Security Engineer, Product Security - Grammarly San Francisco, California, United States Bookmark Share Print 138 0 0

Listing Description

Grammarly team members in this role must be based in the United States or Canada, and they must be able to collaborate in person 2 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub(s) where the team is based.

The opportunity 

Every day, tens of millions of people and 50,000 professional teams worldwide trust Grammarly’s AI and human expertise to help ideate, compose, revise, and comprehend communications. Our team members have the autonomy to take on exciting challenges in pursuit of our mission to improve lives by improving communication. Together, we’re building on more than a decade of steady growth and profitability. We’re defining the communication assistance category with our tailored service offerings: Grammarly Free, Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business, and Grammarly for Education. Our latest product offering, GrammarlyGO, brings the power of generative AI to our users. It all begins with our team collaborating in an inclusive, values-driven, and learning-oriented environment.

User trust is at the heart of everything that we do. To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a Security Engineer to join the Grammarly Product Security team. This person will have a substantial impact on maintaining the trust of the millions of users who rely on Grammarly product offerings every day. They will drive security improvements across the entire stack, from the UI to the back-end to the underlying server infrastructure. 

Grammarly’s security engineers have the freedom to develop practical solutions that, in turn, influence our security culture. The engineering landscape at Grammarly is complex as we create innovative product offerings, expand to new platforms, and scale underlying cloud systems—all while strengthening and expanding our global team. Read more about our stack or hear from our team on our technical blog.

Your impact

As Security Engineer in our Product Security team, you will:

  • Partner with the product and engineering teams to integrate reproducible security practices into the product development lifecycle.

  • Develop and implement security processes to identify, evaluate, and mitigate security risks in our AI product.

  • Support our bug bounty security researcher community and maximize learning opportunities back into our engineering processes.

  • Conduct threat models, code review, pen testing, and offensive security exercises.

  • Educate and mentor team members on best practices in security.

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest security systems, standards, authentication protocols, and product offerings.

  • Represent Grammarly’s security engineering team both within and outside of the company.

We’re looking for someone who

  • Embodies our EAGER values—is ethical, adaptable, gritty, empathetic, and remarkable.

  • Is able to collaborate in person 2 weeks per quarter, traveling if necessary to the hub where the team is based.

  • Has a strong understanding of cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigations.

  • Is familiar with programming languages such as Python, Java, or Go.

  • Is knowledgeable about cloud security best practices and technologies.

  • Has excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks.

  • Has strong communication skills, with the ability to explain complex security issues in understandable terms.

  • Nurtures the talent in the team and raises the technical talent bar when recruiting for their team.

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: $278,000 - 390,000/year (USD)

Zone 2: $250,000 – 356,000/year (USD)

Zone 3: $236,000 – 337,000/year (USD)

Zone 4: $222,000 – 317,000/year (USD)


Zone 1: $209,000 – 310,000/year (CAD)

Zone 2: $158,000 – 235,000/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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  • Telework: Not Provided

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