We’re hiring a Lead Product Analyst in Columbus, OH

The Company: 
Root is a company of 400 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-Thursday.

The Position:
Consumer behavior is nebulous.  Occasionally, hints are dropped for entrepreneurs on how to create a better mouse trap.  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 Lead Product Analyst, you will lead a team of analysts and own measurement and analysis for a product vertical.

Reports to: Director of Product Analytics

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads, develops, and mentors a team of product analysts
  • Assists product managers and Director of Product in defining product strategy for a product vertical
  • 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 nuanced technical findings down into concise business recommendations
  • Owns analysis completely from end to end; from asking business questions, cleaning the data, designing and performing analysis, and finally the presentation of results, insights, and recommendations
  • Prioritizes the must have requirements of a project and executes on them quickly
  • 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
  • 4+ years of analytics or data science experience in a business environment
  • 2+ year(s) experience leading a team of analysts or data scientists
  • Demonstrable experience teaching or explaining technical results or concepts to less technical audiences
  • Experience writing and validating complex SQL queries
  • Experience applying statistical techniques to business problems and driving results; linear and logistic regression, chain ladder method, confidence intervals
  • Experience using a scripting language like Python or R for analysis
  • Proficient in Tableau or other business intelligence tools; adept at building intuitive and insightful charts and graphs
  • Familiar with the basics of dimensional modeling, data warehousing, and version control
  • Deep knowledge of experimental design and AB testing
  • Proven ability to prioritize and execute on projects quickly; get things done mentality
  • Unabashed question asker; willing to learn anything needed to get things done
  • Demonstrated leadership skills on technical projects

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].