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Staff Software Engineer, Full Stack & Mobile

Remote - United States

Staff Engineer, Growth and Distribution Team

Remote

HQ: 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
  • 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 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 Staff Engineer on Growth and Distribution:

Technical Skills

  • Ability to architect complex, performant, and scalable mobile, single page web applications, and backend services
  • Familiar with web and mobile technologies preferably with ReactJS and React Native
  • Understanding of test strategies, best practices, and tools used in front-end and back-end frameworks
  • Experience with functional, procedural, and object-oriented programming techniques
  • Deep understanding of front-end build pipelines, version control tools, and upgrade strategies used with large groups of developers

 

 

Planning and Execution

  • Plans and completes large and complex multi-person or multi-team projects 
  • 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

  • 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
  • Able to coach engineers on software engineering techniques and best practices
  • Works with product owners, analysts, and other functions to move the company’s priorities forward



What we do on Growth and Distribution

Growth and distribution is a collection of teams that own the entirety of the customer journey from the moment a customer engages with an ad through to policy lifecycle and management. Teams in this department have a high impact on the experience of new and existing customers. These teams also collaborate closely with nearly every engineering and cross-functional team at Root from Claims, to Pricing, Marketing, Customer Service, and Foundational teams. Growth and distribution engineering teams partner heavily with the product team and drive innovation of Root’s insurance product through innovative customer experiences, and industry-leading partner integrations.

 

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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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