We’re hiring a Product Analyst in Columbus, OH

The Company: 
Root is a company of 650 and (mindfully) growing. In March of 2015, we set out to build an insurance solution that accomplished two things: 1) provided an unprecedented user experience and 2) leveraged modern data to more accurately predict risk. The product that we created, a mobile application through which we sell insurance, allows us to satisfy both of these objectives.

The Culture:
Things have been going very well for us and there is still a lot of interesting work ahead. Root is a venture-backed technology company. 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 hearts and minds building it. We look for individuals who can find solutions to our challenges by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and vigor. We expect every team member to lead with empathy and respect. Our open office space is filled with the rhythmic tapping of keyboards, percussive “pop” of LaCroix cans, and the hum of formative conversation. The team eats catered lunch together Monday-Friday.

The Position:
Consumer behavior is nebulous.  Occasionally, hints are dropped for entrepreneurs on how to create a better mousetrap.  However, these hints are fleeting, often misguided, and seldom specific enough for a product manager, designer, engineer, or analyst to build an exact product that matches the consumer preference in the market.  More times than not, this difficulty leads to consumer behavior being treated as a mythical creature - the understanding of which is some black magic that a few lucky billionaires were born with and which can never be learned.

We don’t believe in black magic or divine intervention that graces a few lucky entrepreneurs.  We do, however, believe in leveraging structured, rigorous thinking and quick, nimble iteration to create products that customers love.

As a Product Analyst, you will own measurement and analysis for a specific area of our business.

Visa sponsorship not available at this time.

Reports to: Lead Product Analyst

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist product manager in defining product strategy for a specific area of the business
  • Defines and owns metrics that capture the spirit of business objectives as closely as possible
  • Identifies potential product improvements and quantifies upsides of possible features
  • Designs and evaluates experiments to test the success of product features
  • Works with engineers and other analysts to maintain the consistency and reliability of the data warehouse
  • Boils technical findings down into business recommendations
  • Works with product managers, engineers, designers, and other analysts to drive business results

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Mindset:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative field
  • 1+ years of analytics or data science experience in a business or academic environment
  • Demonstrable experience teaching or explaining technical results or concepts to less technical audiences
  • Experience writing SQL queries
  • Knowledge of basic statistic techniques; linear and logistic regression, chain ladder method, confidence intervals
  • Basic knowledge of experimental design and AB testing
  • Familiarity with a scripting language like Python or R
  • Proficient in Tableau or other business intelligence tools
  • Proven ability to execute on projects quickly; get things done mentality
  • Unabashed question asker; willing to learn anything needed to get things done

Get in touch

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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Why join Root?
Because we believe the best way to move the world forward is the relentless pursuit of ideas.

We build things that ought to exist, but would not exist, if we were not building them.

We do this through immense dedication to our craft, an unwavering focus on our fellow human beings, and a maniacal obsession with the quality of our creations.

Problems stick in our craw, and we don’t let them go until we solve them.  We believe in the scientific process and know that experimentation is the best way to find truth.  We don’t hold ideas down no matter how crazy they may seem. We foster them, nurture them, and unceasingly test them.  If you are the kind of person that loves tackling big problems with a collaborative group of people until you find solutions, you belong here.

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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].