Software Engineer, Machine Learning

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Grammarly is continuing to grow our team during the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting fully remote hiring and onboarding processes. All Grammarly team members can work remotely until August 2021. Read more about how we’re supporting our team and communities.

The opportunity

Grammarly empowers people to thrive and connect, whenever and wherever they communicate. 30 million people around the world use our AI-powered writing assistant every day. All of this begins with our team collaborating in a values-driven and learning-oriented environment. 

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Software Engineer focused on machine learning to join our team. This individual will be responsible for building end-to-end intelligence systems that solve complex user problems, including applying ML to solve new problems as well as building the infrastructure and systems that will enable this to operate effectively at scale. The role will have the opportunity to provide feedback about the systems and tools in place to facilitate the creation and improvement of a machine learning platform that can increase the efficacy of the engineering team.

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

The Software Engineer for machine learning will need to stay up-to-date on the quickly evolving field of NLP while also focusing on building production systems. The majority of the problems we’re tackling haven't already been solved elsewhere, which provides the opportunity for creativity and innovative problem-solving. 

Working on the Machine Learning team requires close partnership with analytical linguists, computational linguists, and research scientists. You will have the chance to deepen your skills in machine learning and deep learning while increasing breadth in related areas to up-level our entire team. 

In this role, you will:

  • Build end-to-end machine learning solutions to solve complex customer problems.
  • Collaborate with applied researchers to ensure they are well-calibrated on the constraints of the production system, ensuring their research proceeds along practical pathways as they explore novel techniques to tackle previously unsolved problems.
  • Effectively communicate technical machine learning results in a business context where most people are not machine learning experts.
  • Build the systems to help applied researchers scale their models in a production environment.
  • Design experiments, including for offline prototypes in a statistically sound way that will provide actionable data and enable us to make reliable decisions as we iterate on a project. 
  • Promote excellence and best practices across the machine learning team in regards to research, implementation, tooling, and system design.
  • Work cross-functionally across multiple partner teams to get new features shipped across our many interfaces.
We’re looking for someone who
  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Understands traditional machine learning algorithms and how to use them effectively in practice.
  • Is familiar with deep learning and its applications in industry.
  • Has a strong working knowledge of statistics as it relates to sampling methodologies and designing experiments
  • Understands data structures and algorithms at a level sufficient to write performant code when working with large datasets or large incoming data streams.
  • Is aware of NLP techniques to effectively work with very high-dimensional, sparse data.
  • Has enough experience with academic research to be comfortable reading and implementing papers to reproduce their results.\
Support for you, professionally and personally
  • Professional growth: We hire people we trust, and we give team members autonomy to do their best work. We also support professional development with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
  • A connected team: Grammarly builds products that help people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. We have a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER values. We also take time to celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific events and programs.
  • Comprehensive benefits: Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package that includes superior health care. We also offer ample and defined time off, catered lunches, gym and recreation stipends, admission discounts, and more.
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, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program.


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An Insider's view of Grammarly

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our values actually represent our team. Discussions about ethical decision-making or tweeting empathetically are common at Grammarly, and I recognize how rare that is.

Celeste

Senior Content Strategy Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We resolve our problems with constructive discussions that are only made possible by the level of empathy and listening skills that team members have here. It makes me happy to know I work with such exceptional people.

Maryna

Engineering Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

On my team, we have the opportunity to face down interesting technical challenges, like building an in-house data analytics platform. I like that my work can have a major impact on achieving our company goals.

Umayah

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Writing helps us all achieve personal, professional, and academic success, but effective communication requires talent and time. It can be very challenging, and we may not always be able to effectively express our meaning, convey our intent, and be fully understood—creating a gap with our audience. We’re building Grammarly to close this gap.

Brad

CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

I always feel pumped when I see the positive feedback we get from our users. To know that your work is helping people discover a product that meaningfully improves their lives—it never gets old.

Shanik

Head of Growth

What are Grammarly Perks + Benefits

Grammarly Benefits Overview

Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes superior health care. We also offer ample and defined time off, catered lunches, in-office exercise and yoga sessions, gym and recreation stipends, admission discounts to events and cultural institutions, and more. We frequently take time to celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific events and programs.

On top of our programs and policies, Grammarly also believes strongly in making sure that a major benefit is the company’s focus on a culture of collaboration and cooperation. We hire people we trust, and we give team members autonomy to do their best work. We also support professional development with training, coaching, and regular feedback.

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We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the birthing person and 8 weeks of leave for the birthing partner.
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