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Grammarly

Area Tech Lead, Growth

🇺🇸 Hybrid - CA

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $269,000 - $384,000

💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ March 20th, 2024

Growth Machine Learning
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 3 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 every day. 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 Software Engineer, Area Tech lead who will lead the technical vision, direction, strategy, and execution to create a direction-changing impact on Grammarly’s topline growth. This role will report to the Engineering Director of the Growth organization, which contains several product engineering and platform teams. While this role provides opportunities to go broader across several Growth systems, it also enables one to go deeper, using hands-on experience in delivering high-impact initiatives such as big bets, technical foundations, and high-velocity experimentation. This role is also expected to collaborate with cross-functional leadership team members, peer area tech leads, and Grammarly engineering leadership to align the Growth engineering organization to Grammarly’s technology strategy.

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 an Area Tech lead, Growth, you will:

  • Own the technical vision and direction for Self-Serve Growth systems.
  • Lead with high-velocity execution and top-notch operational excellence on growth initiatives.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of a specific area within the Growth organization while also having a broad knowledge of its various facets.
  • Work with XFN leadership to chart the course for annual and quarterly planning and be the technical advocate on prioritizing the highest impact areas within the Growth organization.
  • Mentor and grow senior IC talent and influence the engineering managers for the right short vs long-term technical investments.

During the first 30 days, you will:

  • Establish relationships within the Growth team and organizational leads.
  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of Grammarly Products and Growth Initiatives.
  • Learn the technology stack for Growth systems.
  • Participate in critical meetings to familiarize team's work.
  • Develop an understanding of ongoing projects and current technical challenges faced.

Within your first 3 months, you will:

  • Begin to collaborate in quarterly technical planning and technical de-risking.
  • Delve into 1-2 high-impact projects.
  • Partner with other Area tech leads within Grammarly.
  • Identify technical challenges and potential solutions for the Growth Tech Stack.

Within your first 6 months, you will:

  • Build domain expertise in 1-2 high-impact areas in Growth and within the company.
  • Create a technical roadmap for Growth and identify methods to prioritize it through quarterly planning.
  • Become an expert in the Growth technical domain.
  • Identify ways to execute the technical vision and strategy effectively.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • 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.
  • Is able to collaborate in person 3 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Embraces change, evolves, and succeeds with a positive, problem-solving attitude.
  • Displays commitment to setting and achieving both short-term and long-term goals.
  • Has 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering with 5 years specific focus on growth engineering. 
  • Pattern match problems and systematically solve them, leading to sustainable long-term impact.
  • Excels in operational efficiency and is adept at creating innovative solutions through rapid iteration and continuous learning.
  • Excels in utilizing data-driven insights and intuition in decision-making and operates with a high level of autonomy.
  • Evaluates platform solutions such as experimentation and customer data platforms.
  • Has machine learning experience with a background in personalization and optimization.

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: $336,000 – $384,000/year (USD)
Zone 2: $302,000 – $346,000/year (USD)
Zone 3: $286,000 – $326,000/year (USD)
Zone 4: $269,000 – $307,000/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).

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.