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Senior Software Engineer

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

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Since 2015 Root has been on a mission to make lives better through better and more fair insurance. We’re doing this through a focus on an exceptional user experience, robust systems, and real-time quantitative models. We want to attract the best drivers and reward them with fair prices for the coverage they need that ensure profitability for the business.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join engineering at Root. In this role, you will work closely with peers on a team within a product domain (e.g. Pricing, Underwriting, Claims, etc). You’ll play a key role in solving customer and business problems in collaboration with your teammates.

Root is a “work where it works best” company. Meaning we will support you working in whatever location that works best for you across the US. We will continue to have our headquarters in Columbus and offices in other locations to give more flexibility and more choice about how we live and work.

Salary Range: $120,000 - $144,000

How you will make an impact

  • Write, test, and deploy software solutions that are accurate and resilient

  • Actively seek to understand the customer’s problem to ensure you are developing effective solutions

  • Collaborate closely with supportive teammates to share and improve your work

  • Clearly communicate and document your work to help others learn

  • Support your systems in production resolving incidents and issues that affect our customers

  • Increase the effectiveness of your team by suggesting code and process improvements

What you will need to succeed

  • 2+ years as a software engineer

  • Experience in Ruby on Rails or equivalent

  • Familiarity with React

  • An eagerness to work closely with your team in a collaborative environment

  • Curiosity in clearly defining the customer problem that needs to be solved

  • Excellent communication skills both with engineering colleagues and team stakeholders


Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.