We’re hiring a Data Scientist, Marketing Bidding Models in Remote (United States)

We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a principled quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry.

Working alongside our Growth Marketing team, we're looking for a Data Scientist to optimize the performance of our marketing spend. In this role, you'll work closely with marketing channel managers to understand the levers within our marketing channels, designing bidding strategies, constructing look-a-like audiences, and implementing other tactics to improve our marketing efficiency.

Positions are available at different levels of seniority, based on past experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn and understand the levers available within each of our marketing channels
  • Identify opportunities to use quantitative approaches to improve our marketing ROI
  • Build models in support of opportunities for improved efficiency
  • Design experiments to prove out the efficacy of proposed solutions
  • Work with channel managers to implement and monitor results of experiments
  • Communicate results of complex analysis clearly and concisely to non-technical audiences
  • Take end-to-end ownership of problem domains and continuously improve upon solutions

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of applying advanced quantitative techniques to problems in industry
  • Demonstrated experience building, validating, and applying statistical machine learning methods to real world problems
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of topics such as statistical inference, numerical linear algebra, machine learning, and numerical optimization
  • Strong programming skills with experience using modern packages in R and Python, as well as proficiency using SQL
  • Experience applying quantitative and statistical approaches to optimizing marketing or sales, preferred
  • Experience in quantitative trading or other results-focused quantitative roles, preferred

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. Very few (if any!) people will fit every description; so if you are passionate about what this role entails, and are excited by 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.
Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root.
We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly 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

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at jobs@inc.joinroot.com.