We’re hiring a Lead Data Scientist in Columbus, OH

Our data science team makes sense of diverse datasets related to key business problems. We’re responsible for the full stack of data analytics, from querying or procuring data, cleaning data, feature generation, problem formulation, error/success metric choice, machine learning/predictive model building, and translation of results into business action. The final product can range from reporting that will be used to advise strategic planning, to recommendation of a specific action, to handing off a predictive model for deployment in production. All of this is done to make our various teams and processes more efficient and to price our products more accurately.

Root is looking for an experienced Lead Data Scientist to help drive the future of our team. In this role, you'll manage the implementation of modern, effective solutions and technologies to solve a variety of data problems across our organization. You will help guide experimental design, identifying key metrics and measurements, constructing visualizations and dashboards, and solving open-ended research problems. The ideal candidate will be able to roll up their sleeves and work alongside their team to build and test proposed solutions.

What you'll do:

  • Lead and grow a team of data scientists.
  • Apply modern machine learning methods to problems in reserving, marketing, and conversion.
  • Improve existing processes across the data science and actuarial organizations.
  • Identify opportunities to impact Root’s products with data science solutions, showing clear value of sophisticated methods, and generating research ideas for future work.

What you'll need:

  • 5+ years experience in data science, covering demonstrable experience with predictive modeling, exploratory data analysis, probabilistic modeling, and productionizing solutions
  • At least 2 years of management experience.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in statistical inference, numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization
  • Knowledge of data science technical stacks

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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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Root is a venture-backed technology company founded on the belief that insurance is a broken industry, and we set out to change it. By getting to the “root” of the issue—the unfair, archaic, complicated insurance business model—and solving it entirely, we set out to transform the insurance world.

We believe our customers deserve insurance that is:
Fair. We lean on data, not demographic labels.
Affordable. We base rates on good driver performance.
Personal. We give our customers the power to affect their rates.
Easy. We create an intuitive experience.
Accessible. We make information clear.
Beyond. We are never, ever satisfied with the status quo.

Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

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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 [email protected].