We’re hiring a Data Analyst, Telematics in Columbus, OH

Our data science team makes sense of diverse datasets related to key business problems. We're responsible for the full stack of data analytics, from querying or procuring data, cleaning data, feature generation, problem formulation, error/success metric choice, machine learning/predictive model building, and translation of results into business action. The final product can range from reporting that will be used to advise strategic planning, to recommendation of a specific action, to handing off a predictive model for deployment in production. All of this is done to make our various teams and processes more efficient and to price our products more accurately.

We're looking for a Data Analyst to become an expert on our core telematic models; we've created the mechanisms to collect and process massive amounts of smartphone sensor data, but we need help validating, improving, and teaching other teams about them. In this role, you'll assist our data scientists in developing deeper insights and understandings across various analytical projects, identifying trends and impacts across our data. You'll also build monitoring of critical telematic KPIs from the ground up, helping our a wide range of stakeholders stay up-to-date on what's happening.


  • Validate and improve core telematics models
  • Analyze large telematic datasets to derive key insights in driver’s behavior
  • Develop and maintain the key documents and dashboards on core telematics models
  • Establish reporting of standard exhibits


  • 1+ years of Data Analyst/Data Scientist experience in a business or academic environment
  • Strong programming skills. Python preferred
  • Experience with SQL
  • Demonstrable experience with predictive modeling and model diagnostics
  • Knowledge of basic statistical techniques
  • Advanced degree in a technical or quantitative field preferred

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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@joinroot.com.