We’re hiring a Data Infrastructure Engineer in Columbus, OH

The engineering team at Root strives to be one of the most transformative engineering teams ever. We’re changing the way that car insurance works. We’re competing with companies that have been around for a century and comprise a $200B industry—and we’re doing it with an astonishingly small team.

Our data tech stack includes:
--R, Python, and Ruby for code deployed for R&D and for production
--Redshift, Athena, PostgreSQL, Spark, and JupyterHub for querying and computation
--NumPy, Pandas, and scikit-learn for data analysis and machine learning
--AWS Cloudformation, AWS Lambda, AWS ECS for automation and deployment
--Buildkite for CI

We recently raised one of the largest VC rounds ever for an Ohio technology company:


At Root, we are not only building high-quality consumer-facing software products, but also a top-tier auto insurance company. We are creating a highly capable and adaptable engineering team to realize the competitive advantages of using advanced actuarial and analytic techniques, predictive modeling, and machine learning in a modern cloud computing environment.

For more information on engineering at Root see https://eng.joinroot.com/

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 assigned work beyond basic technical solutions.
Working with Others: The ability to work effectively with other engineers and people in other functions.

Scope of Impact Team/Initiative/Company

What we look for in senior data infrastructure engineers:

Technical Skills

  • Deep understanding of technologies used in our stack, data science and analysis tooling and automation, and cloud computing technologies
  • 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
  • Strong familiarity with cloud infrastructure, devops, deployment automation, and data science and analysis libraries and platforms

Planning and Execution

  • Plans and completes large and complex tasks/projects without supervision
  • 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
  • Works with product owners, analysts and other functions to move company’s priorities forward

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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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].