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Data Analyst, Forecasting

Remote (or Columbus, OH)

The position. 
We believe a large part of building an effective insurance company can be solved with a principled quantitative framework. We are committed to the rigorous development and effective deployment of modern statistical machine learning methods to problems in the insurance industry.

We are looking for a Data Analyst, Forecasting to join our Data Science Forecasting team. As part of this team, you will help build the bridge between data science models and the financial forecasting process. In this role, you will use modern quantitative methods and best practices for deploying robust production models to promote mutual understanding between teams within Root involved in our forecasting process. You will work closely with Data Scientists and members of the Finance team to understand the detailed performance of our business and contribute to our view of the future as a high-growth company, including the decisions and adjustments needed along the way.  

The ideal candidate will have deep analytical and business acumen, with strong programming skills and high quantitative aptitude.

What you’ll be doing.

  • Write and standardize queries for building a consistent view of the business from the data warehouse
  • Derive assumptions from historical data for key unit economic variables
  • Facilitate processes and tools to apply qualitative assumption adjustments and partner with business experts to develop these adjustments
  • Build robust and automated calculating engines/methodologies fed by these assumptions
  • Automate regular processes and visualizations to evaluate accuracy of forecasted results
  • Perform deep-dive analysis to answer questions around causes of key business trends

What we’re looking for.

  • 3+ years of experience in data analytics
  • Strong programming skills in Python (preferred) or R
  • Advanced skills in SQL with the ability to write complex and optimized queries
  • Familiarity with complex financial models in Excel
  • Analytical mindset, with strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

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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. If you are passionate about what this role entails and 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

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an 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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