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Wed Aug 01 2018

Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Senior Analytical Linguist, Grammarly

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Date: 31-Jul-2018
From: Jillian Lurie <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Senior Analytical Linguist, Grammarly, USA
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University or Organization: Grammarly
Job Location: New York City, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Analytical Linguist

Job Rank: Senior Analytical Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics


The Opportunity:
At Grammarly, we believe that everyone should be heard and understood. We know that clear and effective communication improves people’s lives. We also know that we want to help everyone improve their communication. That’s why we’ve built an AI-powered communication assistant—to help the world’s 2 billion English speakers feel heard. So far, we’ve created a product that reaches 10 million people every day. Join us to reach the next 100 million.

The Team:
We’re looking for an ambitious Senior Analytical Linguist to build and lead a team of linguists. At Grammarly, we use a combination of machine learning, deep learning, and pattern-based methods to drive our high-quality writing feedback. Linguists are essential to improving the quality of our checks, developing training and evaluation sets for our statistical approaches, and conducting user experiments. The team you assemble will be the first of its kind at Grammarly and is critical to driving our data-driven approaches.

At Grammarly, our impact comes from a strong culture with highly engaged, highly motivated team members. We hire exceptional people and reward them with trust, autonomy, mentorship, and the freedom to grow into their roles. We’re a passionate, growing team on a mission to improve lives by improving communication. If you’re up for the challenge, we would love to meet you!

Your Impact:
- Build and lead a team of analytical linguists who will support our NLP research and product teams.
- Develop long-term strategy and processes for our data and annotation needs.
- Work with product teams to improve the feedback we provide to our users.
- Create the best experience for our growing base of Grammarly users.

This is the right opportunity for you if:
- You embody our E.A.G.E.R. values (Ethical, Adaptable, Gritty, Empathetic, Remarkable).
- You have a Ph.D. in linguistics and at least three years of industry experience as an analytical linguist or in a closely related field, or a master’s in linguistics with at least five years of industry experience.
- You are a strong, collaborative leader who can build a team of linguists devoted to annotation, evaluation, and data quality.
- You have experience with research processes, qualitative and quantitative analyses, and experimental design.
- You have experience with scripting languages (preferably Python) in a Linux environment.
- You are able to speak and write English fluently and have a nuanced grasp of English communication and grammar.

It almost goes without saying that we’ll offer you:
- Big goals, challenging work, fast learning cycles, practical training, and meaningful feedback.
- Project exposure and ownership that impacts our world, users, product, colleagues, and business.
- Health care, 401K, communication coaching, and great coworkers!

Our commitment to diversity:
The diverse experiences, ideas, and identities of Grammarly’s team members help us make better decisions and drive great results for our users. We foster an inclusive work environment that welcomes team members of all backgrounds and perspectives. As an equal opportunity employer, we evaluate candidates based solely on talents, skills, and knowledge. Grammarly participates in E-Verify.

To apply, please see the application link below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Lead Recruiter Sandra Leboy

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