We’re hiring a Director of Underwriting in Columbus, OH

Root is looking for a Director of Underwriting to fully leverage our technology and predictive analytics to enhance and scale our current underwriting practices. In this role, you'll oversee our underwriting operations, managing and expanding our current underwriting team while exploring novel ways to leverage analytics and automation throughout our underwriting processes. With your top-down perspective of our underwriting organization, you also will set Root's underwriting strategies, such as navigating complex regulatory decisions and upholding the integrity of our rating data.


  • Draft updates and revising various underwriting rules and guidelines for all new and renewal business.
  • Monitor compliance and profitability of specified product lines from an operations and underwriting perspective.
  • Collaborating with actuarial, data science, product and legal staff to assure quality products, adequate pricing, and to meet the needs of our insureds and the marketplace.
  • Participate in review of prospective products and makes appropriate recommendations in regard to acceptance criteria and overall underwriting risk.
  • Consult with product, claims, finance, legal and other internal partners on all matters of underwriting operations.
  • Review and continually improve policy contract language, endorsement language, and policy amendment language

Minimum qualifications:

  • 10+ years of personal lines underwriting experience, CPCU designation preferred.
  • Exceptional verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; adept in relationship building.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and align activities to meet goals in ever-changing environments and market conditions.
  • Demonstratable analytical and quantitative skills, with strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and time management quality.

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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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Join us.
At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. Very few (if any!) people will fit every description; so if you are passionate about what this role entails, and are excited by 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.
Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root.
We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly 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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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 jobs@inc.joinroot.com.