The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way an industry works by leveraging technology and data to build the best products possible. Even with our significant growth, we operate in small teams that are given ownership over projects and results. We’ve found that the people closest to the problems are the best at solving them. We’re actively hiring Engineers remotely and excited to announce that 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.
Our tech stack includes:
Ruby / Rails backend, RSpec for testing
Small amounts of native iOS and Android
Small amounts of Rust for high-performance use cases
Deployment to AWS ECS using containers
Buildkite for CI
Our team excels at delivering software to solve the problems in front of us at Root: presently, a suite of world-class mobile, web, and server-based products obsessed with the customer experience. We’ve shaped our team and process around this; we know that constant iteration and experimentation produce the best results.
We divide the areas of responsibility for engineers into three major areas:
Technical: The skills and knowledge that make up an engineer’s basic problem-solving toolbox.
Planning and Execution: The ability to plan and execute assigned work beyond basic technical solutions.
Working with Others: The ability to work effectively with other engineers and people in other functions.
What we look for in Senior Engineers on Pricing R & D:
Deep understanding of dynamic languages, client-server architecture, and web technologies
Incorporates testing and thinks about reliability as a natural part of delivering working software
Experienced with several programming paradigms
Solid knowledge of databases, SQL, and version control tools
Adequate understanding of infrastructure and devops
Planning and Execution
Plans and completes large and complex tasks/projects without supervision
Foresees issues and requirements for large projects and features
Completes large pre-planned tasks in an efficient manner
Thinks critically about work to guarantee business functionality. Understands and takes into account business goals into their technical decisions.
Can break down large initiatives into incrementally implementable deliverables
Working with Others
Able to work across teams to tackle complex issues
Able to coach engineers on software engineering techniques and best practices
Work closely with Product to deliver high-quality features
What we do on Pricing R&D:
Work on updates for our live and in development insurance markets
Handle all of the behind the scenes calculations that go into building an insurance rate
Build and maintain an efficient rating pipeline capable of handle high volumes of incoming requests
Work closely with actuaries and data scientists to help introduce new rating features into our codebase
Provide data to analysts and state managers to help with ongoing market research