Grammarly - Software Engineer, Back-End job opening


Software Engineer, Back-End

Posted on 14 December, 2022

Job Details

⏳ Employment Type

Full Time

💼 Job

Software Engineer

📍 Remote Policy


🤓 Tech

💰 Salary

$192K - $286K

About Grammarly

The Position


  • Be responsible for shipping Grammarly platform features from conception to design, prototype, implementation, and launch.
  • Define easy-to-use yet powerful external, developer-facing APIs, and provide developer tooling and documentation to enable an exceptional experience for developer integration.
  • Develop—and support in production—stateful back-end services with extreme request rates and high SLA requirements.
  • Build protective measures against API misuse, and incorporate rigorous security controls to protect end users’ data.
  • Work closely with partners to understand requirements, brainstorm, and prototype solutions.
  • Join a new team and focus on building a solution for a new market segment.
  • Have the unique opportunity to help build the Grammarly for Developers Engineering team from the ground up, including through interviewing and mentoring new team members.
  • Help establish long-term relationships between Engineering teams at Grammarly and partner companies.
  • Build and support production services with high call rates and target high availability for Grammarly for Developers customers.
  • Have the opportunity to work with front-end technologies.
  • Create an engineering culture with a strong emphasis on documentation, testing, and user experience.


  • 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.
  • Has 6+ years of experience working in a highly scalable consumer product or enterprise SaaS environment.
  • Has exceptional knowledge in computer-science fundamentals, algorithms, data structures, and modern programming languages—and Java experience is a huge plus.
  • Has experience working on fast-paced teams.
  • Knows how to build complex systems on top of AWS infrastructure.
  • Cares about the end-user experience and strives to ensure high quality.
  • Has—as a plus—experience developing external-facing APIs implementing authentication, security, and abuse-prevention controls.
  • Has—also as a plus—experience supporting an open-source community and addressing feature requests and bug reports from OSS users.


  • 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.
  • For Colorado-based employment: The salary range for this position is $192,000– $286,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The compensation package includes a wide range of medical, dental, vision, financial, and other benefits, as well as equity.
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