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The Opportunity

Effective communication is hard. It requires talent, skill, and a lot of effort. Enter Grammarly, the first widely adopted AI communication assistant helping people with the content and meaning of their writing. Grammarly helps millions of people make their written communication clear, mistake-free, and effective. With a $110 million growth equity investment, Grammarly is changing the way the world communicates—enabling people to write exactly what they mean, every time. 

We run server instances by thousands. Milliseconds in speed and uptime make a big difference for millions of Grammarly users. At this scale, system administration is art. We are looking for great system administrators to share the fun of building a service used by millions. You will focus on maintenance and support of third-party infrastructure solutions used at Grammarly. Good examples are AWS, systems for logs and metrics collection, backup management tools, etc. Infrastructure is an integral part of our services, and we make sure it gets enough love, care, and technical competence.

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!

What You Will Accomplish

  • Use modern infrastructure management tools and services (such as AWS) to build a massively scalable platform for Grammarly services.
  • Own the fleet of server instances and manage all the stages of their life cycle.
  • Manage all the Linux-related aspects of our machines: patching, access, security, performance, etc.
  • Create and build architectures of our AWS deployment: enable and support multi-account/multi-region, employ new AWS services, manage costs, etc.
  • Set up efficient and safe networking.
  • Automate audits and health checks to build a sustainable process for system health awareness.
  • Manage third-party systems used by Grammarly’s engineers.
  • Participate in on-call incident response and escalation procedures.

Talents You Bring to the Team

  • You embody our E.A.G.E.R. values (Ethical, Adaptable, Gritty, Empathetic, Remarkable).
  • You love system administration. You learn all the time. You can’t wait to let us know about the latest cool tool you have tried.
  • You have at least three years of experience managing a live production environment, preferably a high-load system.
  • You have a good knowledge and at least some experience with AWS. Alternatively, you have deep expertise in Azure or GCE and are willing to learn AWS (and do it fast).
  • You know Linux. You really know Linux. You know Linux inside and out. (Or, you know at least some Linux, but can prove that you can learn fast).
  • You are a good communicator. We are a very tightly integrated team, and we work together all the time. There is no mine-yours attitude. We expect colleagues to communicate proactively: talk, email, chat, commit messages, you name it.

What Grammarly Offers 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.
  • Healthcare, communication coaching, and great coworkers!

About Grammarly

Grammarly’s AI-powered products help people communicate more effectively. Grammarly is available in a variety of writing interfaces, including browser and desktop integrations to help users in both their personal and professional lives, whether they are communicating through email or social media, applying for jobs, or even filling out online dating profiles. It also increases productivity and efficiency for professionals in a wide range of fields, including marketing, sales, engineering, customer support, and education. Grammarly is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York and Kyiv.

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.

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