Software Engineer, Back-End - Identity

Grammarly in San Francisco, CA

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Engineer, Developer, And Programmer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $126,470.00 - 187,710.00
position filled

The Opportunity

Grammarly empowers people to thrive and connect, whenever and wherever they communicate. More than 20 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, were looking for a Back-End Engineer to join our Identity and Authentication team and help earn users trust by establishing best-of-class account security protection. This role will help support and enhance critical product flows, such as user registration, authentication, and account management.

Grammarlys engineers and researchers have the freedom to innovate and uncover breakthroughsand, 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 Identity and Authentication team has end-to-end ownership of the sign-in process for Grammarly users in all of our user interfaces (extensions, web, Office add-in, mobile). This team is also responsible for all aspects of keeping user accounts securedetecting suspicious logins,preventing unauthorized access, and expanding our multi-factor authentication mechanisms.Additionally, this team drives our consumer-focused roadmap as well as our quickly expanding enterprise roadmap.

As an engineer on the team you will:

  • Build and support in-production services with a very high call rate and extreme SLA requirements (both in terms of latency and uptime).
  • Strengthen user account security with cutting-edge, data-driven approaches to identifying and mitigating threats.
  • Implement back-end APIs to power user flows and enable authentication and account management for all consumer and enterprise products, across a variety of authentication protocols and integrations (SSO, MFA, sign-on via Google, Facebook, Apple, Okta, etc).
  • We are looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER valuesis ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is passionate about helping millions of users across the world communicate more effectively every day.
  • Has a good grasp of CS fundamentals, algorithms, data structures.
  • Has a solid experience in core Java, understands JVM, its memory management, multi-threading, and standard library.
  • Understands vulnerabilities in web services and ways to eliminate them while developing a web app.
  • Has experience designing APIs and building web services that high-volume requests.
  • Is capable of translating business process/logic into scalable and performant code that involves interactions with the database, caching layer, or other services and APIs.
  • Is a fan of unit and integration testing, covering code with insightful metrics and logging.
  • Is excited about cracking tricky issues while maintaining a service in production.
  • 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 allespecially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizationsto 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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