Back-End Engineer, Grammarly Business

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Software Engineering ∙ Remote - Canada

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model, which combines the flexibility of working from home with the benefits of gathering in person. Team members can work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, and Portugal. Conditions permitting, teams will meet in person a few times every quarter at one of Grammarly's hubs, currently in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a shared workspace in Krakow.

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in Canada or the United States.

The opportunity 

Grammarly empowers people to thrive and connect, whenever and wherever they communicate. Every day, over 30 million people and 50,000 teams around the world rely on our AI-powered communication assistance technology. 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 an experienced Back-End Software Engineer to join our Engineering team for Grammarly Business. This role will contribute to the Grammarly Business team and their work building solutions for small business and enterprise customers to bring the power of Grammarly to all their employees. The Back-End Software Engineer will help build powerful self-service tools for users and admins and support the team’s ambitions to build tools that directly help improve communication in the workplace. Join us in building up a product offering that will help everyone write and communicate more effectively in the workplace.

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

Grammarly Business is a fast-growing team and company priority in 2022. There will be many opportunities for growth and ownership as we move fast to build solutions for businesses and their employees. 

As a Back-End Software Engineer on the Grammarly Business team, you will:

  • Start building and pushing code in your first week and ship important features in your first few months.
  • Build and support production services with high call rates. 
  • Target high availability for enterprise customers. 
  • Learn how to build infrastructure as code.
  • Collaborate widely with internal teams to deliver delightful product offerings to our customers. 
  • Contribute to an engineering culture with a strong emphasis on documentation, testing, metrics, and user experience.
  • Evaluate the systems and technology in place today while proposing systems and architecture that can scale for the future. 
  • Have the opportunity to mentor new hires.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person 2–4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Has 6+ years of experience working in a highly scalable consumer product or enterprise SaaS environment. 
  • Has experience with AWS or other cloud offerings (GCP, Azure, etc.). 
  • Has a solid knowledge of Java and has used it to build microsystems running in the cloud. 
  • Has experience building, deploying, and debugging production systems at scale.
  • Has practical experience working with various database technologies and doing data migrations in production environments.
  • Cares about the end-user experience and strives to ensure high quality.
  • Has worked with Spark or other big data technologies.
  • Has front-end experience (React, Typescript) or a desire to learn.

Support for you, professionally and personally

  • Professional growth: We hire people we trust and 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 a product that helps 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 encompassing superior health care (including mental health benefits). We also offer support to set up a home office, ample and defined time off, 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 ancestry, race, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and abides by the Employment Equity Act.

Grammarly currently supports the long-term work of team members in the following Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Ontario 

Grammarly currently supports the long-term work of team members in the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania (Kennett Township, New London Township, Pittsburgh City, Shaler Township), South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia 

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. It is expected that this will be a requirement for this role. 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. For Europe, this policy requires team members to be vaccinated or produce a daily negative COVID-19 test administered on-site to work from the hub or attend in-person meetings.

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