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Engineering Manager II, Native Telematics

Remote - United States

Engineering Manager II - Native Telematics

Remote 

HQ Location: Columbus, OHIO

 

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
  • Javascript / React Native frontend, Jest for testing
  • Native iOS and Android code written primarily in Swift and Java
  • 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.

 

 

Engineering Managers at Root excel at building happy, high-performing teams. They collaborate with the product organization to align the team’s vision and goals to the company’s business objectives. Our managers advocate for a blended product and technology roadmap that solves the team's pain points through technical excellence. They also delegate strategically to support the team members’ growth and ensure engineers play to their strengths. More importantly, our managers lead by example. They have strong ownership over results and lean toward data-driven decision-making.

 

 

Native Telematics is a core business and product service that laid the foundation for what Root is today. This team owns proprietary software and SDKs that enable the collection of driving telemetry from mobile devices. This detailed sensory data we collect enables Root to use sophisticated data science models to assess the risk of potential customers, and maintain a competitive moat around our pricing models. The engineering leader of the Native Telematics team has direct impact on innovating and improving Root’s technology around telematics data collection as well as helping to grow and maintain the health of our own mobile apps.

 

 

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 work across a team of engineers 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 an Engineering Manager:

  • 3+ years of experience of Engineering management
  • 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
  • Thinks critically about work to guarantee business functionality. Understands and takes into account business goals in their decisions.
  • Foresees issues and requirements for large projects and features. Can break down large initiatives into incrementally implementable deliverables
  • 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, and work well with non-technical stakeholders.
  • Works with product owners, analysts and other functions to move company’s priorities forward.

 

 

Join us.

  • 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.

  • 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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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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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.

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