We’re hiring an Actuarial Analyst in Columbus, OH

Update: We're excited that you're interested in Root. In order to maintain a great candidate experience while most of our folks are working from home, we've decided to pause hiring for the time being. We welcome you to apply, and if it's a great fit, we'll reach out when we start to ramp up hiring again. In the meantime, our Candidate Experience Team is working hard to optimize our existing workflows to set us up for additional scale once the situation settles down.

Our telematics data has opened the door to new ways of auto pricing; new data everywhere, new analytical approaches, and the massive computational power to finally put the two together. We’re looking for actuaries that are ready to toss their templates aside, roll up their sleeves, and get their hands dirty building better models and analytics from the ground up.

In this role, you’ll be on the frontlines of pricing techniques, wielding your deep understanding of both the theoretical and technical applications behind pricing to develop and test innovative, next-generation rating plans. Using modern tools and techniques, you’ll be constructing and automating processes to replace labor-intensive tasks, letting you can focus on being an actuary. With direct access to key information and the encouragement to experiment with it means you’ll have the freedom to sculpt creative pricing solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute pricing initiatives including state-by-state roll-out and developing/automating reporting processes for analysis
  • Use statistical models to develop rating plans and recommendations for pricing improvement
  • Evaluate and analyze market data to make competitive strategic decisions
  • Reserve analysis including traditional and non-traditional techniques
  • Opportunities for growth with company into management or other more senior roles

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of P&C insurance experience in an actuarial role
  • Demonstrable experience building and validating predictive models (e.g. model selection, performance metric selection, cross-validation, bootstrapping)
  • Demonstrable experience with modeling in R, Python or other modeling software packages
  • Intermediate experience in SQL/PostgreSQL or other database software packages

Preferences

  • 2 CAS/SOA exams or Masters in Statistics/Applied Mathematics
  • Personal Auto/Home pricing experience
  • Management experience (team, project, or product)
  • Rigorous statistical thinking within an alternative model framework

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.

We believe our customers deserve insurance that is:
Fair. We lean on data, not demographic labels.
Affordable. We base rates on good driver performance.
Personal. We give our customers the power to affect their rates.
Easy. We create an intuitive experience.
Accessible. We make information clear.
Beyond. We are never, ever satisfied with the status quo.

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