job: Analytical Linguist, Ethical AI

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Analytical Linguist, Ethical AI

at Grammarly (View all jobs)

United States; Remote

Grammarly is excited to offer a remote-first hybrid working model. Team members can work primarily remotely in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, and Portugal. Conditions permitting, teams will meet in person a few weeks every quarter at one of Grammarly’s hubs, currently in San Francisco, Kyiv, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin, or in a shared workspace in Krakow.

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in the United States or Canada.

The opportunity 

Grammarly empowers people to thrive and connect, whenever and wherever they communicate. Every day, 30 million people and 30,000 teams around the world use our AI-powered writing assistant. All of this begins with our team collaborating in a values-driven and learning-oriented environment. 

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for an experienced Analytical Linguist to join our Ethical AI team. The person in this role will bring sociolinguistic expertise and experience working on technical products to help make Grammarly products fair and unbiased and to help shape Grammarly’s approach to inclusive language. They will define and develop data-analysis processes for bias and fairness, working with qualitative and quantitative methods, and they will inform product strategy with these findings. 

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. Read more about our stack or hear from our team on our technical blog.

Your impact

As an Analytical Linguist on the Ethical AI team, you will have the opportunity to help shape Grammarly’s approach to Ethical AI and inclusive language. To do this, you will supplement your sociolinguistics expertise by learning about the functionality of Grammarly’s product offerings, staying up to date on developments in language, and collaborating with cross-functional partners on our Product, Marketing, User Experience, Engineering, and Design teams.

In this role, you will:

  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of language data.
  • Develop datasets representing different user groups and sociolects.
  • Identify risks related to bias, as well as opportunities to improve fairness in NLP and machine learning.
  • Advise cross-functional partners on inclusive language, fairness, and bias.
  • Establish evaluation guidelines for bias and fairness, as well as processes for other team members to follow.
  • Mentor other team members and ensure the team produces high-quality and consistent evaluations.
  • Research to stay on top of developments in ethical AI and inclusive language.
  • Contribute to technical blogs, conferences, and thematic meetups.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.
  • Is able to collaborate in person 2–4 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.
  • Has 3+ years of relevant experience working on NLP products in tech.
  • Has a master’s or doctorate in sociolinguistics, linguistics, or a closely related field. 
  • Has a deep knowledge of sociolinguistics and the ability to perform qualitative and quantitative sociolinguistic research. 
  • Is a self-starter who enjoys defining and driving projects while also knowing how to collaborate effectively.
  • Is adept at managing stakeholders and can build connections across the company, including with the Product, Marketing, User Experience, Engineering, and Design teams.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills and effectively articulates their ideas, research plans, and findings.
  • Has a basic knowledge of Python or other popular scripting languages for processing text.
  • Has experience specifically working on questions of bias, fairness, and inclusive language in ML/NLP. 

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 a product that helps 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 encompassing superior health care (including mental health benefits). We also offer support to set up a home office, ample and defined time off, gym and recreation stipends, 401(k) matching, and more.
  • For Colorado-based employment: The salary range for this position is $117,000 – $214,000/year; however, base pay offered may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The compensation package includes a wide range of medical, dental, vision, financial, and other benefits, as well as equity.

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, 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 applicable law. Grammarly is an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the US Federal E-Verify program.

Grammarly currently supports the long-term work of team members in the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania (Kennett Township, New London Township, Pittsburgh City, Shaler Township), South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia 

Grammarly currently supports the long-term work of team members in the following Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Ontario

Please note that Grammarly’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires that all team members in North America be vaccinated against COVID-19 to meet in person for Grammarly business or to work from a North America hub location. It is expected that this will be a requirement for this role. Qualified candidates in North America who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because of a sincerely held religious belief may request a reasonable accommodation to this policy. For Europe, this policy requires team members to be vaccinated or produce a daily negative COVID-19 test administered on-site to work from the hub or attend in-person meetings.

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