Director, Advanced Natural Language Research

| San Francisco, CA, USA +51 more | Remote | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: $246,000-$403,000 Annually
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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 (preference for living in commutable distance to our San Francisco or New York City hub), and they must be able to collaborate in person 4 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 Director, Advanced Natural Language Research, to lead our Strategic Research team. This person will head the strategic research team at Grammarly, with the aim of propelling the company to the forefront of technology. The responsibilities of this role include defining strategic research and product technology and cultivating a culture of innovation among the researchers in the company. The role requires collaboration with industry and academia to advance the company's research and development efforts.

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 the head of the strategic research team, your responsibilities will include assessing the impact of the team's research outcomes on the company's business performance and research community, attracting top-notch talent to join the team, and promoting team well-being. Additionally, you must possess sound technical judgment to guide your team in making the right technical trade-offs, as well as excellent product and technical instincts to ensure that the team focuses on the most critical projects.

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 4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Has deep and broad expertise in modern machine learning methods related to natural language processing. Is experienced in Deep Learning, LLMs, and/or classical methods.
  • Can create teams and lead them to success.
  • Can define the directions of strategic breakthrough research that improves life for millions of people.
  • Is able to effectively collaborate with the company leadership, other teams, and external business and research organizations. 

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: $399,000 - $475,000/year (USD)

Zone 2: $359,000 - $427,000/year (USD)

 

Canada:

Zone 1: $361,000 - $431,000/year (CAD)

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.

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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 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 health care and ample time off. We also offer ample and defined time off, home office 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.

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the birthing person and 8 weeks of leave for the birthing partner.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Grammarly offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training along with the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend

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