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Engineering Manager

Remote - United States

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 Engineering Managers 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
Javascript / React Native frontend, Mocha for testing
Small amounts of native iOS and Android
Deployment to AWS ECS using containers
Buildkite for CI
 
We’re scaling rapidly, and we recently launched a $6B IPO:
 
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.
 
For more information on engineering at Root see root.engineering
 
Engineering Managers at Root are responsible for both technical and managerial leadership of their teams.  Managers are often our strongest individual contributors and we expect them to meet or exceed all of the technical and non-technical expectations of a Senior Software Engineer. 
 
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.
 
Scope of Impact Team/Initiative/Company
 
What we look for in an Engineering Manager:

Technical Skills

      • Deep understanding of technologies used in our stack, 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
      • Able to design and architect maintainable and scalable technical systems

Planning and Execution

      • Thinks critically about work to guarantee business functionality. Understands and takes into account business goals into their technical decisions.
      • Plans and supervises work for others
      • Completes complex tasks/projects in an efficient manner
      • Foresees issues and requirements for large projects and features
      • Can break down large initiatives into incrementally implementable deliverables

Working with Others

      • Mentors and grows other engineers
      • Sets and evaluates goals for direct reports
      • Provides effective and accurate technical feedback in code reviews
      • Able to work across teams to tackle complex issues
      • Able to positively influence other engineers, both directly and indirectly
      • Works with product owners, analysts and other functions to move company’s priorities forward
 

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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. 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.

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