We’re hiring a Director of Data Science 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.

Root is looking for an experienced Director of Data Science to help drive the future of our team. In this role, you'll manage the implementation of modern, effective solutions and technologies to solve a variety of data problems across our organization. You will help guide experimental design, identifying key metrics and measurements, constructing visualizations and dashboards, and solving open-ended research problems. The ideal candidate will be able to roll up their sleeves and work alongside their team to build and test proposed solutions.


  • Lead and grow a team of data scientists.
  • Apply modern machine learning methods to problems in reserving, marketing, and conversion.
  • Improve existing processes across the data science and actuarial organizations.
  • Identify opportunities to impact Root’s products with data science solutions, showing clear value of sophisticated methods, and generating research ideas for future work.


  • 5+ years experience in data science, covering demonstrable experience with predictive modeling, exploratory data analysis, probabilistic modeling, and productionizing solutions
  • At least 2 years of management experience.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in statistical inference, numerical linear algebra, numerical optimization
  • Knowledge of data science technical stacks

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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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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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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].