Overview

At Grammarly, we use Common Lisp, but if you’ve worked with some other Lisp flavour, that’s fine, as long as you’re willing to learn and master Common Lisp. It goes without saying that you should be well versed in both object-oriented and functional paradigms. You also have to be comfortable with the idea of coding some Java and, preferably, have some hands-on experience with it. We’ll give you bonus points if you have a broad technical background and notable achievements beyond Lisp, contribute to open-source, write a blog or are otherwise active in the tech community.

As a member of our NLP team, you will have the luxury to focus on challenging following tasks, such as:

  • Driving development of new features for our grammar checking engine, improving its accuracy and speed
  • Implementing of data crunching tools for linguists and fellow engineers
  • Creating of fast and scalable distributed network services in Lisp and Java, working closely with our DevOps team
  • Brainstorming with us on ways to make Grammarly even smarter, explore new technologies at the forefront of modern natural language processing and machine learning

You will get to work with amazing engineers, linguists, and business minds from all over the world and experience the magic of direct access within a small team that pays attention to your ideas and contributions. In turn, we expect you to continuously learn, strive for perfection and optimum performance, as well as derive joy from sharing with and helping your peers.

Requirements:

  • Passion for software development
  • 2+ years of experience with Lisp (preferably Common Lisp)
  • 2+ years of commercial experience with mainstream languages, preferably Java/Python strong algorithmic skills
  • Interest in the English language
  • Participation in open-source or commercial Lisp projects with a real user base Unix as the primary development platform
  • Good written and spoken English

The following are desirable:

  • Background in NLP or at least one of the following fields: ML, AI/Robotics, Information Retrieval, Data Mining and Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Theoretical Computer Science
  • Completion/enrollment in AI-related online courses (AI, ML, NLP, etc.)

About Grammarly

Grammarly improves communication among the world’s 2+ billion native and non-native English writers. Our flagship product, the Grammarly® Editor, corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and provides citation suggestions. More than 3 million registered users worldwide trust Grammarly’s products, which are also licensed by more than 250 leading universities and corporations. Grammarly is an Inc 500 company with offices in San Francisco and Kiev.

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