development lifecycle.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • It is inspired by our MOVE principles, which are the blueprint for how things get done at Grammarly: move fast and learn faster, obsess about creating customer value, value impact over activity, and embrace healthy disagreement rooted in trust.
  • Can collaborate in person 3 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Possesses a proven track record in enhancing security across various data platforms, including Databricks, NoSQL, ElasticSearch, S3, and Kafka.
  • Operates primarily as a 'security builder’, working alongside engineering teams. This includes designing, implementing, and operating services with a strong focus on security.
  • Has significant experience in deploying Cloud and Data Infrastructure through Terraform, CloudFormation, or Cloud Development Kit (CDK), along with proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, and Go.

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 loplaceshere 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: $329,000 - $399,000/year (USD)
Zone 2: $290,000 - $350,000/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).

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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.